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Terrace Ideas and Designs

Richmond, London
Richmond, London
James Lee Landscape Design
Design ideas for a contemporary terrace in Sussex.
St Albans Family Garden
St Albans Family Garden
Pehrsson Scott Ltd.
Design ideas for a contemporary terrace in Hertfordshire.
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.
Property
Property
User
Design ideas for a traditional back terrace in London with no cover.
Kitchen, West Norwood SE27
Kitchen, West Norwood SE27
Sturdy Evolution Developments Ltd
Inspiration for a contemporary terrace in London.
Al fresco dining
Al fresco dining
Georgia Lindsay Garden Design
Sit in the dappled shade and enjoy a relaxed lunch with friends on this London roof top.
Photo of a farmhouse roof terrace in London.
Various Projects
Various Projects
Spectrum Homes
This is an example of a contemporary terrace in West Midlands.
Labyrinth
Labyrinth
Unique Homestays
Unique Home Stays
Design ideas for a medium sized country back terrace in Sussex with a pergola.
Amersham Entertaining Garden
Amersham Entertaining Garden
Chiltern Garden Design
Under a fully automated bio-climatic pergola, a dining area and outdoor kitchen have been created on a raised composite deck. The kitchen is fully equipped with SubZero Wolf appliances, outdoor pizza oven, warming drawer, barbecue and sink, with a granite worktop. Heaters and screens help to keep the party going into the evening, as well as lights incorporated into the pergola, whose slats can open and close electronically. A decorative screen creates an enhanced backdrop and ties into the pattern on the 'decorative rug' around the firebowl.
Corniche Penthouse Block B
Corniche Penthouse Block B
TG-Studio
Inspiration for a contemporary terrace in London.
Strathleven Road
Strathleven Road
GDL Property
Scandinavian terrace in London.
Georgian Bar Bi-folds
Georgian Bar Bi-folds
Origin - Doors and Windows
Photo of a contemporary terrace in Buckinghamshire with no cover.
Chelsea family home
Chelsea family home
Turner Pocock
Photo of a traditional terrace in London with no cover.
Earls Court Square
Earls Court Square
Broseley
This is an example 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.
The Old Apple Store
The Old Apple Store
Hartley and Rose
Most likely one of our favourite shots. Encompassing the outdoors to create a luxury entertaining space was probably the most exciting part of this project.
Venice Home
Venice Home
MR Architects
Inspiration for a modern terrace in London.
Scandinavian Terrace
Scandinavian Terrace
This is an example of a scandinavian terrace in Cornwall.
Lewisham Kitchen
Lewisham Kitchen
piqu
A beautiful bespoke indoor kitchen that links effortlessly to the outdoors. The sliding doors can be opened to provide a kitchen in a single line layout with an outdoor food preparation and cooking space – perfect for entertaining and family life. Stunning Black Beauty Sensa stone helps to link the spaces with a full height upstand and work surface. This has been coupled with Silestone Eternal Staturio on the waterfall kitchen island in a matt finish. Matt black handleless kitchen cabinetry, a black Quooker tap, black Blanco undermount sink and appliances from Miele complete this super stylish and sophisticated kitchen in Lewisham.
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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 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 design ideas, furniture, plants and accessory options to think about.

How do I decorate or design a 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 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.

What to consider when designing garden decking


A decked garden area may look simple once finished, but there are so many factors to consider when it comes to putting together decking ideas. You’ll need to think about the materials you want to use, the balustrades or railings you might choose, whether you will have a raised deck and decking steps, and whether you want decking lights.

Which decking material is best?


Composite decking is a popular choice for outdoor deck material because it offers a combination of practicality and style. The boards are made of wood and plastic fibres so that the classic wooden look is kept but the plastic fibres mean they will be much more durable and easier to maintain than traditional hardwood. If you can’t resist the natural look and feel of hardwood decking boards, then yellow balau, iroko and ipe decking are suitable outdoor boards that will give you the classic feel of a traditional wooden deck.

Remember, with hardwood decking you will regularly need to treat the wood to keep it clean, waterproofed and to maintain the colour. As wood is usually more of an investment than composite or plastic decking, it’s a good idea to speak to decking specialists or timber merchants because they will be able to advise you on the best wood for your design and how best to treat it. You may find that different decking materials are better to suited to different types of terraces; whether that’s on a roof, in the garden or on a balcony.

Whether you are designing a terrace, balcony or decked garden area from scratch, or just looking to decorate what you already have, take a look through the photos on Houzz to find terrace and balcony ideas and inspiration.

Whether you want inspiration for planning a terrace renovation or are building a designer terrace from scratch, Houzz has 230,921 images from the best designers, decorators, and architects in the country, including Origin - Doors and Windows and IMKO Ltd. Look through terrace photos in different colours and styles and when you find a 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 terrace ideas photo gallery and find out exactly why Houzz is the best experience for home renovation and design.
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