Now that the summer heat is behind us, this is the time of year when Arizona comes back to life with outdoor activity.  The fun starts in your own backyard, as you entertain guests to celebrate the cooler evenings, family holidays, welcome the New Year, and throw festivities for milestones. Has your gazebo become neglected planks of décor that you always mean to use, but never get around to? This season is the time to make small renovations that will guarantee your gazebo will be the life of the party. Gazebo A gazebo can be regal, vintage, and refined or modern and chic.  The planks used to create your floor can be left bare to show off their textures or add extra style with tapestry throw rugs.  Furnish your gazebo with simple, yet comfortable wicker furniture. Or, bring the elegant comfort of your living into the design of your outdoor gazebo. There are many ideas when it comes to making the most of your gazebo. Keep the fun going all year around by setting up a misting system to keep you cool during summer barbecues or gather around the electric fire pit during the holidays, while sharing after dinner drinks and memorable conversation and laughter. The planks on the gazebo’s ceiling can be traditionally closed using hardwood tongue and groove or faux wood planks.  An open air ceiling is another option that allows for nightly stargazing. Whether entertaining company or looking for a place to curl up and enjoy a little solitude, you can be sure that your personal tastes will make you feel like you have a special get-away, without ever leaving your home. For more information about planks and other home design products that will continue to beautify your home for social engagements, visit our Volterra Architectural Products website or call us at (602) 258-7373.