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.
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.
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.