Patios and Verandahs 101

Perfect your outdoor area with a patio or verandah

Looking to enhance your living space at home to make the most of outdoor living on the Sunshine Coast? Installing a new patio or verandah could be just the thing to revive the space and provide a perfect outdoor entertainment area. In this blog we look at the benefits of a patio or verandah and the different types available to help you create the ideal living space for you and your family and friends to enjoy.

What are the differences between a patio and verandah?

A patio is generally situated at the back of the house and often becomes an extension of the house providing an outdoor space to entertain. These spaces are often paved and can feature a roof or simply be an additional living space. A verandah is generally a narrow area that transitions from indoor to outdoor on the ground level and can be situated at the back or side of the home. Most verandahs feature a roof attached to the permanent house roofing, providing a great undercover space for entertaining or relaxing.

Why install a patio or verandah?

Installing a patio or verandah is a great way to make the most of all the available space you have at your property and add value to your home which is an important consideration, particularly if you’re looking to sell your home. The inclusion of a verandah or patio is a great option to increase your living space and functionality and take advantage of the favourable Sunshine Coast climate.

Having extra living space to use as areas for relaxation and entertainment or to provide additional eating spaces for a growing family or to entertain guests, is of great benefit. By extending your undercover areas and making a space that is protected from the elements you can also use the space all year round.

What are the different types of patios and verandahs available?

When it comes to selecting what’s right for you there’s a number of different styles to consider. Let’s take a look at each style:

  • Skillion – a single flat surface roof, generally on a slant. Skillion patios are a versatile and flexible style that are strong, durable and easy to install.
  • Pitched – made up of 2 surfaces that join at a centre ridge. A pitched patio provides a spacious feel to your outdoor space.
  • Hipped – all sides of the roof slope downwards toward the wall resulting in a more enclosed design style, giving the feel of an outdoor room.
  • Designer – a custom designed style to suit your exact needs

Signature Outdoor Living can assist you to create your perfect outdoor space. Did you know that we can arrange for a complete supply and installation of a patio or verandah or simply arrange for a DIY patio kit to be delivered direct to your door? We have a solution to specifically suit your individual needs and budget.

Ready to create your perfect space?

Adding a verandah or patio, professionally built by the team at Signature Outdoor Living, is an investment that can add value to your property and your lifestyle. Whether you are wanting to update your current patio or create a brand-new space for your family to enjoy the outdoors more, then Signature Outdoor Living have the solution for you. Contact us for an obligation FREE quote today!

Let Signature Outdoor Living help you to create your ideal outdoor space!