Are you in the market to cover your outdoor space? Do you have too much sun or too much rain in your area? Quality, aesthetics, and price are traded offs in choosing the best selection.
Gazebos, pavilions, pergolas come in a variety of sizes. They can be hard-top, soft-top, wood or can come in a combination of these.
I have linked below a few of the least expensive options that provide endless styling possibilities.
8′ Lakewood Composite Pergola – New England Arbors – Approximately $800
Metal Outdoor Adjustable Shade Gazebo – Threshold – Approximately $500 -$600
12′ x 12′ Cedar Gazebo with Aluminum Roof – Approximately $1700 – $1900
14 x 12 Wood Pavilion With Aluminium Roof – Approximately $1900 – $2000
Yardistry sell the 14 x 12 Wood Pavilion with Aluminium Roof exclusively through Costco.
The pavilion above was the best fit for our patio area and the aluminum roof was perfect as we mostly get rain in the Pacific Northwest.
I found the Costco pavilion to be inexpensive when compared to its competitors. I provide helpful hints before assembly if the Costco Yardistry Pavilion is the best option for you, too. For example, it is wise to verify if you will require approval from your HOA, if you have one. You should also check your city’s website to know if you will be required to obtain a permit.
You can also try DIYing a pergola yourself.
Here are a few links.
DIY Pergola – Starting at $750
These are just a few of the DIY videos out there to make your own pavilion, gazebo or pergola. DIYs might not be cheaper. It depends on whether you already own the necessary tools, the time required, and, sometimes, the patience to make them.
There are other less expensive solutions available if you still want coverage like shade sails or patio umbrellas. Here are a few linked below.
12′ x 16′ Rectangle Shade Sail – Starting at approximately $60
Sail shades can be tied to nearby structures, to plastic or metal posts purchased online, or to wooden posts purchased at your local hardware store. Three-corner sail shades are even less expensive than this four corner shade.
Best Choice Products 10ft Offset Hanging Outdoor Market Patio Umbrella w/ Easy Tilt Adjustment – Deep Taupe – $79.99
There are definitely plenty of options in an arrangement of prices and sizes as noted above.
Lastly, wood, brown, gray, white and black colors accommodate various styles.
And if you are a fan of the Minimalist Farmhouse Style, these can all accomplish that look.