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The Different Types of Gazebos Available For Your Home


When you want to sit out in your backyard but avoid the elements go gazebo. There are all sorts of different styles and models available to you. You can find everything from an inexpensive do it yourself kit up through elaborate plans that will require a contractor to build it for you. You’ll be able to find the exact the style, construction, and amenities to fit your budget.

To give you a good idea of what all is out there here are a few of the different types of gazebos:

Portable Gazebo:

  • For the budget conscious you can find portable gazebos that set up and disassemble in a matter of minutes.  If you aren’t sure exactly what you are looking for a portable gazebo is a good choice to get you started to see if you like the look in your backyard.

Do it Yourself Gazebo Kit:

  • Another option  is a do it yourself kit. These come with all the parts and pieces you need to assemble a gazebo over a long weekend. It’s similar to building an outdoor shed.  You will need to  put down a footing for the kit to sit on. Grab a helper, and start putting it together. Kits are available for a few hundred dollars and  you can  Learn How To put up your very own Gazebo and what materials to use at

Ready Made Gazebo Kit:

  • Then there is the ready-made gazebo which comes completely assembled. The company will just deliver it to your back yard and set everything up. Expect to pay a couple grand for one of these.

Design Your Own:

  • Finally you can go wild and design your own with the help of a contractor. The sky is the limit when it comes to features. You can build anything that your budget will allow. allows you to create the Gazebo of Your Dreams! using their Gazebo Wizard.

The Benefits of a Gazebo in Your Back Garden Entertainment Area

Suncast 12' x 12' Double Roof GazeboA gazebo is great. There aren’t too many items that add as much joy or value to a backyard. They can be tucked away in a corner of the garden as a romantic sitting spot. Or your gazebo can serve as a great gathering place for friends and family when you have a barbecue. You won’t have to worry about pesky mosquitoes or flies if you have a screened in gazebo. The benefits of a gazebo are numerous. Here are just a few of them.

Great all year round:

It doesn’t matter if it’s raining snowy or sunny out you can sit in a gazebo completely protected from the elements. You can enjoy your backyard all year around. Sure a gazebo might get chilly in the dead of winter but you can just put a propane heater inside and stay nice and toasty warm and enjoy the beauty of fresh snowfall.  In the heat of summer you have a nice shaded place to laze about on a steamy august day.

Home Value:

A gazebo adds value to your home. If you are looking to sell your house you need something to stand out in this tough seller’s market. A gazebo can help set you apart from everyone else trying to sell their home. It’s an added piece of value a buyer will consider as a plus to the property.



A gazebo is a natural place to gather with a group of friends and family. You can dine outside, have a backyard party or for those romantic times cuddle outside with your loved one.

These are just a few of the benefits of owning a gazebo.  All that’s left for you to do is shop around and figure out the style price and type of material you want. You can find everything from natural wood to PVC. There’s a choice to fit every yard, garden and budget.

Barzebo’s – the Next Generation Gazebo

barzeboThe Barzebo is the latest ‘must have’ for anyone who loves outdoor entertaining. If you’ve started to see the word ‘Barzebo’ around and thought it was a typo, here’s a run down on the whole Gazebo/Barzebo  phenomenon.

Gazebos came first…

A gazebo is a roofed, open sided structure, often octagonal in shape. Their main function was (and still is) to provide shade from the sun or rain and a place to rest awhile. They were very popular in public parks and large gazebos were often called bandstands. Gazebos aren’t a new thing. They have received mentions in the ancient literature of many classical civilizations including China and Persia.

Having a gazebo quickly became a sign of a person’s wealth or social standing. George Washington had a small octagonal one. Thomas Jefferson intended to build three, all in different styles but only managed to complete one.

Gazebos were also called pavilions or summerhouses – although nowadays, summerhouses tend to have at least three closed-in sides and are often like little garden cottages.

Why is it called a gazebo?

The odd sounding word ‘gazebo’ has several possible explanations although no one knows the true origin of it. Some say it is derived from the French “Que c’est beau” which means “How beautiful!”

