We're making a lot of changes to our home at the moment, a new extension, a garage conversion, knocking walls down, putting new walls up. But, the poor garden has suffered this year. For the past 6-months it has been a building yard and as you can imagine, it's looking a little worse for wear. But as our extension is built, and almost done, we've started to tidy up the garden. We're currently extending our decking to bring it around the extension and this past week I've been thinking on what I would like to do to my garden - to make it look presentable again, for me to fall back in love with it.
We're considering a few options, but one option that has caught my imagination is a veranda.
A veranda offers a waterproof area allowing all year round use of your outdoor patio/decking area, perfect for al-fresco dining. Furthermore, these structures can provide protection for your garden furniture - there is no need to cover it or try and find somewhere to store it away during the winter, as a veranda offers some protection from the weather. In addition, it can provide UV protection and a shaded area allowing you to sit outside comfortably all day long.
And, a veranda would be the perfect extension to your home for parties! It will allow you to enjoy being outside in your garden whilst still being protected from the elements - even if it is raining.
I'd love to be able to open the french doors to the garden, especially when it is raining just for the smell. Without a veranda, you couldn't do this without soaking the lounge.