Most of us who are old enough will remember the days that practically every house in the country – and many houses in the city – had a good, old-fashioned verandah along at least one side of the home.
Often the verandahs covered a cracked and faded timber deck that had never been oiled, several pairs of work boots and an old bench seat to enjoy a cuppa, but they still had a certain style and charm about them. Plus, just like today’s larger outdoor living spaces that many of us enjoy today, verandahs from yesteryear were practical. They provided much needed shade and protection from the elements, a place to sit and relax, and a spot to put items such as firewood and work boots where they would stay dry.
While verandahs are a little less common these days, they can still be as stylish and practical as they were a generation or two ago. And, if you live in Melbourne’s outer south east, where the country meets the city, a new verandah may be the stylish addition for your home that you’re looking for.
Darren Cooper and his team from Outside Concepts Berwick Branch build verandahs and other outdoor structures in the Beaconsfield, Berwick, Pakenham, Officer and greater Dandenong area of Melbourne. Like other Outside Concepts branches, everything is custom designed and made, so he can build a verandah for your home that’s the size and style that you need.
“My goal is to always provide the best possible service for clients,” Darren says. “This means I’ll design and build a verandah that you’ll admire, appreciate and benefit from now and for many years to come. Client satisfaction is a top priority for me, which is why I’ll take the time to find out your needs and make sure these needs are met.”
One thing that you won’t get with a verandah from Darren is a faded and cracked timber deck. In its place you’ll have a beautiful, hard-wearing and rot resistant timber of your choice, or a deck incorporating another material if you prefer. As for the old boots and bench seat? What you decide to put on your new Berwick verandah is up to you!
Footnote: What’s the difference between a verandah and a patio? Strictly speaking, a verandah is usually long and narrow, while a patio is spacious and wide. Plus, a verandah is always positioned against a house, while a patio can be adjoining or freestanding.
Life’s too short to compromise. Phone Outside Concepts on 1800 601 674 for a free quote.