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How to Make Your Gazebo Canopy a Multi Seasonal Living Area

Aug 18, 2008
If you have decided to invest in adding a gazebo canopy to your landscape you need to stop and think how you can get the most bang for your buck. If you live in a climate where the seasons change, what can you do to make sure you can use your gazebo for more than one season? Making your gazebo a multi seasonal option will make your investment well worth the money, all year round.

The first step you can take in making your gazebo canopy a year round living area is adding electricity to the structure itself. With electricity you give yourself the option to add heat and cooling for the extreme months. A small electric heater will keep the space warm and cozy allowing you to use it throughout the winter months. A small room air conditioner or even a ceiling fan can keep it cool throughout the hot summer months, depending on your climate.

Having electricity allows you to add light. Even if you live in a climate that's warm all year round, it still gets dark pretty early in the winter. Added lighting can help you get more evening use out of your gazebo. What's nicer than watching the sun go down from your gazebo, and then curling up with a good book?

Another option to consider is misquito netting. If you have an open sided gazebo misquito netting may be a must have in the summer months, depending where you live. If you live in an area prone to misquitoes you may find you are unable to use your gazebo without being eaten alive. Misquito netting will help alleviate this problem and allow you to use your gazebo throughout the summer.

Even if you have an open sided gazebo you can look into getting removable windows. If you enjoy the heat, you can take them out in the summer, but they will allow you to use your gazebo through fall if not winter as well. These removable windows can be wonderful for keeping in the heat, allowing you to get much more use out of your gazebo.

If you don't want to go as far as getting removable windows you may want to look into getting roll down shades. At certain times of day the sun can be very strong. It's nice to have something to block the sun, as well as keep out it's heat. A roll down blind can be the perfect accessory to get you back into your gazebo in the late day. This makes it perfect for eating dinner, or a nice family gathering.

As you can see there are many ways to increase the time you can spend in your gazebo. Why not plan ahead and see if you can make your gazebo a multi seasonal addition to your home.
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