So you’ve decided to take the plunge and build a gazebo into your back yard. Great choice! Both pergolas and gazebos reliably add value to your home. Of course, they also do a great job of helping you enjoy your home by giving you a backyard getaway where you can truly relax. Now you just have to figure out where to put the thing. What will you use the gazebo for? This is the biggest determinant. If you want to use it as an outdoor dining room then you probably want the gazebo close to your house..
Once upon a time, we discussed why you should avoid bringing a fire pit into your gazebo. But as it turns out, there are some other ways to tackle the problem of heating your gazebo in winter. And since we also think it would be incredibly awesome to sit cuddled up in a winter gazebo all warm and toasty while enjoying a beautiful winter wonderland, we decided to investigate and make sure you knew all about these methods, too. Start with low-tech methods. Add heavy gazebo curtains or sun shades and draw them down. You don’t necessarily want..
Your pergola is a perfect place for some seriously festive holiday lighting. Here are a few tips for getting a great look, as well as for getting the job done safely. Choose your lights. You can choose cheap Christmas lights with thin strands, but you don’t have to. Patio lighting looks amazing all year. Choose heavy-duty lights meant to withstand the elements. You can simply switch from colored holiday bulbs to clear white bulbs after the season is over. Or go bold with blue or gold lights, which look Christmas-y at Christmas but which just look cool any other day..