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A Guide to choosing the right Veranda for your Home

Updated: Jun 17

A veranda can be a useful addition to your home's outdoor space. In the UK, a veranda serves multiple purposes - it not only adds aesthetic appeal but also extends your living area, providing a versatile and comfortable spot for various activities. However, choosing the right veranda for your home can be a delightful, yet challenging task. In this comprehensive guide, we will explore different veranda options to help you make an informed decision, tailored to your preferences and lifestyle.


Traditional Veranda 

Traditional Verandas often feature embroidered details which add a touch of timeless elegance to homes. Characterised by classic design elements, they perfectly complement period-style homes and enhance their overall aesthetic. The designs could, for example, feature Victorian-era or Edwardian-era design architecture such as decorative railings and columns. However, the cost of construction may be higher, and maintaining the beauty of their intricate details may require more time and attention compared to simpler, modern designs. 


Glass Veranda

Glass Verandas incorporate glass panels and/or roofing, providing clear and unobstructed views of the surrounding environment. They allow for natural light to blend in, as their sleek and minimalist design creates a bright, open atmosphere. These modern glass verandas stand on aluminium frames and they can be fully enclosed or semi-open, depending on design preferences. For instance, in the winter, they can create the impression of being outside while enjoying the comfort and warmth of your home. The aluminium frames are lightweight, durable, rust resistant and require minimal maintenance, however, warmer temperatures can make them quite hot to touch. It is important, nonetheless, to note that the glass surfaces may require regular cleaning to maintain transparency and the quality of the build. In addition, these verandas normally have a modern outlook, hence it is worth considering whether this design suits the style of your home. 


Enclosed glass veranda
Enclosed Glass Veranda

Open sided glass veranda
Open-Sided Glass Veranda

Pergola Veranda

Pergola verandas combine the features of a glass veranda with those of a pergola. They come with optional features such as an open roof or glass roof supported by aluminium frames. What separates a pergola veranda from a glass veranda is the slatted wooden beams that surround the structure. They act as a stylish and functional addition to your garden - an area which provides partial shade while maintaining an open and airy atmosphere in your outdoor living area. As a result, pergola verandas can offer less protection during the winter compared to fully enclosed glass verandas. Moreover, regular maintenance is needed to preserve the wood’s appearance, hence, some may opt for composite slatted beams to tackle this concern.


Glass Roof Pergola Veranda
Glass Roof Pergola Veranda

Conclusion

Choosing the right veranda design involves considering your lifestyle, preferences, and the architectural style of your home. Whether you opt for a traditional veranda, glass veranda or pergola veranda, each design has its unique charm. Take the time to envision how you want to use your veranda and the atmosphere you wish to create. With the right choice, your veranda can become a cherished extension of your home, providing a space for relaxation, entertainment, and appreciation of the outdoors. To view our recent veranda projects, click here.



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