Cost of an Outdoor Pavilion
Most people spend years dreaming about how they want their backyard space to look. Many hours are spent scouring the internet looking for the perfect pavilion. Somehow, you can still feel like you just don’t have the answers you are looking for. The cost of an outdoor pavilion is too often one of those unanswered questions. Unless you are submitting a specific quote request, you probably aren’t finding many answers on approximate pavilion costs.
We want this blog to give you the ability to advance your dreams into a reality. We want to give you a “ballpark” number for the common sizes that way you can dream and plan within your budget. Nothing is more frustrating than spending lots of time dreaming only to realize the price is completely outside of your budget.
Cost of an Outdoor Pavilion Price Chart
The pricing on this price chart includes our basic wood pavilion at the specified size. It also includes us building the pavilion on site in Southeastern PA. This means we will send a crew out to your property and we will build your pavilion right in your backyard. These prices are provided to give you an approximate “ballpark” estimate of what it might cost to build a basic pavilion on your property.
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*Please note, this pricing includes the cost of us driving to your location within 40 miles to build your pavilion on site. Anything location further away will have an additional charge that will be given to you with the quote. The price chart doesn’t include any additional options or add-ons that you would like specifically for your pavilion, ex: Electrical package installed, Standing seam metal, wood stain, etc.
Outdoor Pavilion Pricing Factors
We understand that not everyone wants a basic wood pavilion, so let’s discuss the various options available to transform a basic pavilion into an outdoor living dream space. As you’ve probably seen in various pictures and places, you have far more available to you than a basic wood structure. Let’s walk through the options of selecting between the various pavilion sizes, materials, roofing, fireplace, or an outdoor kitchen.
Size of the Pavilion
Everyone wants a pavilion that’s big enough to have friends and family over but still not feel crowded. It’s very satisfying to see your guests enjoying themselves while at your house. The size of the pavilion is, however, one of the greatest influences on the cost of your pavilion. For us, the bigger a pavilion is, means the more hours spent building the pavilion kit in our shop and also more time spent assembling the pavilion on site. We trust we can help you find the pavilion that is the right size for you and for your property.
If you are looking to save some money and you are also feeling up for a challenge. We give you the option to assemble the pavilion yourself. This option will save you approximately 30% of the pricing given in the price chart above. There will still be a cost for delivering the pavilion kit to your property. This will be figured in when you request a quote.
If you choose the “Do it Yourself” option, our LCB crew will build your pavilion kit with the same high-quality materials in our shop. Your pavilion kit will be delivered to your property and unloaded. The pavilion kit will need to be built and assembled in your own time.
While this is a significant money saving option, there are still hours of manual labor required to build and assemble the pavilion kit we provide.
What Pavilion Material Will You Choose
We offer 3 options for Pavilion material: Wood, Vinyl, and Timber Frame.
If you like the natural, rustic look of a pavilion, then the wood pavilion is an option that should be considered when planning your backyard space. With different options and features available, you can also give this traditional looking pavilion a touch of modern art that will help to make those summer evenings so much more enjoyable. The wood pavilion is a competitively priced outdoor pavilion that is built to last for decades. With the wood pavilion, you also get the option of stain color to give your pavilion the rustic, traditional feeling you are looking for.
In the last few years, the popularity of the vinyl pavilion has really grown. With customers wanting the option for a cleaner, sleeker-looking pavilion then the wood pavilion offered. The vinyl pavilion quickly became a popular option to consider. While the vinyl pavilion will cost you approximately 20% more than a comparative wood pavilion, the vinyl pavilion does have a unique look that many people are willing to pay for. The vinyl pavilion oftentimes matches your house better than a wood pavilion will. Just like our wood pavilions are known for being a high-quality outdoor pavilion option, the vinyl pavilion is also built with the same high quality in mind. The vinyl pavilion offers you low maintenance, an outdoor pavilion that will quickly become the favorite spot in the backyard.
