Ugh! So, you have decided that you want a hardtop, but when you went to buy one, you were presented with a whole bunch of different sizes at different price points.
Here’s a quick guide on deciding which size is right for you – don’t buy a hardtop gazebo until you read this!
Grilling gazebos are tiny. The area inside of them is usually under 100 feet, which is practically nothing. You will struggle to fit more than one chair inside.
But if someone is standing over a grill, that amount of size is perfect. It’s not so big that it takes up a huge portion of your patio, but it’s not so small that the person grilling is getting too hot.
These are considered small hardtop gazebos. While they’re small, they can hold some furniture comfortably. Most commonly, you can put up a quick dining room set (a couple of chairs and a table), or, you can use the space for lounging with a chair or two plus a couch.
For most, this size is fine, especially if you don’t have kids or host events. If you do, continue on…
These gazebos are HUGE! And they’re usually more expensive and a bit more difficult to set up. That being said, though, the space is awesome.
If a lot of people are going to be inside your gazebo, you want either 12’ x 14’ or 12’ x 16’ – PERIOD! If you get a smaller one, you might regret it down the line.
See? Not too hard. Go here to check out all of the gazebos in these size ranges on our homepage.