Being cooped up in the enclosure of your home can be enjoyable when it is well-ventilated. However, no matter how enjoyable it is, there is always a point when you wish you can go somewhere, feel the breeze and smell the flowers.
The ancient Roman and Greek gazebos were the central fixtures of every home. Located in an area where a person is standing in the gazebo can get a scenic view of his surroundings and quite often a roofed structure with the opening on the sides. Perhaps, the original made or structure of the gazebo was inspired by the word’s literal meaning that is gaze or look about and are called many names including Belvedere or gazebos that offer a view and pergola that refers to gazebos in general whether or not they have a great a view.
Gazebos or garden summerhouses were also common among the Turks and Persians who called their palaces kiosk and mosques respectively. It is also popular among Americans as it is the center of attraction in parks or dancing areas. Today, the word kiosk does not only stand for gazebos but also for small stores or booths for telephones, newsstands, hamburger or vending stores.
When constructing your backyard summerhouse will not only add an aesthetic feature to your home but it will also be the center of family activities, they can also entertain guests in during a barbecue party. Gazebos can be of any shape or size but the philosophy behind its construction should always be to provide warmth and gateway from the sun’s heat. You may find it more convenient to buy a cheap summerhouse online than build one yourself
The ancient gazebos were made of marble but today, most gazebos are made of wood. Others prefer to build their gazebos using metals but designed to look like wood. The most important part of your gazebo is the roof so much planning should be placed on this part. You can choose from a pagoda-like or tiered roof or the majestic roof.
There are homeowners who use wood in constructing their gazebos because of the country and breezy feeling evoked by the material. They also opt for a clear or dark wooden finish than painting their gazebos. And if you want to add additional features in your gazebo like a tub then you have to include electrical provisions in the plan.
No matter what type of gazebo you have in mind, it will always be a welcome addition to any household.