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Verandas are quickly becoming the one thing that every British homeowner wants in their garden. In a recent survey, we asked 400 people what they would most like to add to their outdoor spaces, and of the 16 available options, 'Veranda / Sheltered Area' was the most popular answer. That's right: it seems that verandas are now even more highly sought-after than hot tubs!

 

Demand for verandas and garden rooms has been through the roof since the UK locked down in response to the first wave of COVID-19 cases last spring. The government's 'stay at home' rules left many people seeking a way to enjoy a feeling of escape without leaving the house, and adding a veranda is a great way to create an outdoor sanctuary that's a world away from the chaos of the kitchen table that's now also a home working space. (Read our case study to find out how a couple from Salisbury overcame their remote working fatigue with the help of a SunSpaces veranda.)

 

Colourful garden veranda

 

Pictured: Aspire Glass Veranda

 

With so many Brits now adding verandas to their homes, you may be wondering what you can do to make your garden veranda stand out from the crowd. To that end, here are 5 quick veranda decor ideas from the SunSpaces team - we hope these tips will help to get your inspiration flowing!

 

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After nearly 12 months of living under strict restrictions thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, there may finally be some light at the end of this very long and dark tunnel.

 

With vaccinations well underway and the number of new cases falling all over the UK, at last, we may be heading towards the end of what has felt like a very tiresome 12 months but how long until you're able to meet back up with people in the comfort of your garden? Well, that very much depends on what each of the four UK nations believes to be the best way out of their respective lockdowns. 

 

In the last week, we have heard from all four national leaders on their individual plans to ease lockdown restrictions. Some provide clear dates of when certain restrictions will be eased, whereas others have been a little vaguer. If you happened to miss these recent updates and are wondering when you can meet people in your garden, read on to find out!

 

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A recent survey conducted by SunSpaces asked: If you could add ONE thing to your garden, what would you choose?

 

Of the 16 options given, the most popular - chosen by 13% of respondents - was Veranda / sheltered area.

 

Infographic showing the most popular garden features

 

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Building a veranda

 

The SunSpaces installation team recently spent a few days in the East Midlands. They were there to construct an Ultra veranda for a customer in Rutland - the installation took approximately three days, and one of our installers, Mike, was taking photos and sending us regular updates throughout the project.

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An afternoon on the patio is a great way to relax and unwind, but it's not such a pleasant proposition during spells of wet weather. It's hard to enjoy a glass of wine and a good book when you're getting rained on!

 

But there is an alternative to dashing indoors when the weather takes a turn for the worse.

 

Patio veranda

 

Pictured: Aspire Veranda

 

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