Timber Frame Pavilion
The distinct, majestic feel of a timber frame pavilion is sure to command the attention it deserves in your backyard space. The timber frame pavilion is not just a slight upgrade from other wood pavilions. Its bold, distinct look gives it the biggest “WOW” effect. From the massive #1 Douglas-Fir Timbers to the small intricate details, these solid wood structures offer a natural beauty that only wood can provide. While the timber frame pavilion is a beautiful outdoor structure, it does come with a price tag that only this structure can justify. The smallest timber frame pavilion we offer 12×16’, has an approximate starting price of $12,000.
The Outdoor Guidebook will give you additional info on choosing your pavilions material.
Outdoor fireplaces are an option that many people add to their outdoor pavilion. The pure beauty and peace that a glow from an outdoor fireplace gives, can’t be given a price. This aspect alone is reason enough for adding an outdoor fireplace to your pavilion. While there is a cost to an outdoor fireplace just ask your friends if they regret adding an outdoor fireplace and I can almost guarantee you they will give you a quick no. The fact is we as humans love spending a chilly night gathered around a warm fire with family and friends. While we at LCB do not install fireplaces, we will work together with the landscaper or contractor you have hired. The outdoor fireplace will not be billed through us, and while we aren’t masonry experts. You can figure approximately $15,000 – $20,000 more for an outdoor fireplace.
An outdoor kitchen is a luxury. If you ask the people that have an outdoor kitchen pavilion, they will tell you they love it too. Whether you love to grill the food for outdoor parties yourself or you just like the look of an outdoor kitchen pavilion, you won’t regret the decision of saying yes to an outdoor kitchen. Like the outdoor fireplace, we also don’t install the outdoor kitchen in our pavilions. This would be done through the landscaper or contractor who you hire. We will work with whoever you specify, to make sure they have the correct drawings for the outdoor pavilion. The approximate price range for an outdoor kitchen is in the $5,000 – $20,000 range. We are not outdoor kitchen experts, so this price is just an approximation.
With all of our pavilions, the standard electrical package installation is an additional $400. We highly recommend adding this package simply due to the ease of installing this while we are building your pavilion on site. The electrical package includes one receptacle and switch on the same post; one drop-down wire from the center of the ceiling. This price will increase if you want additional receptacles installed. You will need to hire an electrician to hook the electric to the pavilion.
The pavilion comes standard with a shingled roof. This price is figured into the base price that we listed in the chart above. You do get to choose from 14 different shingle colors so you can find the outdoor pavilion look you want. These shingle color options come at no additional cost.
If you are looking for a different look besides the shingle look for your pavilion, then regular metal might be a fit for you. While not as expensive as the standing seam metal, the regular metal can add a very stylish glow to your outdoor pavilion. Regular metal increases the pricing given above by approximately 15% – 25%. For low maintenance, long life roof this is an option that is definitely worth some consideration.
Standing Seam Metal
The deluxe option that will take your outdoor pavilion to the next level. The modern beauty it brings to your pavilion cannot be denied. While giving your pavilion a contemporary look and feel, it will also give you unmatched durability and longevity. With no exposed screws in your roof, standing seam metal keeps your pavilion roof looking clean and sleek. Standing seam metal does come with an approximately 25% – 50% upcharge from the pavilion base cost.
A cost that often isn’t thought about for an outdoor pavilion, is the foundation. For 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, your pavilion is being held up by a foundation. Therefore, that foundation needs to be solid. For a pavilion foundation, the recommended foundation is concrete piers. The approximate cost for concrete piers is $1,500 – $2,500. Concrete piers are a good option if you want your pavilion over your landscape pavers. This way the pavers can be cut to fit and be placed around the columns.
We hope that whether you are in the early dreaming stages of how your backyard space will look, or if you are actually looking at different pavilions and the style options that will look best in your backyard. You feel more confident in the prices and decisions you will encounter. Few things are more frustrating than realizing you can’t afford the outdoor pavilion you have been dreaming about for so long.
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