The addition of a veranda to your home can make a huge difference to the feel and quality of your property. Essentially it gives you another whole room to use, because it provides you with a covered area outside that you can use for many different reasons.
But of course you have to choose the right style of house veranda to have, and that isn't always easy. The best way to begin is by looking at the amount of room you have available, as this can dictate your choice to a certain extent.
For example, not everyone has a large back garden and if this sounds like what you have you might think that a veranda just isn't possible for you. However a curved roof veranda would be ideal, because it can stretch for the entire length of your house without having to extend too far out into your garden. You can even run it around the side of your house as well if you have the room, making it even more versatile. The curved design of the roof, which gives you more head height in the middle, also means you have the illusion of a larger space.
Alternatively there is a sun roof design which enables you to use the space you have available as a screened off area protecting you from the sun, or alternatively as a place to enjoy more of it, because the roof is made from slats which can be opened or closed as and when necessary.
The gable veranda meanwhile has a pitched roof which can look simply stunning when combined with a flat roof at either side. This looks best when you have a larger amount of space available, and the size and design of this stratco structure means that you can handle large parties outdoors whatever the weather might decide to do!
The gazebo end can also be added to the gable design, making it that little bit different and adding an extra charm to what you already have. It can also soften the lines of the gable end somewhat, and it can help it to fit in seamlessly with certain house designs as well.
As you can see, it's not just a case of discovering how you want your verandah to look, it's also important to make sure it blends in with the style and size of house you already have. How you want to use it will also be an important factor in choosing the right design for your needs, because you'll want the new addition to your house to feel welcoming and ideal for what you want to do.
If you aren't too sure about the amount of space you want to take up with your new verandah, think about what you want to use it for and what the minimum size should be. From there you can work out how much of your garden should be taken up with it, and how much you still want to leave available for other uses.
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