Looking for unique ways to decorate your property? An outdoor gazebo is a great way to add some more value and appeal to your property. They can transform the look of your yard with only a small investment. The alcove is great for adding the extra pizzaz you're looking to incorporate on your property. Plus, it doesn't take away from your house but will actually add to the appeal. Want to learn the best way to enhance your property? Keep reading to learn how!
Before you can get building, you'll need to make some cosmetic decisions... What kind of materials do you want your outdoor sanctuary to be made of? Here are some options for you to consider...
Having a roof is a necessity. So what materials should you use? That depends. Some options are going to be great for cosmetic reasons-- they'll look better or portray the feeling you want-- while others are better at withstanding rough weather conditions.
Made from asphalt, a roof made of shingles is expected to last up to 30 years. For those looking for an economical option, these are the way to go. Plus, they're available in a variety of colors!
Relatively new, metal is becoming the trend due to its longevity. Plus, when it rains, the metal will make an amazingly soothing sound that will allow you to really relax. The downside? Metal roofing has a slightly higher price tag. But, considering the life it has, paying a bit extra now could be worth it.
The luxe roof can make for a show-stopping gazebo that you'll want to show off to all of your friends! However, luxe roofing options are not found everywhere, so it may take a bit of searching if you pursue this option.
As another necessity for your outdoor sanctuary, your flooring should be able to withstand the wear and tear of regular traffic.
Wooden floor boards are a standard for many gazebos since they are economical. However, if you plan on getting wood flooring, make sure it is pressure-treated. The wood will last longer, saving you money in the long run!
Having a composite floor is great for both your gazebo and the environment! Made out of recycled wood fibers and recycled plastic, the composite floor is known to be durable with a life span longer than your average wood decking.
Getting screened walls will help keep the bugs out, especially the pesky mosquitos. If you live in an area known for its mosquito population (we're looking at you Florida!), a screen is the addition that will perfect your outdoor haven.
Time to get your hands dirty! Read on to learn how to install your outdoor haven!
And you're done!
Or you could always get a professional team to do it for you!