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Veranda vs Pergola

Which Outdoor Structure is Right for You?

When it comes to making a statement in your garden, choosing between a veranda and a pergola might feel like a challenging decision. Both structures offer plenty in the way of visual quality and can completely redefine your outdoor living space, creating an area that can be used for a variety of different purposes.

But, if you're looking for a garden feature that combines versatility, customisation, and stunning natural aesthetics, a bespoke pergola might just be the perfect fit for you.

Bespoke designs tailored to your vision

A pergola for every garden

One of the standout features of a pergola is its ability to be completely customised to your preferences. Here at Sitting Spiritually, our handmade bespoke pergolas are meticulously crafted to match your exacting standards and style preferences.

Whether it’s a sleek, modern design or something more rustic and traditional, our expert joiners can bring your vision to life using the finest quality oak or larch available. With a range of finishes and sizes available, you have the freedom to create a pergola that perfectly complements your outdoor space.

sitting spiritually swing seat and pergola

Embrace nature's beauty with plant life

climbing plants and vines

While verandas also offer the opportunity to incorporate nature elements into their structure with creeping plants and vines free to climb and flower in their frames, you’re limited by its positioning next to your house. In contrast, with a pergola, you’re afforded much more flexibility.

A pergola can feature anywhere in your garden and display any number of climbing plants within its frame. Weaving their way up the sturdy posts and across the crossbars creating a vibrant canopy; becoming a living, breathing element of your garden design.

Whether it’s the fragrant blooms of wisteria or the delicate foliage of honeysuckle enveloping your pergola, you can create a picturesque backdrop for your outdoor gatherings. As well as their aesthetic benefits, plant life can also provide plenty of natural shade from the sun, perfect for those long hot days in the garden; functional as well as beautiful!

swing seat and pergola with flower canopy

Pergola arches for the smaller garden

flexible garden design

For those with limited outdoor space, our handmade pergola arches offer a solution that doesn't compromise on style or functionality. These custom-built structures are ideal for smaller gardens or urban settings where space is at a premium. Despite their reduced size, pergola arches maintain the same level of craftsmanship and durability as their larger counterparts, making them a practical and elegant choice for any outdoor space.

pergola arch

Versatility at its finest

a garden feature for all occasions

From al fresco dining to family BBQs to lazy afternoons lounging in a swing seat, both verandas and pergolas offer endless possibilities for outdoor enjoyment. Again, however, while a veranda may be limited by its positioning next to your house, a pergola's open design allows for ample airflow and natural light, creating a comfortable and inviting atmosphere for all your outdoor activities. Whether you're hosting a summertime soirée or simply unwinding with a good book, a pergola provides the perfect setting for making garden memories.

black bespoke pergola

Transform your garden today

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While both verandas and pergolas have their merits, the versatility and natural charm of a pergola make it a standout choice for anyone looking to elevate their outdoor space. 

With bespoke designs tailored to your vision, a pergola offers everything you need to create an outdoor sanctuary that's uniquely yours. So, when it comes time to decide between a veranda and a pergola, why not choose the outdoor structure that does it all?

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Posted by Martin Young on March 27th 2024

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