Others say it is from Macaronic Latin – a form of language that was used throughout Europe during the Middle Ages. It used Latin combined with the native language of whichever country it was spoken in. The Macaronic Latin word was gazebo and it commonly meant “I shall gaze” – the gazebo being a place of rest and contemplation.

Gazebos were very often used in the Middle Ages. The simplest form was a cloth stretched between four poles and carried by four servants to protect a noble person or dignitary from the sun or rain. Tournaments always featured a structured gazebo from whence the high-born could observe the festivities.

Then there was the Barzebo…

A Barzebo is simply a gazebo with a bar for serving drinks. The Barzebo is strong once constructed but it is also portable. This is extremely useful as it can be constructed in one place and then easily taken down and set up somewhere else. The bar is an integral part of the structure and is joined on to two or more adjacent panels for support. This gives it good structural stability.

Like a gazebo, a Barzebo has a roof, often a water resistant canopy which attaches to the structural frame. Some have two tiers for extra protection.

The bar area often features glass and bottle holders to keep supplies organized. Some have a separate glass top which sits on the bar surface for easy cleaning and maintenance. Most Barzebos come with at least two and often three bar stools, which most commonly have sling style seats.

They vary in size but a popular size is around 6 to 7 feet square of internal space. Price also varies according to the size, materials and ‘extras’ but for one of that size, you’d be parting with around $400. Be careful to check on the delivery cost too as these can be quite hefty. As always, shop around for the best deal.

If you live in a sunny climate and frequently entertain outdoors, a Barzebo will be a very good investment and will certainly impress your guests!

Click here to buy the D.C. America 8×8 Column Barzebo Pavilion with 2 Bar Stools in Bronze/Beige (pictured above)

Measuring 10′ x 10′ there is oodles of room for you to entertain in style.

madaga-gazeboThe frame is made from powder coated steel making it durable as well as attractive. So you have the peace of mind to know that the frame is rust and weather resistant.

How absolutely divine for your entertainment area is the Home Madaga Gazebo .
The cover is made from 100% Terylene.

And the beauty of this gazebo is that when the sun starts to go down and the mosquito’s begin to  make their appearance, there is no need for you and the family to move indoors. Simply lower the mosquito netting and continue on partying.

There is some assembly required to erect this gazebo.


And here is a view of the Madaga gazebo with its easy to add mosquito net attached. The net is is both weather and UV resistant, and keeping those pesky bugs away is sure to make your time outdoors even more enjoyable.


madaga-gazebo mosquito netting

Complete the look with an outdoor patio Magda Wicker Set

Suncast Octagonal Double Roof Gazebo

How beautifully elegant is the Suncast 10′ x 10′ gazebo with its slate look double roof.

What a beautiful setting to sit with a loved one or share some time with family and friends.

suncast-gazeboThis lovely gazebo is made from  long lasting durable PVC that is impervious to  rot, cracking, splintering and it doesn’t  need painting.  So it is virtually maintenance free.

The Suncast gazebo has a decorative railing  with a matching railing design on roof.

You simply need to construct the gazebo on a wooden platform or a concrete pad, whichever you prefer and before you know it you will entertaining in style and elegance.

And even when the cooler months arrive, the Suncast  Gazebo will still look magnificent in your garden.

I can just picture roses trailing around and through the rails, infusing the air with a beautiful fragrance. Or perhaps wisteria or jasmine to create a fragrant atmosphere.



Not quite a gazebo, not quite a bar – the Barzebo is an ideal way to entertain in your backyard entertainment area.

Set up the free standing cover, and you  will have all the protection from the elements as you mix up a cool pitcher of  margaritas for your guests.

This classy style barzebo pavilion measures 8′ x 8′ so you will have plenty of cover.

The frame is made from bronze steel and the cabana top is beige.

The bazebo pavilion comes complete with two bar stools.

Just think how great this D.C. America 8×8 Column Barzebo Pavilion with 2 Bar Stools-Bronze/Beige would be by the pool.  So convenient.


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