The Perfect Verandah for your Home
Have you been wondering how to add curb appeal and value to your home?
A verandah is an open space usually roofed and partly enclosed by a railing, often referred to as a porch. Commonly found at the front of a home, this can be an excellent way to boost your home’s appearance and increase its worth.
Adding a shade structure to the entryway not only gives guests a charming first impression, it also optimizes your property’s extra space by extending the area of your home to include a transition to the outdoors.
Many homeowners enjoy this addition as a gathering spot to greet visitors, a place to sit outdoors that’s sheltered from the weather, or a relaxing spot to watch while children play with neighbours.
What’s more is that while practical and useful, it serves as an inviting upgrade to almost any residential property.
Read on to find out how to choose the right porch for your house!
Choosing the Perfect Verandah for Your Home
When deciding on the perfect pick for your home, there are several things that you should consider.
Here are some guidelines to help you make the best decision.
Depending on the exterior dimensions of your home and the existing framework, the appropriate size of your shaded entryway can vary. Usually, the structure’s dimensions are customised according to the home.
There are several designs to choose from. The best design for your house depends on its architecture and style, as well as your own preferences.
Common verandah designs include:
This design is distinguished by its pitched roof.
The flat design uses a concrete slab as a roof. It can be an effective option if water drainage is a concern.
If style is what you’re after, then a design that follows the natural curve of the roof offers a unique element to your home’s appearance.
A pergola uses timber or steel members that run parallel to a wall of a house at a given minimum spacing to give shade to the rooms of the house. It’s lightweight, and usually one of the less expensive ways to add ambiance indoors and out.
This design uses glass or flexible transparent polycarbonate materials together with a steel frame to make a transparent type of shade. This is often chosen for commercial dwellings.
3. Permit Requirements
Depending on the neighbourhood and city that you live in, it may be necessary to acquire a permit prior to construction. Check with your local authorities and your neighbourhood board to determine if you will need to secure a permit.
To ensure that the construction process is as smooth as possible, it is recommended that you have a budget and building plan to outline your project exactly.
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Do you want to add beauty and value to your home? Our outdoor design specialists can help you choose the perfect addition to your home.