What comes to mind when you think of gazebos? Perhaps you envision a stage for lively music at your local park, a happy setting for a friend’s wedding ceremony, or a relaxing spot to enjoy a tall glass of lemonade in your grandmother’s backyard. Whatever the occasion, gazebos are usually associated with peaceful, pleasant times where special memories are made. Archadeck of Raleigh Durham can help you create the gazebo of your dreams at your own home. You may be surprised at the amount of versatility in the placement, design, and usage of today’s gazebos.
Gazebos are traditionally freestanding structures nestled in a picturesque landscape or along the water’s edge. Today, gazebos are often added directly onto a deck or patio, creating a cozy and festive nook to complement the more open and airy spaces that decks and patios offer. Gazebos can also be used to add shade, definition, and seating to a pool area or to provide privacy for a hot tub. They can be finished in the same type and color of material to match your home, deck, or patio structure for a seamless visual blend.
There are many design options for creating your dream gazebo in Raleigh, Chapel Hill, or anywhere in between. A key consideration is what architectural style will complement your home. Do you want a more traditional, Victorian look or that of an Asian-inspired pavilion? What about a craftsman-style gazebo or something more streamlined and modern? What shape interests you – a classic octagon or something different? Once you have decided upon the best style, we can design the roof, posts and rails, and other details to match.
Gazebos are traditionally made of wood, but today they can also be made out of composite materials. Using composite materials increases the longevity of your new outdoor living space and reduces the need for regular, on-going maintenance that is associated with wooden structures. Composite materials may also be the best option for matching your existing home, deck, or patio.
In addition to choosing the architectural style and materials for your new gazebo, you have other options as well. We can enclose your gazebo with screens – and a beautiful screened door – to help with shade and to offer greater protection from outdoor pests. We can also run electricity to the structure, and add lighting and ceiling fans in order to extend your use of the gazebo from day to night as well as throughout more of the year. If you would like custom seating, we can build benches along the perimeter or ensure that we have the perfect spot to hang the porch swing of your dreams.
Adding a gazebo to your deck or patio provides a unique place to enjoy every day moments and special occasions. Your new gazebo will be the perfect spot to bring your yoga mat out for an early morning Zen session, host a delicious meal for friends, or share cookies and memories with your grandchild. If your niece is planning an intimate outdoor wedding, she can share her vows in your custom gazebo. With the addition of outdoor lighting, the gazebo can even be used as a late night dance floor! Whatever your interests are, outdoor living can be comfortable, stylish, and memorable with a gazebo, deck, porch or patio by Archadeck of Raleigh Durham.
Whether you’re hosting a wedding ceremony in Wake Forest, a romantic dinner in Cary or a book club gathering in Chapel Hill, a gazebo is a perfect addition to your outdoor living. Call today for a design consultation to get started on the design for your custom gazebo. 919-973-1523.