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Pergolas, Sheds, Gazebos, and More: Beautiful Options for Your Backyard

Pergolas, Sheds, Gazebos, and More: Beautiful Options for Your Backyard

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January 20, 2010

Do you have a wide expanse of green lawn that could use a bit of excitement? Adding a custom-built shed, a lovely gazebo, and even a small pergola over a bench can be a delightful change for your backyard atmosphere.

Backyard Structures: Sheds? Gazebos? Or Something More?

If you're thinking of turning your backyard into a more livable space, consider these options for attractive structures. Which ones are suitable for your backyard design?

  • Pergolas.

    Perfect for climbing vines and other gardening dreams, pergolas make for a beautiful addition to your backyard. They provide an attractive look as well as coveted shade during the hottest months. Choose from a tiny pergola, one just large enough to cover a small bench, to an enormous one that shades your entire patio.
  • Sheds.

    Whether you are choosing a small shed to hold all your garden supplies or a large shed that can handle a few ATVs and other outdoor gear, shed kits are available to make your plans easier. You can also purchase sheds preassembled and have them delivered to your property.
  • Gazebos.

    A gazebo can be a beautiful gathering place for friends and family, as well as a useful addition to any backyard haven. The romantic beauty of a gazebo could be the highlight of your backyard living for years to come.
  • Playhouses.

    If you have small children, nothing would suit them better than a nice playhouse in the backyard. Choose a playhouse that is big enough to grow with the children, including options that can be removed later, such as spiral slides or swings. A playhouse in the backyard can be the start of many childhood memories your kids will never forget.
  • Small cabins.

    Do you love to entertain guests, but wish you had a guest house to allow for more privacy? Consider a small cabin with enough room for a comfortable bed, a tiny living space, and perhaps even a bathroom of its own. Your guests can have their privacy, right in the comfort of your backyard!
  • Pool house or spa enclosure.

    Perhaps you enjoy taking a dip in your pool or relaxing in your spa. Protect your investment by creating a pool house or a spa enclosure. These structures also add privacy and give you the convenience of a place to change when you come out of the water.

What dream do you have for your backyard? Whether the structure is preassembled or built on site, adding a shed or gazebo to your backyard design is easier than you think!


About the author: Shannon Dauphin is a freelance writer based near Nashville, Tennessee. Her house was built in 1901, so home repair and renovation have become her hobbies.

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