When the summer sun has its hat on and the UK landscape is cloaked in a golden shimmer from east to west, there’s no better place to be than out in the open air, catching rays and soaking up the sunshine.
That being said, conditions aren’t always this glorious and a spell of wind or rain can easily hamper what would otherwise be a golden opportunity to enjoy the picturesque beauty of the outdoors.
Meanwhile, at other times, the weather can get a little too hot and an area of designated shade can provide the perfect retreat to escape the heat.
For these occasions, an ornamental shelter can make all the difference, providing protection against the elements and airy outdoor enjoyment at the same time.
Here at SunSpaces, we specialise in just that, with a wide range of awnings and verandas – but which one is right for you?
Let’s find out as we put verandas and awnings under the microscope in the ultimate battle of canopied competition.
Veranda the Great
Visually stunning, undeniably stylish and perfectly practical, verandas can make for a fantastic addition to any outdoor space – commercial or residential.
Verandas are essentially solid roof coverings supported by pillars/posts, providing a fixed, permanent covering for all-weather outdoor enjoyment.
Due to their permanent residency outdoors, verandas make for a great base to create an outdoor seating area, providing ample protection for garden furniture.
While verandas are traditionally built on to a property, attached to the outside wall, here at SunSpaces, we can also provide detached verandas, free-standing in an area of your choice.
Best of all, we offer a wide variety of verandas, all customisable to fit your style and personality.
For an outdoor addition that provides year-round protection and complete freedom of design, look no further than a SunSpace veranda.
“Oh, what a beautiful awning”
Uniquely versatile and impressively adaptable, this flexible fixture provides a protective covering for your outdoor space.
However, unlike the permanence of the veranda option, awnings are innately designed to provide freedom of retractability, allowing you to withdraw the canopy as you wish when not in use.
From an exterior design perspective, this provides the perfect solution for elemental protection without dramatically modifying the look of your property from the outside.
Our lightweight, canvas awnings are electrically-powered by remote control for simple yet fully-functional operation.
Unobtrusive and inconspicuous, these low-key outdoor additions offer the perfect solution for anyone looking to add a shelter with minimal alteration to the property’s overall external aesthetic.
Our Lite Awning range even comes with built-in LED lights, allowing you to enjoy your outdoor space even after the sun goes down, while our Elite Awning range is customisable in a variety of ways.
With a stunning SunSpace awning, every day will be easy like a Sunday morning!
Which SunSpace is right for me?
So, having mulled over the two like a glass of mulled wine, it begs the question: just which SunSpace is the one for you?
For sheer flexibility and inconspicuousness, the understated allure of the awning is a great choice, providing all the effortless protection of a remote-controlled canopy with the added freedom of retractable design when not in use.
For those looking to retain their property’s external design with minimal impact to the structural aesthetic of the building, an awning will provide sheltered protection with the benefit of concealment.
That being said, the sturdy, year-round permanence of a veranda can provide customisable design and ample protection that’s perfect for upgrading an outdoor space. Meanwhile, it also makes for the perfect location to create an outdoor lounge or seating area.
Ultimately, the choice comes down to two things: personal preference and how much you plan on using your outdoor space.
For those looking to retain their property’s external design with minimal impact to the structural aesthetic of the building, an awning will provide sheltered protection with the benefit of concealment when not in use.
For those looking to spend as much time as possible outdoors, a permanent fixture like a veranda will likely be a more useful choice, with ever-present protection for instant accessibility, whenever you want to use it.
Whichever option you choose, you won’t be disappointed. SunSpaces products don’t just add to an outdoor space, they can revolutionise it, providing you with the perfect place to enjoy your garden space, whatever the weather!
Option 3: Garden Rooms
In addition to our selection of verandas and awnings, we also offer a third option for those looking for something a little more permanent and a little less open.
Our range of glass garden rooms offer all the summery appeal of a veranda/awning, radiating light and vibrance, yet with all the insulated protection of a traditional extension.
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