Modern veranda trends and design

In the past, the veranda was an interface between the house and the garden. It made it possible to enjoy the first and last sunshine away from the cold, to have a bright breakfast, or to benefit from a winter garden to protect its plants. Today, however, the veranda has become a true extension of the house. It is a living room, comfortable and usable all year round. Not only does the veranda deserve the same attention as any other room in the house, but its visual opening to the outside also gives it a unique aesthetic appeal. The design of a veranda has therefore become more and more important, since it contributes to the home comfort, but also to its good integration into the rest of the house.

Tendances vérandas modernes et design

One more central room

With recent technical advances, the verandas have become particularly efficient. The question of performance concerns both thermal and acoustic insulation, as well as its luminosity and safety aspects.

Over time, the verandas became extensions of the house in their own right. Better still, in recent years they have tended to play an increasingly central role in the home. From a simple Winter Garden, the veranda has become in a few decades a major element in the design of entire houses.

For new residential properties, it is translated by a design of the whole building that takes into account the solar exposure needs of the veranda. The house is fully oriented, from the very first plans, in order to favour the veranda sunlight exposure and its possible bioclimatic function.

In addition to the physical positioning of the veranda, its role in the daily life organisation inside the house is also becoming disproportionately important. In new buildings as for renovation sites, a modern veranda is efficient enough to occupy a central place in the organisation of the daily life of the household. It can house the kitchen, the dining room, a large bedroom, or even a bathroom, a gym or a game room.

A modern veranda is therefore at the heart of the house, by its positioning or role in the daily life. In this way, it helps to define the overall design of the home.

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Light at the heart of the house aesthetics

Compared to any other living room of the house, the veranda is defined by its brightness. In terms of design, the current trend is to maximise as much as possible its luminous contribution, through the openings and the internal layout of the house. On the one hand, this is achieved by optimising the glass surfaces. The extension of the house can be seen as a fine aluminium structure, partially or fully glazed flat roofs, or sliding windows.

On the other hand, it is important to design the veranda in accordance with the interior of the house. The veranda should provide natural light to other adjacent rooms and should not be designed as a separate object, cut off from the rest of the house. It is therefore advisable to favour large openings, or to opt for sliding glass partitions. A thoughtful design allows to obtain an aesthetic glass structure from the outside as the interior, which bathes the whole house in a warm natural light.

véranda moderne respectant le style de la maison

Do something new with respect to old styles

When made with aluminium profiles such as those offered by Installux, the veranda can be adapted to all architectural styles, even the most classic. One of today’s major trends is therefore to take advantage of the installation of a veranda to enhance the character of a picturesque house. Aluminium can imitate the texture and colour of traditional wooden beams, for example. All this, without compromising on the comfort and the security.

The veranda is the ideal extension for old buildings. It respects existing masonry, and makes it possible to imagine original solutions. As part of a major renovation project, a veranda can thus link the main house and the old outbuildings or barns (which have meanwhile been renovated).

From an aesthetic point of view, such an extension brings real coherence. The old building is magnified by the new structures, while the modern elements retain an old, sober and elegant character.

Thinking Outside the Box

As we can see, aluminium verandas offer unparalleled modularity, thanks to the malleability, lightness and resistance of aluminium. The aluminium verandas are the ideal solution for the most ambitious and creative projects.

One of the most recent trends is to integrate in the house, via the construction of a veranda, a truly unique and tailor-made room, designed while taking into account a very special function. A piece that would have been impossible to imagine without the latest advances in aluminium joinery. Thus, it is possible to:

  • A small room isolated from the rest of the house is connected by a glass corridor A sort of modern, intimate and bright boudoir, conducive to meditation, reading or contemplation.
  • An indoor swimming pool coupled to an indoor tanning, with dedicated locations for sunbathing.
  • A private observatory, with a glass roof to enjoy the starry nights, and access to the garden to install a small telescope.
  • A small living room equipped with a video projector, for an almost open-air cinema, sheltered from the cold and the rain.

The examples are not lacking, each project being unique.

Thinking of a united and adapted decoration

With its large glazed surfaces, whether traditional or very modern, the veranda becomes a unique piece of its kind. This represents the opportunity to decorate it in a very personalised style, to give it a truly unique soul and atmosphere. The glazed extension of the house is an opportunity to play with light and transparency settings.

It is thus possible to select a sober and minimalist style, with comfortable and functional furniture. In a more natural style, and always very airy, the rattan and wicker are well suited to a veranda facing the garden. For more inspiration, please check out these photos of the most beautiful verandas.