Gazebos are traditionally associated as being a poolside feature. After all, they make a great addition to any outdoor entertainment area, particularly if there is a pool. However, this isn’t the only use for gazebos. In fact, gazebos can be far more versatile than first thought.
So what exactly can you use a gazebo for?
1. Garden gazebos
Let’s start with one of the more obvious ones. Gazebos make for a great feature piece for any backyard or garden. Best of all, there are so many different designs for gazebos, there is sure to be one that suits your style preferences and space availability. Shapes for garden gazebos include octagon, square, rectangle, and oval, to name a few.
What better place to take romantic newlywed photos than under a specially decorated gazebo? A gazebo not only gives shade, but can be decorated to suit the colour scheme or theme of your wedding. There are so many things you can add to gazebos for decorations – fairy lights, flowers, draped curtains – you name it! Get the extra wow factor by having a gazebo as part of your wedding day.
3. Spa shelter
Do you have a spa in your backyard? Why not give it some shelter by putting the spa in a gazebo. Your family and friends will definitely be impressed by your spa once you make it a feature piece by placing it inside a gazebo. Having your spa within a gazebo also gives you extra privacy, meaning you can enjoy having some time in the spa without everyone in your house and your neighbour’s houses watching you. If you’re going to this, make sure you get a gazebo that is larger than your spa. You’ll want to choose a square gazebo so it comfortable fits the gazebo. You want to have enough space outside of the gazebo to be able to move around and get in and out of the spa.
Gazebos aren’t just for adults. They can be a place for the kids to enjoy too. It’s a great way to get the kids out of the house and enjoying your outdoor entertainment area. No matter what the weather is, if you have a gazebo kids will still be able to get some fresh air. You can decorate the playhouse gazebo with a table and chairs, some books, and their favourite toys. Kids will be entertained for hours and will get a much needed break from technology in the house.
5. Potting shed
If you enjoy gardening, you can dedicate your gazebo to a place where you can do your potting and planting. Store your potting bench, pots and plants within the gazebo. It will not only add some nature to the gazebo, but means the plants will be ready and accessible when you’re ready to do more gardening.
6. Outdoor dining
Want to have dinner outdoors? Why not consider having a romantic dinner in your own gazebo? Best of all, you don’t even have to worry about the weather. Your gazebo will shelter you from all the elements. It will cool the temperature and shelter you from the sun in summer, while also being waterproof and blocking the rain. You can have all the al fresco dinner parties you want once you have a gazebo on your deck or in your garden.
7. Fitness area
You may not be able to turn your gazebo into a complete gym, but that doesn’t mean you should discard the thought of fitness altogether. You can turn your gazebo into an aerobic exercise area. Think yoga, pilates, Tai Chi or any other stretching and core based exercises. You can now get out of the house and complete all of these activities in fresh air in your gazebo.
8. Car shelter
Need to shelter your car but don’t have a carport? Why not consider installing a gazebo instead? A gazebo without a deck makes for the perfect cover for your car. Now you won’t have to worry about your car being outside when it is raining or there is a storm. It will get that extra bit of protection by being covered by a gazebo.
Interested in getting a gazebo?
Inspired by our list and want to get your very own gazebo? Aarons Outdoor Living can help! We sell gazebos in five different standard sizes, which can come with a deck or without. There are also a bunch of additional customisable extras, such as square posts, steps, ramps, stirrups, gutter kit/downpipe, manila rope and optional colour. You can even choose a finish which suits your style – natural, cedar stained or walnut stained. Whatever you want to use your gazebo for, Aarons will be able to help. If you want to get a gazebo for your outdoor entertainment area, contact one of Aarons friendly staff members today.