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Choosing The Right Size Veranda

Your new veranda should be a welcoming place that can be used to host outdoor parties, intimate gatherings, and as a place to enjoy the lovely views from your backyard. Many people decide to add a veranda to enhance the beauty of their homes and to create additional living space for entertaining and relaxing.

If you have considered adding a veranda to your home, you should consider the following:

• Types of verandas
• Space available
• Primary use of the space
• Types of furniture

Because space may be limited, it is important to consider your options and choose a veranda that is the perfect size for your home and backyard.

TYPES OF VERANDAS

There are various types of verandas to choose from including:

• Curved
• Flat
• Sunroof
• Pergola
• Heritage
• Hip end
• Gable
• Gazebo

These designs are available for purchase by themselves or you can combine designs to come up with a unique design that fits your home. Each allows light to shine through while protecting you from the rain and other weather elements.

SPACE AVAILABLE

The amount of space available in your yard will play a large part in determining which veranda design to choose. When you are ready to purchase a veranda, you will receive a free consultation to help you choose your design. You should be prepared with a site plan or drawing of your property with square footage and indicate where your home is situated so your new veranda can be built to fit within these dimensions.

PRIMARY USE OF SPACE

How do you plan on using your new veranda? Smaller verandas are mostly for small parties or for family use, while larger verandas are used to store barbeque equipment, or to host larger parties.

If you want a cozy space to enjoy the outdoors, but not to cook under, then a smaller veranda may be your best option. Keep in mind that the square footage of your home and yard will play a part in your final decision.

TYPES OF FURNITURE

The types of furniture you want to use may also play a role in veranda size. If you want to create several seating areas, cooking area, and storage area, then you may need to invest in a larger space.

Visiting outdoor furniture stores before making a decision will give you a better idea of the amount of space that will be needed. Take measurements of furniture styles to get a better idea of what you want to include.

In the end, the size veranda you choose should be able to accommodate your lifestyle. Remember, you can always add another piece to create a larger space if there is room in your yard.

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