Gazebo Update, in Hinckely, IL

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Backyard gazebos can be a wonderful gathering space for an active family hoping to connect after a busy day. It’s also an amazing place to spend the weekend. A gazebo provides shade, a great space to relax with a good book or a fun space for kids to have adventures. When you’re hoping to create a new feel or update your existing gazebo, turn to Ken Spears Construction as this family did.

Project Overview

We were called on to revamp our client’s existing gazebo in charming Hinckley. The family wanted to make use of the space no matter the weather and wanted to update the look of the structure. The homeowners also wanted to add a few touches to make the space more functional.

The professionals at Ken Spears Construction updated this backyard oasis, providing this family with a beautiful space that also offers functionality.

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Design Elements Involved in the Gazebo Update:

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  • Vinyl Insulated Glass Windows and Door
  • Retain Decorative Trim
  • Knotty Pine Paneling
  • Bench & Cabinet Storage
  • Up and Down Lighting
  • Exterior Stain
  • Electrical Outlets

Challenges for the Homeowner

  • Create a gazebo with elements that would blend with the original design
  • Brighten the space with the appropriate lighting
  • Warm the structure with charming design touches
  • Enabled the space to be used in varying weather conditions
  • Incorporated storage and seating
  • Add electrical outlets for more functionality in the space
  • Enhance the exterior with stain

The Ken Spears Construction Solution

Our team worked to incorporate the existing decorative trim on the exterior of the windows while installing vinyl insulated glass windows and a new double door. These changes allow the family to open the windows to let fresh air flow through the space when the weather is nice or keep them closed when the weather turns cool.

We stained the exterior to freshen the look of the gazebo. Our pros improved the look of the interior with the addition of rustic knotty pine lining. Storage was added in the form of a bench that also provided extra seating.

As lighting was a concern for our clients, we used up lights and downlights in concert to provide the right balance of indirect lighting. We addressed storage issues by building a cabinet area for a refrigerator and additional storage. Our professionals also installed electrical outlets to allow for the addition of a television in the future. 

Our clients started with an outdated backyard gazebo that they weren’t able to use year-round. Ken Spears Construction revived the space, made it more functional, and enabled the family to use their gazebo throughout the year. We look forward to upgrading your outdoor space, creating the oasis that you deserve. We also specialize in a variety of remodeling projects including kitchen remodeling. We are proud to serve the DeKalb, Illinois area and surrounding communities. 

Schedule your consultation today! Your backyard retreat is just one click or call away!

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Greg Spears

Greg is the President as well as the production coordinator for Ken Spears Construction and loves helping others improve their lives and space with modern, beautiful spaces. Some of his favorite home construction memories include all of the different people he’s gotten to work with throughout the years.

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