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8 Best Outdoor Gazebos for Year-Round Use

The Family Handyman Logo By Toni DeBella, Madi Koetting of The Family Handyman | Slide 1 of 9: If you love spending time outdoors year-round, a quality outdoor gazebo is a worthwhile investment. It's one of the best ways to create patio shade, but with options for hard-top, soft-top and even portable outdoor gazebos, it's hard to know which to choose. That's why we rounded up the best outdoor gazebos for every outdoor need and budget. Read on for everything you need to know about year-round gazebos. Start by determining where your outdoor gazebo will live. If you're looking for a sturdy, year-round outdoor option, you'll want to opt for a durable hard- or soft-top gazebo that withstands harsh weather. Or, if you need a portable version for camping or outdoor gatherings, choose one that's easy to carry and assemble. Here's what else to know about gazebos before hitting "add to cart." How We Chose the Best Outdoor Gazebos We chose the best outdoor gazebos based on high user reviews, quality of materials and special features, like attached curtains and weather-resistance. We also took into consideration what type of outdoor gazebos work best for specific occasions. Criteria  Ease of assembly Function Quality of materials Special features Price

What to Look for When Buying an Outdoor Gazebo

If you love spending time outdoors year-round, a quality outdoor gazebo is a worthwhile investment. It's one of the best ways to create patio shade, but with options for hard-top, soft-top and even portable outdoor gazebos, it's hard to know which to choose. That's why we rounded up the best outdoor gazebos for every outdoor need and budget. Read on for everything you need to know about year-round gazebos.

Start by determining where your outdoor gazebo will live. If you're looking for a sturdy, year-round outdoor option, you'll want to opt for a durable hard- or soft-top gazebo that withstands harsh weather. Or, if you need a portable version for camping or outdoor gatherings, choose one that's easy to carry and assemble. Here's what else to know about gazebos before hitting "add to cart."

How We Chose the Best Outdoor Gazebos

We chose the best outdoor gazebos based on high user reviews, quality of materials and special features, like attached curtains and weather-resistance. We also took into consideration what type of outdoor gazebos work best for specific occasions.

Criteria

  • Ease of assembly
  • Function
  • Quality of materials
  • Special features
  • Price
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