Just Do It!

Just Do It!

– Here’s a backyard story from Ottawa, Canada.

We bought this 12 x 12 Wood Gazebo in June 2021, after trying to find the perfect alternative that would provide us with great privacy. We live in the suburbs and it seems through the pandemic, we are all enjoying our backyards more and more.

I bought the screen kit AFTER purchasing and installing the bar. I panicked, as I was told that the screen and bar are not compatible. We figured that the screens were already en route so would try them nonetheless. We had nothing to lose.

I have to tell you that the only thing is that the screen sits about an inch higher on the bar side. I haven’t had any problems with mosquitos – and trust me when I say that this was the other reason I wanted a screen. I react super badly to bites, so wanted to be able to sit out without getting attacked. Even though the screen sits higher, it really hasn’t been an issue at all, MUCH TO MY ELATION!

We also purchased gazebo lights from Costco and they fit perfectly. We had to play with how we hung them with the curtains, but after doing some quick math, were able to hang them to look just right.

This collection is amazing value for money. We did put in the work to build and install, but I would do it again in a heartbeat. The product sells itself and has quickly become a three-season room for me. I telework, so this is also my home office during the summer… Our little slice of heaven.

DON’T EVEN THINK TWICE ABOUT BUYING THEM! Some reviews spooked us a bit and made us second guess whether or not we would have problems with it. Even through some boards were warped, they evened out as soon as we installed them exactly as explained in the instructions and online video tutorials. Take your time and you will be fine.


P.S. My husband also screened in the gap above the screened area. Very easy to do and is overkill to be honest.

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