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The best options for projects of extension of terraces and verandas: what are the features, design

Cottage owners quite often attach a veranda or terrace to the house with their own hands. On the veranda in a private house, you can arrange holidays with friends not only in summer, but also in winter (then it is also advisable to insulate the walls). More detailed projects of beautiful terraces and verandas will be discussed in this article.

Before building a terrace or veranda, study their main varieties.

There are several types of buildings:

  • closed;

  • open.

Closed extensions are aimed at continuing the space of a private house. You can make the design blind or swing.

If you finish with glass, you will be able to enjoy beautiful landscapes, but protect the porch from adverse weather.

Warming the veranda will allow you to create another room, and you can enjoy meetings in cold weather.

Position the extension so that a large amount of sunlight penetrates inside. To create a cozy atmosphere, hang curtains in neutral colors on the windows.

Outdoor terraces in a private house have simpler components. They can be arranged in the form of a covered canopy with railings. It will be a kind of extension of the porch.

The project can be done even before the construction of the house. Such buildings are a universal option for summer holidays.

When choosing furniture, give preference to models that are resistant to sunlight, and do not need special care.

Among the main types of terraces are:

  • Attached to a private house. During construction, you need to think over the foundation. A metal stand, natural wood or brick is often used.

  • Standing alone. Construction can be carried out anywhere on the site. First you need to prepare a concrete foundation. It should rise above the ground surface by 10 cm. It is also possible to install a fireplace inside. Moisture-resistant materials are used for construction, because the veranda to the house will be open from any side.

  • Around the perimeter of the house. First you need to make a high-quality foundation that can withstand the entire structure. You can completely glaze the terrace or think over partial fences. You can also leave it open.

Also, terraces in a private house are classified according to the materials used:

  • Brick. They are characterized by durability, however, impressive costs will be required.

  • Wooden. The base is not required, because the tree is characterized by a small weight. However, the material must be pre-treated with special materials that will increase the service life.


The base of the veranda with a terrace should consist of beams and racks, on top of which a canopy is laid. If possible, consider a columnar, linear or pile foundation — this is not necessary. However, the base allows you to put sofas, tables and armchairs in the annex.

Often the structure is installed on pre-prepared soil, without a foundation. First you need to remove 10-15 cm of fertile soil, and pour a small "pillow" of sand and gravel. On top of it, you need to lay a large-sized tile for the sidewalk. Next, you will need to tie the floor.

The floor needs to be made so that the water falling on it can drain. At the bottom you need to put a water collector, and attach a pipe to it. Then take it out in the opposite direction from the terrace.

Remember that the slopes should be made in the direction of the catchment.

Factors of location

It is important to consider where the extension will be located. To do this, several factors must be taken into account. First, study the information and drawings that are easy to find on the Internet. Take into account how long the selected side will be illuminated by the sun.

Another important factor is the landscape from the site.

It is better if the terrace opens onto the garden or the utility yard. Think in advance what shape the extension will have — a circle, rectangle, square or pentagon.

Also consider what size you can create. It all depends on the amount of free space and budget.

Popular design styles

It is important to consider in what style the terrace at the house will be decorated.

Today, the most common styles are considered to be:

  • modern;

  • classic;

  • colonial;

  • beach;

  • rustic.

Art Nouveau has strict forms and conciseness. When choosing furniture, choose simple models. They can be designer or universal.

When arranging a terrace in a classic style, you can think of several forged elements and various baseboards. Columns can be an alternative to supports.

For the colonial style, you will need to combine classics and colorful elements. Among the features of the style are practicality, beauty, symmetry and comfort. You can complement the interior with fresh flowers. A wrought-iron bench, pergola or porch for a private house with white railings and unusual balusters is used as an accent.

To design an extension at the dacha in a beach style, think over the materials for finishing and construction in advance. It is recommended to use composite decking in gray tones or cedar wood panels.

Rustic style is a combination of wood and metal. The furniture should be simple, and a little old.

Methods of interior decoration

Designers advise using the following materials for interior decoration of a country terrace:

  1. Lining. This material is quite complex. It is better to use coatings made of solid wood. At the same time, take into account the drying, which is inevitable after fixing the lining. You can also use MDF lining. In conditions of high humidity, it will lose its appearance.
  2. Decorative plaster. This is a mixture that forms a unique coating on the wall after drying. You can use multicolored and textured plasters to create a design. It can be a stone variety that mimics the texture of the stone. Venetian, which is typical of marble. There are also colored and silk decorative plaster.
  3. PVC panels. They are quite convenient, because they take any necessary form. PVC panels are characterized by resistance to high temperatures and humidity, low weight.
  4. MDF panels. For extensions, a coating is used, the thickness of which is about 1 cm. They are resistant to both low and high temperatures. High sound insulation is noted. It is not difficult to install the panels. The disadvantage of such a material is only that it is unstable to high humidity levels. It is necessary to close all the ends, and cover the chips. This will prevent the plates from deforming.

Wallpaper should not be used for interior decoration. Under the influence of adverse environmental factors (wind, rain, sunlight, etc.), they will quickly become unusable.

Photo gallery interesting examples of terraces and verandas

Do you want to know what beautiful extensions look like for relaxation and meetings with friends? Use the photo selection. So it will be easier for you to choose the location of the extension and the design style.

It is useful to know that a terrace and a veranda can be attached to the house. This allows you to create an additional place for the summer reception of guests. However, if you insulate the walls, then you can use an additional room for winter recreation.