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Be sure your new garden beauty is built on these solid foundations

A functional outdoor structure with just a hint of quiet grandeur, a gazebo can really lift your space without lengthy construction chaos. But before you daydream about a relaxed cuppa under the canopy of your garden hideaway, here are a few simple things to keep in mind when planning...

DESIGN & SIZE: How will you use your new gazebo? Will it be an entertainers’ dream with enough space to seat family and friends? Or is it your own private sanctuary, akin to an outdoor reading nook? Whether it measures three, five, or eight metres, your gazebo’s size should reflect its purpose thereby not wasting valuable real estate. While you’re in the frame of mind, take a moment to imagine how the gazebo will blend into your current landscaping and whether the look can be completed with a pretty paved path.

ORIENTATION & OUTLOOK: Capturing vistas from all sides, the 360-degree nature of a gazebo means it’s crucial to create a pleasant view of the gazebo itself, but also give anyone sitting inside it a beautiful outlook. If you’ve located the perfect spot for your gazebo, you may find it helpful to roughly tape or mark the structure’s projected floor area. Does your space have any eyesores? Tip: By installing lattice onto one or more of its walls, your gazebo can become a seamless way to block unsightly areas without affecting airflow.

STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY: As a completely freestanding structure, your gazebo should stand up to weather extremes year-round. Remember that all LYSAGHT LIVING® gazebos feature products made from 100% Australian made COLORBOND® steel—meaning it won’t rot, warp, peel or chip. It also stays cool on those mercury-shattering summer days, thanks to its innovative Thermatech® solar reflectance technology. Please visit your local LYSAGHT LIVING™ dealer and get a quote today.

THE FINISHING TOUCHES: The time has come to put a stylish spin on your finished gazebo. Why not go five-star luxe by installing a state-of-the-art spa bath and a custom cocktail bar? Or, elevate your entertaining by designing built-in furniture and smart outdoor lighting to create your own alfresco hotspot.

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