What are cabanas? What are gazebos?
How are they different from each other?
These are some of the questions that people may ask themselves when trying to determine whether they would like to purchase one or the other.
A cabana is a detached structure with open sides, often found near swimming pools or beaches. Some examples of locations where someone might find a cabin include socializing areas at campsites, decks in backyards, and poolside.
Gazebos tend to be more enclosed than cabanas, although many gazebo designs do leave part of the structure exposed. The word "gazebo" originates in 17th century France where the was meant to offer an individual an open-air place to sit and enjoy the scenery.
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Cabanas are mostly used as changing rooms, or as places for people to relax in social settings. Gazebos, on the other hand, are less commonly found near swimming pools or beaches because they tend to serve more practical purposes.
A gazebo is an ideal location for someone who wants to eat outside or set up a small table for yard games; another popular use is storage of tools and equipment that will not fit inside a home.
Most cabanas can be easily moved from one location to another, while this cannot be done with gazebos because of their weight or design. Gazebos are heavier than cabanas, but since they are mostly freestanding, it is easy to move them if needed.
Cabanas and gazebos both offer protection from the sun and elements, but cabanas tend to be more open than gazebos. The size of a gazebo can range anywhere from around three feet tall to as tall as ten or twelve feet tall, depending on the design.
There are many similarities between cabanas and gazebos such as function, construction materials used, and overall appearance.
There are even times when someone may call a structure that is not one or the other a "cabana" or "gazebo." When deciding which structure will work best for your specific needs, consider how much room you have available, how often you will use the structure, and what is most important to you in a gazebo or cabana.
Cabanas are similar to gazebos because they are both detached structures with open sides. However, there are some differences between them as well.
A cabin tends to be lighter than a gazebo which makes it easier to manage if it has to relocated. Gazebos are designed for practical purposes while cabanas are mainly used for socializing or relaxing.
The size of a gazebo can range anywhere from around three feet tall to as tall as ten or twelve feet tall depending on the design whereas the size of a cabin is more standard ranging anywhere from five foot tall to eight foot tall.
The main similarity between a gazebo and cabin is that they both offer protection from the sun and elements. It is possible that sometimes someone will call a structure that is not one or the other a "cabana" or "gazebo."
When deciding which structure will work best for your specific needs, consider how much room you have available, how often you will use the structure, and what is most important to you in a gazebo or cabana.