Creating multifunctional “garden rooms” in your outdoor space is not just a luxury for people with lots of garden space. Anyone with a modest amount of outdoor space can set up a pergola or gazebo, and even get a couple together for a party or event if need be.
Joining two gazebos is easy with a special kit you can buy online. simply attach two adjoining legs with metal clamps on one side, then attach the canvas roofs with a temporary gutter strip secured with Velcro. you can do this to string multiple gazebos together in just a few minutes.
Keep reading to find out more about attaching gazebos, attaching gazebos to your home, and attaching gazebos to pergolas. We’ve gone crazy for the gazebo!
why would you want to join two pop-up roundabouts?
There is only one thing better than a pop-up gazebo: two pop-up gazebos. If you’re planning a garden party for her, two gazebos will give you a fantastic covered space, with plenty of room for your guests.
pop-up gazebos are very easy to set up and take down, making them the ideal solution for a party or one-off event. It’s also easy to put them together to form a single unit, and we’ll see how to do that in a moment.
Okay, so if you have the space and need for a larger covered area, why not just buy a bigger gazebo in the first place? you actually get much more versatility with two roundabouts, and here’s why.
first of all, you don’t always have to have a large covered space. If it’s usually just the two of you, why take up more space in the garden than necessary? set up one gazebo in the summer and keep the second one well put away until it’s party time.
Another good reason is that you can choose to have two separate spaces. Here’s a good tip for families with young children: On sunny days, have separate gazebos for adults and children. you will have a comfortable (tidy) area, while the children have their own special place to put their toys, safely protected from the sun.
use of joint kits, straps and clamps for gazebos
why would you want to join two roundabouts in the first place? each pop-up unit has its own secure attachment, and surely doesn’t need to be attached to its neighbor to look good and stay strong, right?
Sorry, that’s not correct. If you want your two pop-up gazebos to look neat, keep water out, and be as safe as possible, you’ll need to find a safe way to connect them. plus, if there’s any chance of rain, you really don’t want a space in the middle of your room outside.
so how do we join our two gazebos together? it’s really simple and you can buy kits online. To make sure your frame is super strong, first join the legs together using connecting clamps. these add stability to your custom-design structure and are easy to use. you can dress them up with floral decorations or drapes, but they’re really not that bulky or that ugly.
then you will also need to connect the arbors at the top to ensure the roof is waterproof. it also looks much better and less like two separate structures if the roofs are joined. To do this, add a temporary gutter strip between the two canopies, which is simply attached with Velcro. again, it’s an easy job, but one that packs a punch.
Finally, if you want to create a uniform look within your gazebos (which looks good for a party or event), you can purchase fabric roofs that attach to the underside of the roof. from the inside, this makes the roof look like one piece.
why might you need more than one fixed hardtop gazebo?
Just like you have separate rooms inside your house for different uses, you may also want separate covered areas in your garden. Fixed hardtop gazebos allow you to create solid, permanent “garden rooms” that can have all sorts of great uses.
If you enjoy barbecuing or grilling year-round, a hardtop grill gazebo is a must. these smart structures are designed to be heat resistant and smoke venting, and are the perfect outdoor kitchens.
but what if you also want to eat outside and the covered space is occupied by your grill? You also don’t feel like sitting next to the heat and smoke to enjoy your sunset while the meat cooks (you leave that to the chef…). a second hardtop gazebo is the ideal solution. this is where your fancy patio furniture and curtains can go, and you can enjoy that drink in a comfortable setting.
You may also have a hot tub in your yard and like the privacy and shelter that a gazebo provides. oversized gazebos have room for a tub and a couple of chairs, but most will house just the former. so again, if you want a covered outdoor seating or dining area, you’ll need a separate gazebo.
can i put a gazebo in my house?
Attaching a gazebo to your home is a quick and easy way to have an instant porch area. the structure is done, ready to go, and it’s just a matter of making sure the foundation is secure and finding a way to attach the structure to your home.
Why would you want to attach a gazebo directly to your house, instead of having it as a separate building in your yard? well, one good reason is space. If you have a modest sized garden or don’t want to sacrifice your lawn or flower beds, this is a great space-saving solution.
Also, you may simply want your covered dining area next to the kitchen. having a covered seating area right next to your house gives it the homey, traditional feel of a porch. add a couple of faux wicker chairs and some potted plants, and you have the perfect spot for morning coffee.
Because it involves attaching a structure to your home and drilling holes for the supports in the ground, we recommend that you hire a professional to help you. It should be cheaper than building a new porch from scratch.
Can you attach a pop up gazebo to your home as a temporary extension? yes, you can, and it’s a wonderful way to increase your space for an indoor party. the easiest way is to install it as close as possible to the wall of the house, to avoid a gap in the ceiling level.
can i put a gazebo on a pergola?
what is the difference between a gazebo and a pergola? the main difference lies in the roof structure. A gazebo has a solid roof (usually metal or canvas) that is designed to provide protection from the sun and rain. A pergola has an open roof structure that allows light to filter through and has a more decorative function than a shaded gazebo.
so, as you can see, you could easily need both. the pergola is the perfect place to grow climbing plants and perhaps have a partially shaded bench, while the gazebo is ready to provide full shade and a useful area for cooking or eating.
Bringing the two together, you get an extremely attractive (and if large, palatial) garden structure, which is a truly versatile space. you can have your dining furniture in the leafy pagoda in the summer, while firing up the grill in the neighboring grill gazebo. the resulting larger area is also perfect for parties.
Make sure the two look good together: If you have a traditional cast iron pergola, don’t put a modern stainless steel gazebo on it. They don’t have to be made of the same material (metal and wood can look good together), but you should keep this in mind.
however, you can opt for a mix and match approach on a temporary basis. If you’re setting up a pop-up gazebo for an event, attach it to your pergola to create an instant, sizable party space. dress up the finished structure with string lights and lanterns for a dramatic effect.
So, in answer to your question, dear world web traveler, yes, you can definitely join two roundabouts, or three, four or even more!
You can also attach a pergola to a pergola, a pergola to your gazebo, and your gazebo or pergola to your house. the possibilities are seemingly endless.
so it seems that depending on what you plan to use them for, you can connect pretty much any of these garden structures to any other. why not go crazy and create a lookout city that covers the entire garden? on the other hand, what would the neighbors say? 🙂