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And if the warm fuzzies have left your glam garden because a canopy cover needs replacing -- no worries. There's help here for getting the romance back.
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Canopy gazebos, gazebo building kits, and gazebo blueprints are all covered patio designs that perform well when the task is a quickie backyard redo.
Some just do it with more style.
Canopy Gazebos Characteristics
PVC and powdered coated cast aluminum are lightweight and inexpensive. Wrought iron is heavier, rugged and more expensive.
In 2009, major manufacturers like Hampton Bay, Garden Oasis, Garden Treasures, Martha Stewart, Summer Island, Tivoli, and Sunjoy Industries all trended toward blending rugged durability with wider and taller frames.
The L-shape corner style has been abandoned for corner columns, giving you a spacious opulent look and feel. Leaves, flowers, and vines ornament the frames. And a variety of new colors were introduced to help match your outdoor decor.
Expect to pay $99 to $199 for no-frills options. Mid-range models with leaf or vine motifs or corner columns costs $200 to $399. $400 to $1200 pulls out all the stops with mosquito netting, privacy curtains and lanterns included.
Recommended Canopy GazebosLiving Accents (L-GZ099PST). Why it's
This no-frills model is large at 10 x 12 and lightweight yet rugged, extremely affordable and comes with a combo canvas/mosquito netting canopy cover and enclosure.
Home Madaga - 10x10. Why it's
The customer reviews are raving. Included with this mid-priced option is a 2-tiered ventilating top, corner columns, and a Terylene canopy. Terylene is prized for its durability and low maintenance and its warm, natural feel that resists wrinkling, puckering, and sagging. And the universal sun shade upgrade is a good deal at $29.00.
Sean Conway Tiverton . Why it's
It's lower priced, but high end, and a snap to assemble. Included are mosquito netting, hooks, plus ground stakes. And it has some of the best customer reviews I've seen.
Unfortunately, canopy manufacturers continue to struggle to produce canopies that aren't easily damaged. Lightweight polyester canopy covers fly off when it's windy, tear easily when wet, and fade.
Homeowners loudly complained. Manufacturers responded. And outdoor room lovers everywhere are slowly seeing options in a replacement canopy made of heavy-duty UV treated canvas designed to last longer than the frame.
Building Kit Characteristics
Building kits use treated pine, red cedar, white cedar, vinyl and PVC and come with everything you need.
Red cedar with shake roof is the most popular. Cedar is low maintenance and naturally resists damage and decay. Prices range from $1000 for a 6x6 option to more than $7000 for options as large as 16x16.
Treated pine also resists damage and decay though not as easily and costs on average 10% less than cedar. Pine needs painting or staining periodically.
Both my front deck and back deck are large and made of treated pine, and I rather enjoy the project of maintaining them.
Vinyl and PVC building kits cost on average 10% more than cedar. Vinyl models are also made of treated pine, except the pine is sandwiched between PVC making it almost completely decay and insect resistant and practically maintenance free.
All these offer an endless range of sizes and shapes with octagon, square and oval being the most popular. And right now, costs have been slashed to almost half of what they were a year ago.
Recommended Building KitsSan Marino Cedar Building Kit . Why it's
The price on this cedar model has been drastically reduced! It only requires household tools for assembly. Everything is pre cut and panelized. Includes hardware and easy to follow step by step instructions, a metal cap, wooden finial, and decorative spindles.
Treated Pine Economy Octagon Kit.Why it's
What's sexier than free shipping and no sales tax? Pressure treated, kiln dried -- twice! Includes zinc plated hardware, 100% cedar shake roof, cupola, and finial. And an awesome design wizard on their website.
Suncast White Vinyl Kit. Why it's
I can't think of anything more fun than getting a great deal on an expensive vinyl building kit. The discounts are so deep it's almost unbelievable. The roof has the look of slate. It doesn't require any painting or staining, and it's just beautiful.
Blueprints and plans convey an overview of the entire project regardless of the shape, size, or materials. They should include a detailed materials list, placement schematic, measurements, and installation procedures.
There are numerous designs expressed as blueprints. Some of which are free. Just be sure you know what you're getting. Building kits and canopy models include everything you need, including the blueprints. Others include only the blueprints.
For some, planning a backyard building project with only blueprints is simple and straightforward.
If this is not you, don't reinvent the wheel. When you need to know how to build a invest in a quality set of blueprints in the form of a building kit and avoid the frustration while saving time and money.
Whether you're adding an outdoor kitchen, putting in outdoor lighting fixtures, dreaming up an outdoor shower, or need help with garden pond kits, EasyOutdoorDecor is here for you with outdoor decor inspiration that helps you experience life just right...and you can download free plans.
Shop - First Up
If you're desperate to show your team spirit and don't want to break the bank, it'll be easy to squeeze an NFL, NCAA, and NASCAR First Up into your budget.
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The RSVPs are in. The beverages are cold. The grill is hot. And you're ready for the guests to arrive. But is your canopy?
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Here your life is simplify by a full page of Tivoli garden , along with product details and features, plus customer reviews, and a secure shopping environment.
12 x 12 Gazebo
The ideal high-style outdoor room that's also functional involves more than adding a that's 12 x 12. But aesthetics won't mean much without infusing your outdoor living with comfort, beauty, and meaning.
Size Matters! Whether it's an 8x8 , a 10x10 , or a 12 x 12 , the trick to getting the size right is simple.
Find out what you need to know. Everything from site considerations to aluminum styles, from privacy and protection to decorating your for the most comfort.
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Sunjoy has arguably the most popular canopy s for sale today. Probably because they offer a broad and ever changing selection of s. But don't take my word for it.
InstructionsIf it's easy
to assemble, it will be easy to enjoy. But it's not really a
until it's assembled, right? And how are you supposed to assemble
that without instructions or plans?
The objective here is to live the gazebo lifestyle -- not pick a fight with your neighbors or City Hall.
You may be required to give advanced notice and get approval from your homeowners' association or local zoning authority. -- even if you've chosen an 8x8.
to know it's an 8x8, plus information on the foundation you
plan to use. So check into it and see what's required.
If you want the it close to a small garden pond, the house or pool, make it a part of your existing deck or patio.
How does your garden grow? Accessorize it and you'll be watching it grow up close and smelling your flowers at the same time.
With gazebos so near the garden, it can easily do double duty as a potting shed.
And an 8x8 makes a wonderful shelter for
showers or a kids play
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