ddVerandahs not only add a finishing touch to many homes, but they also add living space, protect your family and your home from the elements, and they can even save you money in the long run. Here we’ll run through some of the reasons why the good old verandah is an important part of any home:


First, let’s talk about how a home with a verandah looks. Depending on the style of home you have, whether it’s contemporary or classic, modern or nostalgic, adding just the right style verandah to the front, back or all the way around can finish off the home nicely.

Outdoor entertaining at any time of year

Living in Australia we are fortunate to have some of the best weather in the world. This means we love spending time outdoors. Verandahs are great for this, because not only do they provide shelter from the sun and rain but with some extra added bits a pieces like awnings and blinds your verandah can become an additional room in your home even during the winter months. Many people have a fan installed for added cooling, and for the winter time you can’t go past an outdoor heater to keep the chill away.

Protecting your family and your home from the elements

Verandahs help shade your home in Summer and protect it from the elements in winter. This means that your home stays cooler in summer and warmer in winter. When your home isn’t like a hot oven, you don’t need the air-conditioning running 24/7 and this will save you money in the long run. Not only will you save on your power bill, but a verandah also helps to reduce your carbon footprint.

Adding value

Having a verandah can actually boost the value of your home by up to $20,000. Not only because it gives your house a completed look, but because a well-designed verandah can also be used like another room in your home.

At Home-Build Concierge we understand the value and appeal of verandahs. That’s why many of our designs from our Freedom and Prestige Series feature extensive verandahs that can be used for relaxing outdoors. Designs like the Hazelbrook home feature stunning wrap-around balconies that allow you to access your verandah through several doors in the home.

The Brighton design features a verandah on the top and bottom level of the home, which is important if you have a view and want to be able to enjoy it, or to simply watch the sunset. No matter what size your home, a verandah is always a welcome addition that is sure to add value and appeal.

Latest from the Home-Build Blog

View more articles
Uncategorized August 8, 2022

Build or Buy A House? Which is Right for You

Buying a home is one of the most important decisions in life. However, before signing on the dotted line, there ...

Read More
Uncategorized August 8, 2022

4 Key Phases Before Building a House

Building a house is a great accomplishment. However, the work doesn’t only start when construction begins on site. Rather, a ...

Read More
News May 31, 2022

Australian Property Market: 2022 Changes & The Future of Interest Rates

It has been a dynamic couple of years for the housing market in Australia. Property prices jumped by 25 per ...

Read More
  • Download Our Brochure

    See photos and floor plans from more than 50 of our most popular kit home designs

    Download Now
  • Get a free consultation

    Ready for your obligation FREE Design Consult with one of our Design Professionals?

    Book Now