Homeowner’s Association Regulations
Depending on where you live, there may be certain HOA regulations that you will need to consider. If you live in a housing development, this is most likely the case. If you live on fairly isolated private property, HOA regulations might not be an issue. However, it’s always better to be safe than sorry.
Choosing a gazebo style
Your main consideration when choosing a gazebo style should be how well it fits with the design of your house and other nearby structures. Shape, color, and materials all play part in determining this. Another thing to consider is whether your gazebo fits with the environment. For example, a wood gazebo looks good in areas with trees. Ultimately, choosing the right gazebo style comes down to matter of preference. Pick the style that you like.
Choosing a gazebo size
Making the right decision on your gazebo’s size requires knowing what you want to do with it. If you want it simply for appearance and personal use, then a smaller 8×8 gazebo should be reasonable. However, if you plan to use it for parties and other events, you probably will want a larger gazebo. If you don’t know exactly what you want to do with your gazebo, it may be wise to choose one that is medium-sized such as a 10×10. Also keep in mind when considering size that larger gazebos are more expensive. If you have a tighter budget, a small pine or log gazebo might be your best option.
How to choose the right spot for your gazebo
Knowing where to place your gazebo can be difficult but it doesn’t have to be. Here’s a few guidelines that can help to make your decision easier:
- Gazebos always look good in or next to a garden. If you have an area with flowers, consider putting your gazebo nearby.
- Find a flat area. Avoid slanted ground or ditches where water may build up.
- Consider when you will most likely use your gazebo and then place it in an area that is shaded or where the roof can block any direct sunlight.
- Put your gazebo in any accessible location. You might even want to make a path to your gazebo.