Blog By Matt Lee
Most homeowners have probably fallen in love with their backyard setup, and this love is only compounded if those same homeowners install a beautiful new patio gazebo. Let’s face it, gazebos do wonders for backyard spaces. Not only are gazebos wonderful at providing shade and a space to gather in the backyard, they are also the perfect focal point to center other backyard renovation projects around. Gazebos can easily be the centerpiece of an outdoor bar, entertainment center, or a variety of other projects.
If you have a gazebo in your backyard and are interested in exploring various backyard design project ideas to set it off to its greatest advantage, continue reading!
Nothing puts the spotlight on a gazebo (and makes your backyard a highly sought out retreat) better than high-quality landscaping. Placing a series of potted plants or even digging out a few flower beds around your house and gazebo can do wonders at drawing your backyard area together. Not only will the various flowers tie all areas of your backyard together, they will also add a nice touch of color that you and all of your guests can enjoy.
Outdoor Grill or Bar
Barbecue lovers will rejoice when they learn about your backyard gazebo and outdoor grill. Sometimes when a gazebo includes an outdoor grill, it is referred to as a ‘grill-zebo’.
In addition to installing an outdoor grill, you can also include a few racks of glasses and built-in coolers to transform the grill-zebo into a backyard bar as well. If you are interested in creating your own grill-zebo, you will want to be careful with where you position your grill. You do not want intense heat to be continually directed onto your gazebo, just as you wouldn’t want intense heat directed onto various porch ceiling ideas.
Install an Entertainment System
If you currently have a gazebo on your property, it likely serves as the centerpiece of the backyard. In fact, when winter is creeping around the corner and you are busy winterizing windows, you probably find yourself thinking about how you only have a few days left to enjoy the gazebo before the cold sets in. Well, nothing can make a summer day in the backyard more enjoyable than an entertainment system.
These days there are a variety of options you can choose from to project or display the big game or a hit movie in your backyard. Choosing to install a projection screen or an outdoor tv in or near your gazebo will double its use, as it can now serve as a cozy seating area to view the year’s hottest blockbusters.
Rustic Home Features
Another backyard renovation project you can consider to complement your gazebo is to install various rustic features on your home. Rustic features like wooden windowsills or rustic exterior window shutters will complement the design of your gazebo nicely. If you are able to match the colors of your gazebo with the colors of these features this renovation will only compliment your gazebo further.
Make Your Backyard Your Desired Destination
You should take pride in your backyard. If you have a gazebo, you probably already spend quite a bit of time back there. However, conducting a new renovation project to complement the gazebo might be a great way to ensure the whole family wants to gather in the backyard. As previously discussed, backyard grills and entertainment centers are great options that will make your gazebo THE place to be. While the addition of high-quality landscaping and rustic home features will improve the aesthetic of your backyard and tie its many elements together.