The words Patio and Veranda have been used synonymously. Often they mean the same in context but we have used the terms to identify their functionality. A Patio is identified as a recreational area with nice flooring underneath such as timber deck or paving. A veranda can either be a recreational space of a sheltered walkway. It is not uncommon to have a Veranda attached to dwelling to protect habitable rooms from glare and heat or simply shelter a walkway.