To stay true to definition, the space will be located outdoors, professional verandah contractors, the right design, and sympathetic buildings can create a verandah that feels like part of the house. Customisable touches like Privacy Screens, and pillars can give you the personal touch you want, while also giving you the chance to express yourself creatively when selecting the design of your verandah.
One of the biggest advantages with verandahs is that it's incredibly flexible when it comes to designs, thanks to the variety of different styles and materials that can be used. Basically, you can add a verandah to any property, whether it's traditional, or ultra-modern. There is also a variety of roof materials that you can use including, but not limited to:
- Insulated Roofing
- Glass Roofing
- Color-Bond Roofing
- Tiles (Roof Tiles)
You can also have many different styles of roofs such as:
- Flat Roof
- Bull Nose Roof
- Curved Roof
- Gables Roof
- Even a combination of roofs
Many professional verandah contractors include the gutters when building a verandah, this ensures water does not back into your home. To even further customise your verandah, there are a number of different flooring materials for them as well, examples are beautiful, timeless timber floors, or if you plan on doing a lot of garden work in yours, you go for an easy to clean, concrete floor.
Verandahs don’t have to just be used in the summer.
While homeowners across Australia enjoy their verandahs through the warmer months, many of them retreat inside once the cool weather hits. With a few modifications, you can enjoy your verandah all throughout the year.
Keeping Your Verandah Warm
One of the main reasons people stop using their verandah in the cooler months, is simply because it’s too cold for them to enjoy. This is an easily fixable problem though, all you need is some form of outdoor heating. Some fantastic choices include outdoor fireplaces, and patio heaters. The heaters can be powered by electricity, or natural gas depending on your personal preference.
Outdoor fireplaces can be a great option, as they come in a range of designs and sizes to suit the style of your verandah. While a wood fire powers most fireplaces, many kinds run on natural gas, or eco fuel. If you had your verandah contractor install ceiling fans, you can run them in reverse to help circulate the warm air around your verandah.
Shelter Your Verandah
In general, the design of your verandah usually means it provides more shelter than most outdoor areas, but you can always improve this by having your verandah contractor installing outdoor blinds. These are likely in the front, and sides of the verandah to help block out wind, rain, and the cold can make being outside in winter un-enjoyable. There are many options for materials when it comes to blinds, so you’ll be sure to find a style that suits you.
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