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what is a veranda

The name veranda is a common term that is often mentioned with regards to homes. But what is it really? A veranda is a structure built to the front, side or rear part of your house designed to provide you with shelter or used as a sun trap. 

Types of verandas

It is rare to find verandas that are identical. This is because they tend to be customized to suit the owners’ needs. However, there are 2 main types of verandas;
Traditional or Victorian veranda- made from wrought iron, these verandas tend to have a roof containing glass panels and columns with quarter arches at the top.
Contemporary veranda- ideal for the more modern property, these sleek verandas have a durable, sleek aluminium structure, with either glass or polycarbonate roof panels.


The purpose of a veranda

Verandas usually often serve a variety of purposes, depending on the reasons and places fitted. The main reasons, however, are to provide an outdoor shelter where you can enjoy your outdoor area regardless of the weather conditions prevailing. Secondly, verandas enhance the look of your home. We can help you decide upon the best design to suit your property to provide a SunSpace that accentuates the look of your home. 

The benefits of a veranda

You might be wondering why you should install a veranda to your home. Well, there are a variety of benefits to reap from the installation of a veranda.

• An additional room
An additional room is always a bonus for any family home. This added space can be used to put your feet up or even as a children's play area. This added space will serve as a great place to dine with the family and spend time with each other, just as your garden is in the summertime. You can also use the additional space for storage, where you can have peace of mind knowing your items are safe from the rain.

•  Entertainment
Hosting social events is often a great challenge. The addition of the veranda provides all essential outdoor space under cover for those inclement British days. Ideal as a shelter from those scorching days (we hope!) or as protection for those breezy days, the veranda space can be used for dining requirements, for lounging requirements, or a place for the kids to play. 

•  Aesthetics
Ever noticed the difference between homes with verandas and those without? A house with a veranda looks complete and pleasing to look at. A veranda adds charm and a feeling of completeness to a house. Though verandas come in different styles, the end result is the same… the aesthetics are enhanced!

Value
In terms of real estate, an exterior addition to a property most often makes the difference in prices. A veranda can boost the value of a house by up to £15,493.80. It not only improves the aesthetics of a house but it can also double up as an additional room.

Space
Living with family is a wonderful experience, you get to watch your kids play around and also as they grow older. But sometimes you need a getaway place to reflect and do your work. A veranda provides the getaway space that you need! The additional space is ideal for enjoying a quiet time without the pressures of other family members. A veranda can also serve as an additional storage space for items like bicycles and toys.

With the information on verandas, it is prudent to fit one in your home. You will not regret the choice.

Now that spring has officially arrived, we are hoping that you're looking forward to spending some quality time out in your garden with your loved ones. If the end of winter hasn't made you think about what changes you are going to make to your garden over the coming months, then maybe today's blog post will inspire you!

Our installation team recently completed a job for one of our customers in Hertfordshire.   

 hertfordshire veranda

As you can see, the black veranda complements their garden perfectly, and the customer even has a cute table and chairs out there, ready for morning tea outside in the sun! 

black veranda hertfordshire hertfordshire black veranda

Our verandas add a beautiful, modern finish to any garden, and coupled with the fact that they are sturdy enough to withstand any UK weather, it is easy to see why our verandas are such a popular choice with our customers.  Here at Sunspaces, we want to provide every customer with a product that fits perfectly into their outdoor living space, be it a veranda, a garden room, or a free standing veranda; this is why we offer so many different options. Whatever you want out of your veranda or garden room, we are confident we can provide it.

If you like what you see then email info@sunspaces.co.uk for more information about our products; alternatively, you can click here to request a free, no-obligation veranda design.  

What would your home look like with the addition of a garden room or veranda? Some of our customers find it difficult to visualise the answer to that question, and this can understandably make them feel slightly hesitant - extending your home is a pretty major project, after all, and it's sometimes difficult to imagine how the end result will look!

Fortunately, thanks to our 3D Design Lab, you don't have to imagine - we can show you!

3D Garden Room Design
3D visualisation of a Panorama garden room

Here at SunSpaces, we employ a team of expert designers who can help you to plan your perfect garden structure. This service can include a free 3D design like the one pictured above - this is a great way to get a better idea of how your finished SunSpace will look, and it's ideal for showing off to friends and family in advance of the real McCoy!

3D Veranda Design
3D visualisation of a SunSpaces veranda

As shown above, your 3D design can even include additional features like furniture and flooring materials. Both of the examples above incorporate eight-seater dining tables and composite deck boards, but whatever you're thinking of putting in your garden room, we can include it in your visualisation.

Click here for more information about our 3D Design Lab, or get in touch to request a quotation for your SunSpaces project!

Customise your new outdoor space!

 
Here at SunSpaces, we make it easy to purchase and install a stylish new veranda. Our sales team will help you through the entire ordering process; our products are supplied with easy-to-follow assembly guides and instructional DVDs; we even offer a full installation service if you'd rather leave the job to professionals. Everything is as simple as can be - the only hard part is deciding how to decorate your new veranda!
 
Fortunately, we can provide some assistance on that front, too. Here's what we have to offer:
  • Luxurious outdoor furniture. In order to get the most from your veranda, you'll want to add some furniture that will allow you to lounge, dine, and generally relax under that contemporary canopy.
  • Stylish outdoor flooring options. Have you given any thought to the flooring material that you'll be using underneath your veranda? The SunSpaces team can offer a range of attractive options in this category - click here for information on our full range of products.

  • Coloured shades. Add a splash of colour and keep the sun at bay with our attractive veranda sunshades! These can be supplied in a number of different colours - for example, the owner of the veranda pictured below chose red and white to match the cushions on their garden sofa.
 
 
These are just three of the veranda design options we can offer here at SunSpaces. We pride ourselves on provide a completely bespoke service to each customer - click here to request a free veranda design and brochure, or call 029 2080 3755 to discuss your project with a member of the SunSpaces team.
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