The next blog in our series of top trends for 2016 focuses on how a classic addition to a home can be updated to stay modern and fresh. We turned to Homebuilding and Renovating Magazine for inspiration.

Porches and Verandas

“A key staple of traditional architecture, the veranda appears to be making a comeback. From New England-style wrap-arounds to sheltered timber frame additions, the veranda has proved the perfect accessory to homes both contemporary and classic.”

There is no doubt that the veranda is an extension of the home that will continue to be popular, given that it offers such a great opportunity to enjoy the outside in all types of weather, and creates a fabulous bridge between the home and garden. It also adds that touch of country-classic chic beloved of New England homes and rustic lodges. In Oak House in Wiltshire, we added the extension of this beautiful porch that gives a covered space to enjoy the rolling lawns of the garden.

An oak framed veranda is the ideal way to embrace this classic structure, offering a continuation of your home that maintains the beautiful aesthetic of wood. Phoenix House decided to incorporate a covered loggia in their build for a twist on the classic style. Verandas are also fabulous for adding a wow factor for visitors!
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