Terrace Design Ideas and Photos
Be it converting it into a terrace garden or adding a shed and some seating - there are countless ways to transform a terrace into a beautiful relaxation space in the house. Browse through terrace décor photos to get the best ideas for your home décor.
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Open space with beige sofa and wooden flooringBy Vatsal Hadvani
White Centre Table with Rusty Touch and CandlesBy Dhaval Patel
Roof Top Decor And with Ample of House Plants and Colorful DecorsBy Dhaval Patel
Cornflower Blue L-Shape Couch And Wooden Deck On Elegant TerraceBy Dhaval Patel
Grey Couch with Colorful Cushions and Synthetic Turf on FloorBy Dhaval Patel
Open terrace with Wooden Deck and FountainBy Dhaval Patel
Sky Blue L Shaped Sofa with Colorful Sofas and Wall PlantsBy Dhaval Patel
Well-Lit Terrace Space With White Canopy Structure and Hut-Shaped AreaBy Manoj Rai
Spacious Terrace Space With White Canopy Structure and White BenchBy Manoj Rai
Wooden Furnished Terrace With Marble FloorBy Hoshedaar Eruch Carnac
Impressive Terrace Garden With Wooden Finishing And Designer PotsBy Nikita Bonaparte
Wooden Swing With Wall Art For TerraceBy White Woods Decor
Modern Open Terrace GardenBy MDA PVT LTD
Exquisite Terrace Garden with Synthetic TurfBy Dhaval Patel
Artistic Terrace with Wooden Deck and SculptreBy Dhaval Patel
Distinctive Wall Art and Grey SculptureBy Dhaval Patel
Beautiful Open Space with Brown Tiled Floor And Hanging PlantsBy Ogling Inches Design Architects
open space terrace with yellow cushions and sittingBy Priyanka Sharma
Elegant Terrace Decor With Artificial Green Grass Carpet and Retro Style BenchesBy Manoj Rai
Terrace With Wooden Swing And Artificial GrassBy White Woods Decor
Designer Terrace GardenBy Khyaati Verma
Outdoor Terrace Sitting With PlantationBy Live Fabulous
Terrace Area With Shaker Maple ShadeBy Live Fabulous
Glamourous Open AreaBy Sagar Rathi
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Terrace Garden Designs And Ideas
Terrace garden which is also commonly known as roof gardens is a modern day concept in which various types of vegetables, flowers or fruits can be grown on roof or balconies of the buildings. With the ever-increasing pressure on land & escalating costs has added to the growth of the concept of terrace or garden. The erstwhile concept of a kitchen garden which was a regular feature of every Indian household has now moved to the terrace garden mainly in account of space constraints. A roof or terrace garden can be incorporated on almost all kinds of buildings such as high rise residential apartments or individual flats or houses or even the commercial hubs & factories.
Benefits of a terrace garden
- Apart from making up for space deficit for a gardening fan, a terrace garden holds many other benefits.
- A terrace garden is a perfect solution for an urban gardener’s dream of having their own garden at home. With the growing concept of multi-storey apartments & buildings people with a bend towards nature, favor terrace garden as an outlet for their passion.
- Get Close to Nature – A terrace garden is an apt solution to get back in the lap of Mother Nature which is and always has been man’s best friend. A Terrace garden brings every piece of nature to your house.
- Fresh and organic products: There can be a batter taste than a food cooked with vegetables plucked directly off the plant or a fruit eaten in its freshest form. Having a terrace garden offers you a direct access to fresh grown fruits & vegetables.
- Cultivate your own pharmacy: Apart from regular fruits & vegetables, you can grow plants & herbs with health and medical benefits. Natural medicines grown in your own terrace garden can keep many a lifestyle disease in check. It is the perfect area to exercise in and improve your fresh air intake.
- Helps in reduction of pollution: The Plants have the transmissible character of oxygen production. So having a terrace garden means an increase in the flow of oxygen and hence reducing pollution. Not only this, but the plants capture all kinds of airborne pollutants & filter the toxic gases. They potentially control the amount of carbon-dioxide & various other pollutants. With the alarming rate of rising in pollution especially in urban India, finds fresh air to breathe is a challenge. With Terrace garden, you and your family can breathe in the fresh air from your garden and helps them to acquire a stronger immunity system.
- Helps in rainwater harvesting & temperature control: The terrace gardens can be used to retain rainwater and thereby help in moderating the temperature. The regular dew & evaporation cycle of plants can keep the roof surface cooler and hence provides a cool milieu inside your house. The Heat & light released by the Sun is absorbed by vegetation on the terrace garden and it keeps heat in check which otherwise would have had been converted into heat energy
- Adding Aesthetic benefit to your House: Adding a terrace garden makes your house enhances the visual appeal of your house. It beats most of the pricey & modern uplift that you would have to undertake otherwise
Tips for a Terrace Garden
Take any simple pot as per the type of plant you are planning to grow in them. You can either go for the earthen pot or commonly known ‘gamla’ or even you recycle the old containers which are of no use and you are intending to throw them off.
- Mix a perfect composition of soil, compost, or vermicompost & other organic fertilizers in equal quantities.
- You will have to drill a hole in a recycled container first and then cover them appropriately so that no moisture is lost.
- Wet the soil and plant your seed or sapling and thereafter pour water to ensure no soil is released from the bottom hole.
- Terrace or a roof garden can be done on any surface post waterproofing of the roof. There are various waterproofing solutions available in the market which will ensure that the roof is water-resistant & leakage-free
- A Plant with fibrous roots generally do not cause any harm to the surface of the roof but you should always avoid plants with tap roots such as like mango as they can penetrate the surface roof and harm it by growing its roots in the structure.
- Always keep a check on the unwanted plants or sapling which either the wind or birds may bring. These seeds can germinate on their own and take root on the roof itself.
- There are various shapes and sizes of container available in the market. You can go for any preferred type of container material such as plastic, ceramic, earthen pot or metal. You can use your creativity to utilize old stuff such as coke bottles, old sacks, coconut shells, broken kitchen pots or buckets.
Types of Plants and Containers for Terrace garden
- You don't need any farming background to start a roof garden. It only takes enthusiasm for green living and willingness to get your hands dirty.
- In case you do not have much of Idea about plants and horticulture, you can begin with the very basic stuff such as coriander or fenugreek, gram or chili.
- Once you have gained confidence, you can start growing vegetables as per your selection and can even cultivate fruit trees such as banana or pomegranate.
- You can grow almost all types of vegetable such as creepers, tomatoes or drumstick lime .
- Once you have established your garden, an hour or two a day is enough to maintain the area.
How Can You Find Terrace Garden Ideas?
UrbanClap Homes is a perfect online platform for all your concerns & queries pertaining to the terrace garden. We have a cluster of home design professionals who not only can guide to set up a terrace garden, but also assist you in deciding on what types of plants should be grown in a terrace garden and the tips for maintaining them.
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