GARDENER – Interested in building a garden gazebo in your home? Here are 4 tips for creating a garden with the concept of building a gazebo in the front or back yard of the house.
Home is the most appropriate place to enjoy free time. However, it may be more comfortable if you have a designated area in your home where you can relax.
One option that you can consider is a gazebo. A comfortable garden gazebo is usually located in the garden area of your home.
If you are planning to add a gazebo to your home as a place to relax with your family, read this article!
Various Types of Garden Gazebos
A gazebo is a building structure consisting of a strong canopy, curtain, or sides, and sometimes has additional features such as mosquito netting.
Gazebos can be made of various materials such as wood, metal, or other materials. The gazebo has many models and sizes available. For reference, here are some of the most frequently used models.
1. Portable Gazebos
This gazebo model is also known as a folding gazebo with open sides. If you are looking for a garden gazebo that is easy to install and can be moved around easily, a portable gazebo is a right choice.
This type of gazebo is suitable for outdoor-themed events, such as BBQs and family events. Even though it looks minimalist.
Portable gazebos are made of strong materials, such as mild steel, and are available in various sizes.
2. Wooden Gazebos
Love the concept of nature that looks elegant? A Gazebo made of wood can be an option for you. Usually, wooden gazebos are available in various styles, from minimalist to modern.
When choosing this type of gazebo, make sure to choose a type of wood that is termite resistant, such as teak, trembles wood, or Merbau wood.
This is important so that the wooden gazebo you choose is durable and not easily damaged.
3. Metal Gazebos
Metal gazebos are one of the most popular garden gazebo models on the market. It is usually made of various metals such as steel, aluminum, and wrought iron.
Even though it is made of strong material, metal gazebos need additional maintenance so they don’t rust quickly.
So, choose materials that are rust-resistant such as aluminum or plated steel to ensure that your gazebo is durable and looks beautiful over time.
4. Bamboo Gazebos
A bamboo gazebo is one type of gazebo that is easy to find in Indonesia, for example in a cross-legged themed restaurant. However, you can also make it in your home garden to relax.
The materials used to build bamboo gazebos are easy to find and relatively inexpensive. The roof is made of dry straw or used roof tiles, while the frame is made of old bamboo.
Bamboo gazebos provide a natural and relaxing atmosphere to your garden.
Tips for Making a Garden Gazebo for Relaxing
After you find the type of gazebo that suits you, there are some tips that can help you in the process of making a gazebo in your home garden. Here are some of those tips:
Take into account the size of the Gazebo
Make sure the size of the gazebo you want is proportional to the area of your garden. A gazebo is generally 2 meters in size, but back to your needs, the size can be smaller.
The important thing is that the size must be proportional between the width and height of the gazebo.
Preferably, the gazebo is no more than ⅕ of the total garden area. In addition, keep a minimum distance of 2 meters from the nearest wall to prevent rainwater from entering the gazebo.
Pay attention to the location of the placement of the gazebo
Gazebos can beautify garden decorations, but careless placement can reduce the aesthetics of the garden. So, make sure the position of the gazebo is in accordance with the overall garden layout.
However, to help you visualize the placement of the gazebo, you can try placing a few stakes in a circle and see if they are placed correctly.
Create a Model and Material Design
It is very important to adjust the gazebo model to the garden design and style of your home.
Decide whether you want an open or closed gazebo model, as well as a permanent or temporary model.
Next, choose a gazebo material that is strong and mildew and weather resistant, especially on important parts such as the roof.
Fiber roofs, tiles, and thatch are materials that are often used on gazebo roofs.
Choose a roofing material that can protect you from heat and rain while relaxing in the gazebo, such as HDPE (high-density polyethylene) synthetic roofing.
This will help your gazebo last longer and be comfortable to use.
Gazebo Interior Decoration
To increase comfort in the gazebo, you should add decorative furniture, such as tables and chairs that match the color of the gazebo, or carpet mats and pillows if the gazebo is a cross-legged model.
This will make your gazebo feel more comfortable and pleasant to visit.
To create a certain impression, you can also add lighting. For example, lanterns or chandeliers.
The right lighting can make the atmosphere in the gazebo more romantic or relaxing, depending on the type of lights you choose.
Don’t forget to consider safety when using lights in the gazebo. Make sure the lamp is connected to a safe power source and installed properly.
Interested in building a garden gazebo in your home?