Bring The Outside in With a Bespoke Veranda
With a variety of uses and stylish yet unobtrusive aesthetics, a modern veranda is an ideal addition to both traditional and contemporary properties alike. Verandas have the innate ability to bring the outside in and can improve your property with heightened elegance and functionality. Providing protection from harsh sunlight in the warmer months and shelter from adverse weather during the cooler months of the year, a bespoke, well-crafted veranda combines modern conveniences with the comfort of indoor-outdoor flow.
Manufactured from durable materials with resilience to the British elements in mind, modern verandas can provide a functional, practical addition to your property. So, what is a veranda? And is a veranda right for your home?
What is a veranda?
A popular addition to the first very colonial buildings in mid-19th century Australia, the word veranda originates from the Hindi word varanda. Today, a veranda is an outdoor, open-air porch with a roof. Many modern verandas extend along the sides and front of a home or building and are a great way of adding additional space to your property.
Verandas have come a long way since the Industrious Victorian era they were born from. With a minimalist yet stylish design and a plethora of modern conveniences, verandas are suitable in both traditional and contemporary homes alike. Aluminium verandas in particular are highly sought after for installation in period properties as the slim frames and expansive panes of glass do not detract from the original features of the building.
Britain’s love of indoor-outdoor flow and bringing the outside in can be traced all the way back to the Victorian era. It was during this time that the wealthy nobility used their greenhouses and conservatories to throw tea parties and cultivate exotic citrus fruits. Today, this affair with natural light and creating a seamless transition between one’s internal and external living spaces continues with the enduring popularity of verandas in British homes, as well as conservatories and porches.
Verandas can also be found in other parts of the world, including Spain, Portugal, India, The United States and even on cruise ships.
What is a veranda used for?
These days, a veranda can be used in a variety of different ways. From outdoor dining in the summer to simply enjoying the view, bespoke verandas can bring the outside in regardless of the season. A veranda can provide you with an unobstructed, uninterrupted vista of your outside spaces, all year round. The open nature of a veranda offers panoramic views regardless of the season, rain or shine.
By closing the gap between your home and garden, a veranda is able to foster a sense of intimacy with your interior and exterior spaces. On a warm day, a veranda is best paired with a patio, French or bifold door. Whatever your style, a veranda can be used to blur the boundary between your interior living spaces and your garden or patio area. From large social gatherings to smaller, more intimate parties with close family and friends, a veranda creates the ideal environment for daytime BBQs and evening drinks alike.
In addition, verandas can also provide you and your family with shelter from the elements In the cooler winter months – without compromising on natural light or airflow.
Modern Verandas at Majestic Designs
In a nutshell, verandas maximise natural light and ventilation while also adding a simple, yet practical external shelter to your home. Providing protection from adverse weather in the cooler months and a cover from harsh sunlight in the Summer, a veranda is a perfect place to host both formal and informal gatherings and is suitable for use throughout the year.
Majestic Designs boast a fully employed team of highly trained, FENSA accredited and MTC registered lead installers with a wealth of knowledge and expertise. We engineer our range of bespoke, durable verandas in our state-of-the-art factories right here in Cheddar. Every veranda that leaves our factories is made to order to the exact specifications of our customers, meaning they can not only match their veranda to their own personal tastes but also ensure it pairs aesthetically with their own home for a truly unique flourish.
If you would like any additional information about verandas from Majestic Designs or are ready to book your initial consultation, get in touch with our team today.