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10 Unique Gazebos to Beautify Your Backyard + Gazebos for Large (and Small) Spaces

10 Unique Gazebos to Beautify Your Backyard + Gazebos for Large (and Small) Spaces


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A gazebo is an easy way to instantly upgrade your backyard.  Prices range from around $745 for a fabric-top gazebo to around $3000 for a premium steel-roof, which is a small investment to make for a stylish structure that can offer years of beauty, shade and enjoyment. Here are some unique gazebos that make a style statement while enhancing your backyard's beauty and functionality.

How to Choose a Gazebo?

Gazebos come in all shapes and sizes.  Which one you choose typically depends on three factors:

  • Design aesthetic.  This simply means "what do you like?" Are you looking for grey or bronze metal?  Do you want the more rustic look of natural wood?  Or do you have a modern house and prefer a more sleek, modern gazebo design?

  • Functionality.  What are you hoping to get from your gazebo?  Do you want to fit an oblong table that seats 8 so you can host dinner parties?  Do you want lots of shade, so something like a steel or aluminum roof that will block out all the sun?  Or do you have lots of trees and shade already so maybe you want a polycarbonate roof that allows filtered light?

  • Space limitations. The space you have to work with will influence the size and shape of the gazebo you choose.  For example, for a long narrow space, you might choose a 12x16 rather than a 12x12.  If you have a small space, see below for some small space options, which start at 8x8.



10 Unique Gazebos

The gazebo has traditionally been our most sold product here at The Better Backyard.  Many gazebos look similar, but there are some that have a unique style, that stand our against the competition. If you're looking for something unusual, something completely different than what your neighbors might have, then look no further.  These ten unique gazebos stand on their own when it comes to design.

1. Sojag Mykonos II Double Roof Gazebo with Mosquito Netting

One of our best-sellers, the Mykonos Double Roof Gazebo features a sturdy steel roof with a cupola, a smaller roof at the top. The purpose of this cupola (other than looking awesome) is to allow airflow into the gazebo (which also helps to mitigate the occasional high winds.)  Like most of Sojag's gazebos, the Mykonos comes with mosquito netting to keep out pests (the cupola also has mesh netting).  The double-track system allows you to add optional privacy curtains if you wish.  Made of dark-grey powder-coated aluminum, the Mykonos comes in four sizes: 10x12, 10x14, 12x14 and 12x16.

Sojag Mykonos II Double Roof Gazebo


2. Yardistry 12' Meridian Octagon Gazebo Kit 100% Cedar with Aluminum Roof

This is the classic gazebo profile you might find in a city park or on a seaside boardwalk, and it's such a nice departure from all the square and rectangular gazebos on the market.  It's crafted from 100% cedar wood, which is strong, durable and naturally pest resistant.  The aluminum roof offers shade and protection from the elements.  Not only that, the octagonal shape of this unique gazebo creates all kinds of new landscaping possibilities for your yard. 

Yardistry 12' Meridian Octagon Gazebo


3. Palram - Canopia Tucson Gazebo with Polycarbonate Roof

If you’re looking for something more modern, the simple, sleek style of the Tucson Gazebo is worth your consideration.  As functional as it is beautiful, its twin-wall polycarbonate roof panels block harmful UV rays while allowing diffused light to filter through. Gutters and downspouts channel water towards the four corners and away from the sides to keep you dry.  It is perfect for creating an outdoor retreat, hosting a dinner party, or functioning as a shelter for your spa. 

Palram - Canopia | Tucson Gazebo with Polycarbonate Roof


4. Gazebo Penguin Yosemite 10x12 Aluminum Gazebo with Wood Finish

If you love the mix of wood and metal (or you just can't decide between the two), then the new Yosemite Gazebo from Gazebo Penguin might be a great choice for you.  Vertical ribs and the distinctive double roof add interest.  Designed to withstand most types of weather, the galvanized steel roof with powder-coated finish guards against fading in the sun. Mosquito netting is included to keep out pests, and optional curtains are also available for additional privacy.

Gazebo Penguin Yosemite 10x12 Aluminum Gazebo with Wood Finish

5. Sojag Boda 12 x 12 ft. Gazebo

I love the strong modern styling of this Sojag gazebo - the combination of metal and wood, the repetitive lines and sharp contrast between black and brown.  It is absolutely stunning!  But the Boda is also functional, allowing you to arrange the walls to suit your shade needs.  You can even create a half wall.

Sojag Boda 12 x 12 ft. Gazebo


6. Paragon 10x12 Santa Monica Hard Top Gazebo

Experience relief from the summer sun and sudden rain showers with Paragon's 10x12 Santa Monica Hard Top Gazebo. The advanced composite roof, made of aluminum and polyethylene, not only protects from the sun's rays and noise from rain, but also adds a beautiful white-cream glow during the day and into the evenings. Candlelight is reflected back down, creating a cozy and illuminated outdoor space for any occasion.

Paragon 10x12 Santa Monica Hard Top Gazebo


7. Sojag Havana 10x10 Gazebo with Trellises and Planter Boxes

New from Sojag...a sturdy aluminum-frame gazebo with a galvanized steel roof, plus trellis panels on each corner and six insulated planter boxes.  This is the ideal gazebo if you have a green thumb and want to showcase your favorite vines while filling your shaded space with fragrance.



