Outdoor structures are often seen in many designs of a landscape. Often portrayed as the center piece, gazebos, pergolas, or pavilions are the perfect addition when it comes to landscape design. Not only are the beautiful to look at, but they are also useful for outdoor events. Host barbecues, birthday parties, romantic weddings, or just relax outdoors with installed furniture or even a swinging hammock.
Gazebos are designed to be a space used to entertain and relax outdoors. Many people who have a gazebo designed in their yard are looking to add a shaded area with multiple uses. The most common use of a gazebo is just to relax in on a hot summers day, but gazebos can be used for more. Many of people have had us design a gazebo to be used for hot tubs, fire pits, and outdoor kitchens.
Pavilions are known as “open air” gazebos, because of their similar style. Pavilions are often built on a wider and longer scale than the typical gazebo. They are designed to be an open and inviting space, often without walls. Pavilions are used to be airy garden structures, pool houses, or outdoor eating areas.
Pergolas are often roofed with an open framework. The traditional design of a pergola was to be used as a garden walk. Climbing plants would be trained to grow around the open framework and provide natural shading. Today pergolas are used for a variety of reasons. Some are designed as seating areas next to swimming pools, whereas others are designed to be shaded areas attached to the side of a home.