When it comes to designing a patio, choosing the right structure can greatly enhance its aesthetic appeal and functionality.
Two popular options that often come up in patio ideas are pergolas and verandas. But what is the difference?
In this blog post, we’ll explore the difference between these structures to help you make an informed decision for your patio design project.
What is a veranda?
Verandas are covered structures that extend from the main building. They provide a sheltered space that allows you to enjoy outdoor living regardless of the weather conditions.
A glass veranda is a contemporary option that adds a touch of elegance and sophistication to your patio. It features a glass roof allowing you to enjoy the outside whatever the weather. You can add glass walls and doors to your veranda turning it into a glass room where you can enjoy panoramic views of your garden while still being protected from the elements. A glass veranda creates a seamless transition between indoor and outdoor spaces, bringing in ample natural light and creating an airy atmosphere.
What is a pergola?
A pergola is an open outdoor structure typically made of wooden vertical posts supporting cross beams and an open roof. It is designed to provide partial shade and create a visually appealing focal point in a patio or garden area. It is generally free standing but can also be attached to the house.
An Italian word meaning ‘latticework structure for climbing plants’ a pergola is historically used to give plants a frame to grow upon, which is why you’ll often see a beautiful flower-covered pergola somewhere in the garden.
At Eden we do a modern twist on this with our new, superb pergola-style louvred panoramic veranda.
Designing a patio
Understanding the difference between a pergola and a veranda is essential when designing a patio.
When deciding between either structure you should consider your specific needs and preferences. If you want something that provides partial shade and complements your garden’s aesthetic, a pergola may be the ideal choice. If you prioritise protection from the weather and a seamless indoor-outdoor transition that you can enjoy all year round, a veranda, particularly a glass veranda, would be a great fit.
By choosing the right structure, you can create a patio that not only enhances your outdoor living experience but also complements the overall design of your home.
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