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Dan's Construction and Repair Blog

Hello! My name is Dan and this is my construction and repair blog. I don't work in the industry myself, I have recently used a lot of different contractors during the construction of my home. Construction contractors used machinery to dig and lay the foundations for my home before the walls and trusses where installed. A roofing company installed a metal roof and contractors installed plumbing and electrical utilities. I was very impressed with the results and I learnt lots of cool things during the completion of this project. This blog contains information which will be useful to other people who plan to work with construction contractors.

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Why Should You Add a Verandah When Constructing A New Home?

A verandah is an outdoor structure that's common in both modern and old homes. This structure is valued by most property owners due to the vast benefits it offers. While a lot has been done to enhance the appearance and design of verandahs today, the original concept hasn't been lost. This is the reason there's no significant difference between a verandah that was constructed decades ago and a modern one. The main feature that has changed is the beautification and the addition of other features like opening roofs and blinds for more functionality.

So, why should you consider adding a verandah when building a new home? Outlined below are several reasons why you should have verandahs as part of your house.

Enhancing the building's appearance

Aesthetically, there is a significant difference between a house that has a verandah and one that doesn't have. Homes with verandahs have a stunning look and gives homeowners a feeling of freedom — you will not feel like you are enclosed in a building. Regardless of the house design (be it modern or nostalgic, contemporary or classic) adding a verandah to the front, back or the sides of your house will give it an excellent finish. Why not beautify your home with a verandah?

Protection from outdoor elements

A verandah shades your house during the hot months and offers protection against elements in the winter. Therefore, your home remains warmer in the winter and cooler during summer. If it becomes hot, you don't necessarily have to power the air conditioning system; this saves you money over time. Other than saving money on power expenses, the carbon footprint will reduce significantly.

Boost the value of the house

While shopping for a house, your focus is finding the best building that suits your requirements. When you come across houses with similar designs and features, but one has a verandah while the other one doesn't, which house will you pick? Obviously, you're likely to go for the one that has a verandah, even though you know the cost will be slightly higher. This means verandahs add value to a property.

Additional outdoor space for entertainment

Verandahs offer additional space for outdoor living. Other than providing shelter from the sun and rain, additional features transform the verandah into an extra room. With features like blinds and roofs, your verandah can be used in different ways throughout the year. Your family will appreciate having outdoor space that can be utilised for various entertainment or outdoor activities.