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Contemporary Terrace Ideas and Designs

Various Projects
Various Projects
Spectrum Homes
This is an example of a contemporary terrace in West Midlands.
Courtyard for Rebecca
Courtyard for Rebecca
Joe Musselwhite Garden Design
Services offered for this project : Create Masterplan for Client, Sourcing a landscaper and oversee build, Planting, organise lighting and electrician. A neglected old deck needed replacing (Siberian larch) and the existing raised bed at the back needed extending along with additional raised beds to be created near the house. A bespoke iron pergola was ordered, and new plants were brought in. In summer, the newly rendered low walls will be painted. Many thanks to Ben at BG Landscapes for construction, Dave for the lighting, and Athelas Plant Nursery. I really look forward to seeing the coloured walls, the grape vine clothe the pergola, and the planting to settle in.
Shenley Rd SE5
Shenley Rd SE5
Plus Rooms
Photo of a contemporary back terrace in London with no cover.
APL 2021 - 2 x Gold Award Project
APL 2021 - 2 x Gold Award Project
Gardenscapes
Design ideas for a contemporary terrace in Surrey with feature lighting.
Kitchen, West Norwood SE27
Kitchen, West Norwood SE27
Sturdy Evolution Developments Ltd
Inspiration for a contemporary terrace in London.
Corniche Penthouse Block B
Corniche Penthouse Block B
TG-Studio
Contemporary terrace in London.
Beaconsfield Rooftop Terrace
Beaconsfield Rooftop Terrace
Tollgard Design Group
This is an example of a medium sized contemporary roof rooftop terrace in Buckinghamshire with no cover.
Porchester Terrace
Porchester Terrace
Design Squared Architects
This is an example of a medium sized contemporary terrace in London with a potted garden and no cover.
Camberwell
Camberwell
Belsize Gardens
Photo of a contemporary terrace in London.
Black Rendered Extension
Black Rendered Extension
MOOi Architecture
This is an example of a contemporary terrace in Cambridgeshire.
The Horsham House
The Horsham House
OpenHaus Kitchens (Sussex, Nr. Horsham)
Contemporary back terrace in Sussex with no cover.
Hampstead modernist house
Hampstead modernist house
Samantha Watkins McRae
Small contemporary courtyard first floor glass railing terrace in London with a living wall and no cover.
Elverson Road SE13 Lewisham
Elverson Road SE13 Lewisham
GOAStudio London residential architecture limited
Elverson Road SE13 Lewisham Architect designed rear house extension
Design ideas for a contemporary back terrace in London with no cover.
Providence Tower
Providence Tower
IMKO
Rood terrace overlooking River Thames. Hardwood decking, formal space for outdoor dining.
This is an example of a medium sized contemporary first floor metal railing terrace in London with a dock and a roof extension.
London Roof Garden
London Roof Garden
Positive Garden Ltd
London roof garden.
Photo of a medium sized contemporary roof rooftop terrace in London with an outdoor kitchen and no cover.
Gasholders
Gasholders
Alister Thorpe Garden Photographer
Rooftop garden with irrigation system.
Design ideas for a contemporary rooftop glass railing terrace in London.
There’s nothing quite like an outdoor space with a view and if you’re elevated up high then there’s more chance of getting that view. Even if you’re not blessed with a natural view from your home, an elevated space outdoors will at least give you the chance to survey the land in front of you; whether that’s a few square metres or whole acres! A terrace is one way of achieving this as it gives you the flat surface of a patio but elevated; either on a flat roof, as decking in your garden, or extending out from your house at ground level or higher. Whether a contemporary terrace is your only outside space and you want it to function as a garden or you’ll be using it as a dining or seating area, there are all sorts of contemporary design ideas, furniture, plants and accessory options to think about.

How do I decorate or design a contemporary roof garden?


UK homeowners are resourceful when it comes to outside space and will make the most of anything they can get their hands on, so it’s no wonder that in urban areas and cities we look to the roof for a place to get some rays. A contemporary roof terrace can work in just the same way as a decking area, but you just may need a few extra elements to make it more comfortable – a way of shading an area from the sun, perhaps a parasol or sun shade, a touch of green to break up the stark nature of a roof, and a drainage system that will stop rain water collecting in colder months.

If you want to create a whole garden on your roof you’ll be a little more restricted than when on ground level. Plants may have to remain potted, but you can find companies that design and install green roofs – systems that allow plants to be planted into the roof surface. However, green roofs can be costly and tricky to install, so stick to pots and raised flower beds if you want to stay on the safe side.

Loungers, deck chairs and rattan chairs are great pieces of roof garden furniture as they’re portable and can be moved around your rooftop garden easily; perfect for sun chasers. However, if you want to create a larger sense of space for your roof terrace design, think about built-in benches or seating around the sides or a corner of your roof garden.



Whether you want inspiration for planning a contemporary terrace renovation or are building a designer terrace from scratch, Houzz has 55,524 images from the best designers, decorators, and architects in the country, including TG-Studio and Belsize Gardens. Look through terrace photos in different colours and styles and when you find a contemporary terrace design that inspires you, save it to an Ideabook or contact the Pro who made it happen to see what kind of design ideas they have for your home. Explore the beautiful contemporary terrace ideas photo gallery and find out exactly why Houzz is the best experience for home renovation and design.
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