Add some romance to your home with a Juliet balcony or veranda
If you are coming to Portugal from cooler climes you may not really understand the need for shade in the summer and if you are refurbishing your home or even building a new one the addition of balconies or verandas is well worth while.
Reciting those immortal lines from your Juliet balcony may get tiresome. Admiring the views certainly won’t.
This is the clue to the correct positioning of a modern Juliet balcony.
Here is the original one in Verona. Used originally to keep ladies a suitable distance away from people arriving at your home unannounced.
Position your Juliet balcony facing the views. They are also great for growing flowers and plants on.
You could say that a balcony made larger is a veranda. I think of a veranda as having a roof of some sort above to provide shade. They are ideal for sitting out with a coffee in the summer or entertaining family and friends.
We certainly make use of our veranda which has a soft seating area and a large dining table at the other end.
Here is a very useful addition to any home and in particular smaller homes. Again ideally facing the view.
This wooden veranda serves many purposes very well.
Firstly it does not require planning permission.
When built to the right size it offers both sunbathing and dinning space and below there is a lovely dappled shade for midday dining or an afternoon in your hammock.
Finally here is a Portuguese version of a Juliet balcony.
This Juliet balcony allows the house owners to sit in the sun and talk to passers by. Vital in this friendly little village.
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