Creating multi-function ‘garden rooms’ in your outside space isn’t just a luxury for folks with lots of yards space. Anyone with a modest amount of room outside can put up a pergola or gazebo – and even join a couple together for a party or event if needed.
Joining two gazebos together is easy with a special kit you can buy online. Simply fix two adjoining legs together with metal clamps on one side, then join the canvas roofs with a temporary gutter strip secured with velcro. You can do this to join together multiple gazebos in just a few minutes.
Read on to discover more about joining gazebos together, attaching gazebos to your house – and linking gazebos to pergolas. We’ve gone gazebo gaga!
Why Would You want To Join Two Pop Up Gazebos Together?
There’s only one thing better than a pop-up gazebo – and that’s two pop-up gazebos. If you’re planning a party in your yard, two gazebos will have you a fantastic undercover space, with plenty of room for your guests.
Pop-up gazebos are super-easy to put up and take down, so they’re the ideal solution for a party or one-off event. It’s also simple to join them together to form a single unit, and we’ll look at how you do this in a moment.
OK, so if you have the space and the need for a larger undercover area, why not simply buy a larger gazebo in the first place? Actually, you get far greater versatility with two gazebos, and here’s why.
Firstly, you don’t always have to have a large undercover space. If it’s usually just the two of you, why take up more yard space than you have to? Have one gazebo up in the summer, and keep the second one neatly stored 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 adult and kids’ gazebos. You’ll have a (tidy) comfy area, while the kids have their own special place to lay out their toys, safely shaded from the sun.
Using Gazebo Joining Kits, Strips and Clamps
Firstly, why would you want to join two gazebos together? Each pop-up unit has its own secure fixing, and surely doesn’t need to be attached to its neighbor to look good and stand up securely, right?
Sorry, that’s not actually correct. If you want your two pop-up gazebos to look neat, keep out water and be as secure as possible, you’ll need to find a safe way to connect them together. Plus, if there’s any chance of rain, you really don’t want a gap in the middle of your outdoor room.
So, how do we join our two gazebos together? It’s really simple, and you can buy kits online. To ensure your structure is super-strong, first join the legs together using connecting clamps. These add stability to your custom-designed structure, and are easy to use. You can disguise them with floral decorations or drapes, but they’re not actually that bulky or ugly..
Then, you’ll need to also connect the gazebos at the top, to make sure the roof is water-tight. It also looks much better, and less like two separate structures if the roofs are joined. You do this by adding a temporary gutter strip between the two canopies, which simply attaches with Velcro. Again, it’s an easy job, but one that has a great impact.
Lastly, if you want to create a seamless look inside the gazebos (which looks good for a party or event), you can buy fabric ceilings which attach to the underside of the roof. From inside, this makes the ceiling look like one whole piece.
Why You Might Need More Than One Hardtop Fixed Gazebo
Just like you have separate rooms inside your home for different uses, you might also want separate undercover areas in your yard. Fixed hardtop gazebos allow you to create solid and permanent “yard rooms”, which can have all sorts of fabulous uses.
If you’re a keen, year-round BBQ or grill chef, a hardtop grill gazebo is a must. These clever structures are designed to be heat resistant and to vent smoke, and they make the most perfect outdoor kitchens.
But, what if you also want to eat outdoors, and the undercover space is taken up with your grill? You also don’t fancy sitting next to the heat and the smoke to enjoy your sundowner while the meat cooks (you’ll leave that to the chef…). A second hardtop gazebo is the ideal solution. This is where your stylish yard furniture and drapes can go, and you can enjoy that drink in a comfortable environment.
You might also have a hot tub in your yard, and like the privacy and shelter that a gazebo brings. Extra-large gazebos have space for a tub and a couple of chairs, but most will house only the former. So again, if you want an undercover outdoor lounging or dining area, you’ll need a separate gazebo.
Can I Attach a Gazebo To My House?
Attaching a gazebo to your house is a quick and easy way to have an instant porch area. The structure is all there, ready to go, and it’s simply a case of ensuring the foundations are secure, and finding a way to fix 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 yard, or don’t want to sacrifice your lawn or flower beds, this is an excellent, space-saving solution.
Also, you might simply want your covered dining area to be next to the kitchen. Having a covered seating area just next to your house gives it the homey, traditional feel of a porch. Add a couple of synthetic wicker chairs and a few pot plants, and you have the perfect morning coffee spot.
Because it involves attaching a structure to your home and drilling holes for the supports in the ground, we’d recommend hiring a professional to assist you. It should still work out cheaper than building a new porch from the start.
Can you attach a pop-up gazebo to your home as a temporary extension? Yes, you can, and it’s a marvelous way to increase your space for an indoor-based party. The easiest way is to set it up as close to the house wall as possible, to avoid a gap at the roof level.
Can I Attach a Gazebo To A Pergola?
What’s the difference between a gazebo and a pergola? The main difference lies in the roof structure. A gazebo has a solid roof (typically metal or canvas) which is designed to provide shelter 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 shading gazebo.
So, as you can see, you can easily have a need for both. The pergola is the perfect spot to grow climbing plants, and maybe have a partially shaded bench, while the gazebo is ready to provide full shade and a handy cooking or eating area.
If you attach the two together, you end up with an extremely attractive (and if they’re large, palatial) garden structure, which is a really versatile space. You can have your dining furniture in the leafy pagoda in the summer, while you fire 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 attach a modern stainless steel gazebo to it. They don’t have to be made from the same material (metal and wood can look good together), but you do need to take this into consideration.
However, you can go for a mix-and-match approach on a temporary basis. If you’re putting up a pop-up gazebo for an event, fix it to your pergola to create an instant, good-sized party space. Dress the finished structure with string lights and lanterns for a spectacular effect.
So in answer to your question dear world wide web wanderer – yes you most definitely can join two gazebos together – or three, or four, or even more!
You can also join 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 what you’re planning to use them for – you can attach practically any of these garden structures to any other ones. Why not go crazy and create a gazebo city covering the whole garden?! Then again what would the neighbors say!? 🙂
Homeowner and property investor Larry Jones founded Take a Yard in 2020 to bring you the very best outdoor living content, based on his years of experience managing outside spaces. Read more >