A gazebo can be a great outdoor leisure space to sit, relax, and hang out with loved ones. Their timeless class and elegance offer a great area to soak in nature while being protected from it at the same time. Although a finished gazebo is a wonderful home addition, there are things you need to consider before building one.

1. Size of Yard

Not all gazebos are for everyone. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes, and for that reason, you will need to consider the size of your yard. The size of your yard will determine the best shape and size for your brand-new gazebo. The last thing you want is a gazebo that takes over your yard or a gazebo that is too small and looks out of place.


2. Type and Design

Another important thing to consider is the type and size of your gazebo. Gazebos have three primary types of design: hardtop, soft top, and pop-up. Each type has its different pros and cons. You’ll want to consider a design that compliments your home’s exterior.


3. Shape 

Gazebos can come in a multitude of shapes. However, some of the most common shapes are:

  • Round
  • Oval 
  • Square 
  • Hexagonal
  • Rectangular
  • Octagonal

 The right-shaped gazebo will depend on its placement in the yard and how much space you have available. If you want to place a gazebo in the corner of your yard, then a gazebo with sides (rectangular, square, or hexagonal) will be ideal. If you want to place it in the center of your yard, then a round-shaped gazebo may be even more ideal.


4. Permit

Believe it or not, you will need a permit to construct your gazebo in Maryland. Even on private property, most municipalities require you to obtain a permit before building a gazebo. You’ll want to factor permit costs into your budget and design plans. Check with your local municipality to ensure that you obtain the right permit for your gazebo project.


5. Installation

Depending on your desired gazebo design, you will also need to think about how it will be installed. If you opt for a hardtop gazebo, you will need the help of a professional to install it. That’s because hardtop gazebos are a little bit more complicated to install than other types of gazebos. If you opt for a soft-top or a pop-up gazebo, you can easily set it up yourself. 


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North American Deck and Patio is here to help you design and install a beautiful gazebo. Our professionals have years of experience building things like decks, patios, sunrooms, and gazebos. We guarantee you’ll love your new gazebo from North American Deck and Patio. Get started today with a FREE consultation.

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