Roof terraces are one of the most beautiful features in a house. Of course, they can also be included as an architectural element in the case of certain styles. For example, most modern and contemporary houses have roof terraces and that’s because they almost always have flat roofs. It’s very easy to transform a flat roof into a beautiful terrace. You just need some outdoor furniture and you get a wonderful place to spend summer days in.
There are several different types of roof terraces. Green roof terraces are very popular and it’s easy to recognize them because of the grass and vegetation. They are in fact a combination between a roof terrace and a roof garden. If you want, you can use fake grass on the floor and actual plants as decorations. In either case, the atmosphere is the most important element.
In the case of roof terraces, it’s not always about the layout or design but mostly about the views. They usually offer panoramic views over the surrounding area, the landscape and the city. In the case of houses that are situated in more secluded areas, the roof terrace is the place from where you can admire the true beauty of the landscape. But let’s get back to the elements related to the design of the terrace. We have selected a few very stylish examples showcasing different types of design and décor.
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