16 simple ideas for a magazine-worthy patio

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16 simple ideas for a magazine-worthy patio

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Having a terrace is one thing, but knowing how to make the most of it is quite another! We've been scouring for some of the best terrace makeover and maintenance tips out there, as decreed by talented landscape architects, and we think we've honed in on an absolute goldmine of great ideas, right here! We like to share our newfound inspiration, so why not come with us now as we give you the lowdown on how you can make your terrace something really special that friends, family and most importantly, you, love to spend time on?

1. Really think about what type of flooring you're going to put down, as this will dictate everything. Make it VERY durable!

2. Don't sacrifice your privacy for extra sunshine! You need to be able to really relax out there so add some screens or walls to your terrace.

3. A pergola is a tried and true way to add some serious style to a terrace. Wood, metal or something more unusual… that's your decision to make!

4. Why not think about making your terrace look and behave like an outdoor lounge? You'll love how much more time you spend out there!

5. Maybe an outdoor dining room would be more handy for you? You'll struggle to ever eat alone though, as friends will mysteriously show up all the time!

6. Simple ideas are often better and we really adore the idea of a private sunbathing terrace! A lounger or two, and a parasol… that's all you need.

7. Don't be scared to play with a few different colours and textures. They'll make for such a lovely and cosy aesthetic.

8. How about adding some pretty greenery, with some well-stocked planters? Simple and easy to manage!

9. Be sure to extend your design aesthetic into even the farthest corners! Every inch of space counts!

10. Low-level slouchy furniture will add a whole new level of comfort to your terrace and make it feel like a private sanctuary.

11. Would it take much to convince you that a tiny plunge pool would be a fabulous investment? We didn't think so!

12. Adding some all-weather cover will help you navigate the unpredictable UK summers that we always 'enjoy'. Add some curtains too and you'll have a real showstopper.

13. If you want to keep things simple and comfortable, you can't go wrong with hanging a hammock! Just practice getting in and out, when nobody is looking!

14. If you enjoy a spot of gardening or painting, we think that your terrace can become a fantastic location for getting some practice in! How about an easel or potting shed corner?

15. With a little bit of sun and some furniture in place, your terrace needs only one thing; a barbecue! Add a bathroom too and you'll never need to go in the house again! Ha!

16. Finally, you have to think about your terrace lighting, unless you want gatherings to be plunged into darkness at dusk! Solar varieties take all the guess work out for you and come in a variety of styles too.

For some extra terrace tips, take a look at this Ideabook: Renovating an old terrace.

Did you spot a motif that would work super well on your terrace here?
Whitton Drive:  Terrace house by GK Architects Ltd,

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