A Terrace For Your Wooden House

When designing a house, terraces very often are an afterthought. They are not really a part of the house, and also they are somehow not a part of the garden plan, so they end up in the middle. No budget. No plan. No terrace.

terrace at wooden house by day

terrace at wooden house by day

And that’s a pity. A terrace adds a lot to a wooden house. To start with, it makes almost every wooden house look a lot better. A terrace somehow works as a pedestal, as an extended foundation, that visually separates the house from the environment. Simply put, a nice terrace makes a house look better.

Secondly, a terrace adds living space. Obviously not in winter, but in summer you just open the terrace doors and voila: double sized living room. No more kids running in and out from the grass and the mud: there is always the terrace first.

terrace at wooden house in evening

terrace at wooden house in evening

And a terrace is not that expensive. Your house will cost somewhere between 1400 and 1800 euro per square meter (turn-key, so including foundation, kitchen, bathrooms etc.). But a terrace you have for less than 100 euro per square meter.