The addition of a veranda along the front of a garden studio can really enhance the connection between inside and outside spaces. A veranda can be as deep as you require. Some examples we see are narrow, more like a step into the room while others are 2m+ deep.
This example by Sanctum Garden Studios is 1 meter deep and runs the width of the 4.7m wide studio. The roof has been extended beyond the front wall to create a canopy over the veranda - this is a favourite design feature.
Finished in Cedar
The veranda has been finished with the same Western Red Cedar as has been used on the main building. Using one material for the different surfaces is very effective in creating a coherent design.
Exterior grade downlights have been fitted in the roof canopy, and these will create a lovely curtain of light along the front of the building.
Slide and fold doors lead on to the veranda
A large section of slide and fold doors lead out on to the veranda. Once open, the veranda will become part of the main room, creating an easy connection between inside and outside spaces.
Slide and fold doors are a relatively new addition to garden room design. They are a hybrid between bi-fold doors and sliding doors. Like bi-fold doors, they can be folded to one side to create a large opening on to the garden.
On each side wall, full height narrow windows have been fitted. These frame different views of the garden and wrap around the glazing around the room.