Today, many people, equipping the area around their homes, install gazebos. Such lightweight structures not only make the site more attractive: in them you can take shelter from the rain, relax after a hard day’s work, sit at the table in company. Often in the design of landscape design gazebo is a central, central figure of the site, its dominant feature.
GAZEBO SELECTION CRITERIA
- Material of manufacture. The best, universal option is wood. For gazebos suit any, the main thing that in the manufacture of construction it was treated with antiseptic and water-repellent impregnation. Wooden gazebos are attractive, have relatively small weight, which facilitates installation and transportation, completely environmentally friendly, they can be easily dismantled and reassembled in another place (in the case of moving, for example). Metal arbors are installed less often, and more often we are talking about forged ones. They are beautiful, but have a high cost and are prone to corrosion. Brick arbors are usually installed if the main building (house) is made of the same material. Stone structures are rare and expensive. Usually they are chosen when the site is decorated under a certain style (for example, country or classic). But gazebos from polycarbonate, despite their cheapness, it is not recommended to install: they are short-lived, easily damaged and do not look very attractive (cheap, to be frank). However, today you can build a pergola from anything: there are options, for example, from rare pink marble or glass.
- Appearance. More often than not, owners of country plots give preference to two types of gazebos: pergolas and pavilions. The first are actually a simple canopy consisting of posts and a roof. They play more a role of shelter from the rain and sun and site decoration, rather than a full-fledged structure. More functional are half-and closed pavilions. These are already full gazebos, which can have both free and glazed window openings.
- Size. Here it all depends on two factors – the shape of the structure and the number of people for which it is designed. For example, you can take a hexagonal gazebo. In a standard version, its width will be 250 cm, 290 cm diagonal, height – 2.2 meters, the area – 6.5 square meters. It can easily accommodate 8-10 people. It is a relatively large gazebo. For a small plot, an ordinary tetrahedral one will do.
- Style of design. Here everything depends on the individual preferences of the site owner. It is clear that the appearance of the gazebo should not discord either with the main building or with the landscape design. If the house is designed in a classical style and built of brick, then located next to him a gazebo in the Eastern style (like a pagoda) will look disharmonious. This is better to discuss with a professional designer.
- Roofing. For a gazebo, it is selected according to the same criteria as for the house. The main thing is for it to protect the building from water as much as possible. In terms of aesthetics will look good roof of shingles, for example.