Are you dreaming of relaxing in a picturesque gazebo? The cost to build a gazebo in your yard typically runs about $4,500 - $7,900 for a 120-square foot wooden structure, although the most luxurious styles may cost as much as $20,000 or more.
Types of Gazebo
Mix and match from a wide variety of gazebo materials and styles:
- Materials -- Cost will include the basic structural material plus the roofing.
- Labor -- Labor cost is for construction of the gazebo structure. Clearing and leveling the site, as well as waterproofing the gazebo, may add to the expense.
- Permit -- You may need a permit to construct a gazebo, which will add to the project's cost. Often, though, a standalone gazebo without utilities, built on a single-family residential lot, does not require a permit. Check with your local authority to be sure.
- Estimate -- The initial estimate, which may include an onsite inspection, is often free.
Get the Most for Your Money
Enjoy your gazebo even more. Have your carpenter fit it with screens to keep out mosquitos and other pests, or install removable windows to create a 3-season gazebo you can use even in cooler weather. Electrical wiring will allow you to savor small luxuries like lighting, a ceiling fan or even air conditioning, or a sound system (perfect for al fresco parties!), while plumbing can make the wet bar or outdoor kitchen of your dreams a reality.
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