This article was published on February 28, 2022
With the unpredictable weather of early spring, spending time in your garden might not be on your mind but as the longer nights and hopefully warmer days draw closer, it’s a good time to start thinking about maximising the value of your external living space.
If you’re unsure of the return on your investment with structural improvements for your garden or you have never considered your options, this article provides some clear points of value for installing a glass veranda or aluminium pergola on your property.
Our country is well known for its rainy days, even in the middle of summer but the addition of a covered veranda or enclosed pergola will enable you to spend more time in your garden, protecting you from both the rain and sun.
With more of us aware of the health risks from overexposure to sunlight, providing a shaded space in any garden is essential, especially for children and a permanent solution is more structurally safe for children to use as well.
As an extension of your home, your outside living space can be as flexible and adaptable as your internal rooms. Good design allows for perfect positioning, our glass verandas have been used to create a direct link to an existing inside space and our aluminium pergolas have been strategically placed in different zones of customers’ gardens to create stand-alone “garden rooms”.
What you choose to do in your outside living area is up to you, some use it for hobbies from making music to painting or potting on exotic plants, others to socialise and host dinner parties or as a comfortable and elegant way to relax in nature.
With the option to add glazing, heating and lighting to some of our structures, the functionality of your outside space can be endless.
Traditionally, our gardens were only in use during the warmer spring and summer months but with the shift from viewing our gardens as a place for only growing flowers to becoming a true extension of our internal homes, more people are desiring to be outside throughout the year.
Access to outside space has become more important to many people over recent years, alongside the possibility of being outside in the garden for longer periods of time. A veranda or pergola is a perfect addition to extend the seasonal access to your garden and in a recent blog post we discussed tips on how you can make your external living space comfortable even during winter.
With more of us working from home on a permanent basis, we are seeing many of our customers exploring the option of using a glass veranda or aluminium pergola as outside office space.
In summer months, the bright light makes it impossible to work outside but the shelter provided by a permanent structure not only prevents screen glare but with the addition of glazing, you can create a secure and private space in which to work in peace or even hold virtual work meetings.
Our aluminium pergolas make ideal garden rooms with options for glazing and also heating and lighting to provide comfortable use even on dark evenings and cool early mornings.
Creating a permanent outside living zone with the addition of a glass veranda or aluminium pergola will bring a number of short and long term benefits of value to yourself and your family, including work, health, social and financial.
And with market research showing 63% of the population are spending more time in the garden and 32% recently taking up gardening as a hobby, the appearance and functionality of your garden is not only of value at present but will have greater importance in the future when you look to sell, rent or remortgage your property.
If you’re interested in exploring your options for outdoor living, our showroom is open and includes examples with furniture to help you imagine how you might use each space. There is a lead time of up to 14 weeks for some of our outdoor living range, so if you’re planning on transforming your garden, we suggest speaking to a member of our team at email@example.com or call 01642 456167, who will be happy to help you.
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