After a year largely spent in the confines of home, there has never been a better time to invest in a high-quality custom verandah. A key staple to any Melbourne residence, a verandah is the perfect space to relax, spend time with loved ones, soak up the sun and breath in the wonderful fresh air. A verandah is especially valuable as the weather begins to warm up.
But just as no two homes are the same, no two verandahs should be exactly the same – it should be outfitted to your exact specifications, serving you and your family’s unique lifestyle and requirements, so you can make the very best of your outdoor space. In this blog, we’re sharing five ways you can customise your Melbourne verandah.
A verandah shouldn’t be a space just enjoyed during the daytime. That is why it is key to invest in quality lighting, so your verandah can be a welcoming space both day and night. Verandahs require task lighting, which refers to lighting that lights up a particular area, for safety and so that everyday living can be completed with ease.
Ambient lighting is also essential, as it creates a cosy and warm atmosphere, which is important for hosting gatherings. A simple way to achieve is through stringing up a set of fairy lights, or investing in in-built verandah lighting that can be dimmed at your preference.
Melbourne is hot in summer and cool in winter. If you’re looking to use your verandah year-round without worrying about the weather, you’ll want to invest in blinds. There are many different types to choose from depending on your requirements.
Ultra-sleek Zipscreen blinds are perfect for mitigating harsh sun, rain or wind, without blocking the view of the outdoors, while Wireguide blinds provide similar protection but are more flexible as they can be secured to the ground as opposed to the walls.
Not getting as much natural light you’d like to in your outdoor area? Why not consider a skylight in your new verandah? A stunning and unique design feature, skylights will provide much-needed natural light whilst protecting from the elements.
If you’re wanting access to the sun, but also want protection from the weather, we suggest opting for the Outback Sunroof. It’s an electronically controlled verandah system meaning you can remotely adjust the louvres to your desired position, allowing breeze and sunlight into the space. The Sunroof is also fitted with in-built rain sensors.
4. An insulated roof
If you’re really looking to control the temperature under your verandah, you can go past an insulated panel. Stratco’s innovative Cooldek roofing system combines roof, ceiling and insulation all in one product. It provides outstanding thermal performance, reduces noise, is easy to clean and will help keep your verandah cool, which will lessen your energy bills and carbon footprint.
Alleviate the cold and wind with outdoor heating. You could opt for a gas patio heater, but we suggest choosing a radiant heater, as they’re more efficient, cheaper and come in a range of sleek and minimal designs to match your verandah. These will provide target warmth to your verandah, so nights spent with family on the verandah can be enjoyed without worrying about the weather.
Interested in learning more about how you can customise your verandah? Get in touch with the team at Innovative Verandahs today!