A gazebo is an outdoor, roofed structure with open walls. While they come in various sizes, shapes and materials, and are usually round, octagonal or rectangular. Whether you live in an area like warm or winter climate or in a more mixed-weather area a gazebo can help maximize outdoor living space and be a beautiful addition to any home. A gazebo provides shade in the sunny months and is a great place to have outdoor meals or entertain guests.
A gazebo can have either a semi-open roof that provides shade but still has openings, or a waterproof, shingled roof that can protect you from the elements. Additionally, the gazebo can have just posts and no walls, or low walls that come up to about three or four feet. The walls enable you to attach benches and put up screens if you want to keep out pesky bugs and flies