8. Sojag Monaco Champagne Gazebo with Mosquito Netting

For champagne tastes, perhaps a champagne gazebo?  This soft, gorgeous finish in one of Sojag's most successful profiles adds instant panache and blends effortlessly with a myriad of home styles and palettes.  Included netting keeps bugs away.  Optional taupe privacy curtains are easily added to the double-track system.

Sojag Monaco Champagne Gazebo


9. Sojag Fontana 10 x 12 Gazebo

Are you looking for a wood gazebo for backyard entertaining, but are put off by the cost? The strong, attractive Fontana aluminum patio gazebo from Sojag has a stylish, elegant look of a wood gazebo at a fraction of the price! This gazebo will bring a modern, contemporary look to your backyard space, while keeping your family and guests protected from the elements. 

Sojag Fontana Gazebo


10. Palram - Canopia Monaco Hexagon Garden Gazebo

The Monaco Hexagon Garden Gazebo gives you that outdoor gathering space that you’ve always wanted. Decorative yet functional, the roof ornament keeps rain out and vents smoke and humidity. The stylish and durable design features a durable corrosion-resistant powder-coated aluminum frame in basalt-gray and twin-wall polycarbonate roof panels with bronze glazing to block harmful UV rays while allowing diffused light to filter through. Gutters and outlets channel water towards the six corners and away from the sides to keep you dry. 

Palram - Canopia | Monaco Hexagon Garden Gazebo


Best Gazebos for Small Spaces

If you are working with a smaller yard and don't have much space, you do have some options.  An 8 x 8 gazebo will fit into many smaller spaces, providing shade and fitting a small table or conversation set.  Here are some great 8 x 8 options:

Sojag Dakota Steel Roof Gazebo with Mosquito Netting

Sojag Dakota Steel Roof Gazebo with Mosquito Netting

$999.80 $1,309.99

What to say about the Dakota except that it is the ideal shelter. With its aluminum frame and galvanized steel roof, it will prove its durability. Find the advantage of a canvas roof providing 100% of shade without the disadvantage… Read More

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Sojag Sanibel I Gazebo Steel Roof with Mosquito Netting

Sojag Sanibel I Gazebo Steel Roof with Mosquito Netting

$1,009.80 $1,314.99

Modernize your outdoor relaxation area with the all-new Sanibel sun shelter generation from Sojag. Having clean lines, without fancy frills, it is as practical as it is attractive. Being offered with three different roof versions, it will satisfy the designer… Read More

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Yardistry 8 x 8 Meridian Gazebo Kit 100% Cedar with Aluminum Roof

Yardistry 8 x 8 Meridian Gazebo Kit 100% Cedar with Aluminum Roof

$1,699.99 $1,929.80

The 8′ x 8′ Meridian Gazebo is an easy solution for creating more usable space in an outdoor area of nearly any size. Use it as a backyard breakfast nook, catch up with friends over a couple of drinks, host… Read More

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Best Gazebos for Large Spaces

Maybe you have the opposite problem.  Maybe your backyard is massive so you want the largest gazebo you can find.  These will easily accommodate a dining table and a deep seating area and are ideal for entertaining.  Here are our favorite gazebos for large spaces:

Yardistry 12 x 24 Meridian Gazebo 100% Cedar with Aluminum Roof

Yardistry 12 x 24 Meridian Gazebo 100% Cedar with Aluminum Roof

$5,049.80 $5,499.99

Create a space where people will enjoy coming together with the 12 x 24 Meridian Gazebo. The 12 x 24 Meridian Gazebo offers plenty of room for entertaining. Host dinners, potlucks, picnics, or barbecues. You can have large gatherings or… Read More

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Palram - Canopia | Dallas 14' Gazebo - Grey

Palram - Canopia | Dallas 14' Gazebo - Grey

$3,629.80 $4,499.00

Imagine having a private getaway right in your garden or backyard. Add an entirely new quality to your yard by adding a Dallas Gazebo and turn it into the outdoor heart of your home.  The Dallas garden living space offers… Read More

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Best Gazebos for High Wind Areas

If you live in an area that regularly receives winds exceeding 50 mph, you can do no better than a Yardistry 100% cedar gazebo.  Yardistry designs their cedar products to be "permanent structures."  Furthermore, they have wind-tested their gazebos in both Florida and Australia and found them to be highly tolerant of windy conditions. In fact, one of our customers in Cape Coral, FL reported this about the Yardistry Meridian 10 x 10 Gazebo:

"Just wanted to let you know that our gazebo did not flinch in 130 mph Hurricane Ian here in Florida. We have it bolted to the wood deck which is sitting on pavers! Two of the cedar posts were peppered with marks from the flying debris that lasted for about 8 hours. Something hit the roof and messed up a corner and the edge of the post. I was so happy that this gazebo is so well made!"

Yardistry 12 x 14 Meridian Gazebo 100% Cedar with Aluminum Roof

Yardistry 12 x 14 Meridian Gazebo 100% Cedar with Aluminum Roof

$2,999.80

Expand your outdoor living space with the 12’ x 14’ Meridian Gazebo. The Wood Gazebo with Aluminum Roof adds character to any area, creating the perfect setting for all your outdoor entertainment needs. The stunning design features an Aluminum Roof,… Read More

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Summary

Stunning and unique gazebos can add beauty, interest, and functionality to any backyard space.  No matter the style of your house, you are sure to find a gazebo that complements it.  There are lots of styles and sizes to choose from, and the investment will pay off for years to come.  

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