Probably, most people dream of their own home with a beautiful porch or veranda, where you can feel a homely atmosphere and comfort. There are a large number of design options that you can use when creating it. To choose the most suitable one, you need to understand the features of such an extension.
Features of the
First, you should understand how the porch and veranda differ from the terrace. For some, all these structures are just an extension. But there are significant differences between them.
- The porch is a small area in front of the front door. It helps to make the entrance to the house more convenient. In some cases, a roof is installed over the porch.
Veranda is an outbuilding, which is often glazed. It has a sufficient area to equip a comfortable recreation area here. To make it possible to spend time on the veranda not only in summer, but also in winter, heating is often installed inside
Terrace is an area that does not have to be next to the house. It is an open space with a canopy that protects from the sun or rain. It is used only in the warm season, as there is no glazing
Any of the options described is done to make people feel comfortable. The veranda and terrace are often equipped as a place to relax, or as a summer kitchen.
Most often, such extensions are built on different levels with the house, if they are not built-in. Indoor terraces can be flush with the main room.
Circular platforms made around the entire perimeter of the house look spectacular in country houses. They play the role of a kind of balcony.
Terraces for a private house or in the country have not only an aesthetic purpose, but also have a practical function. They can be with a canopy or with a full roof. At the dacha, one-story houses with a convenient exit to the porch are most often built. In country houses, extensions are usually larger. Some people equip them for a bath. Then they are made completely closed, most often from a bar.
Despite the formal differences in concepts, for most people, verandas and terraces remain the same - an extension to the house. Therefore, considering the types, you can combine these concepts. There are two types of verandas - open and closed. Open ones do not have solid walls with windows, so glazing is not required. Most often, small railings are arranged along their perimeter. To support the roof, high support pillars are installed. The construction of such an object will cost the owner of the house much less than the arrangement of a closed veranda.
The closed option is more expensive. During construction, it is necessary to erect full-fledged walls. The covered terrace is made glazed. It is important to pay attention to the frames. It is better to make them double than single. The latter will let the cold air into the room in winter. Double frames make it possible to use the resulting spacious room all year round. Effective looking three-sided frames.
And also a solid roof must be made, which will protect from precipitation. Most often, annexes are located under the same roof as the house.
It is recommended to make open types of structures for summer cottages, where the owners will live only in the warm season. For private houses, it is more profitable and more promising to make closed verandas.
A glazed wooden corner terrace looks spectacular in a large country house.
The simple porch is a small extension that provides a comfortable approach to the home. Most often it has several steps and a railing on one side to make it easier to climb. It doesn't take long to build a simple porch. You can ennoble the territory with the help of summer plants. You can make a porch with or without a canopy. Various roof options are allowed, from simple slate to beautiful wrought iron products.
The project of the combined porch is made using the internal space, it has a roof in common with the house. The built-in room is the warmest, as it is heated by house batteries. Such a porch can even replace a kitchen or a small office.
Design options for a built-in veranda with large windows look creative and effective.
Verandas can be attached to both a wooden and a brick house. They most often have a separate roof. Such projects are convenient for both summer cottages and private houses. They can be made in different styles from different materials.
You can make a simple porch with a handrail yourself. You don't need to have any special skills to do this. When building a built-in room or an extension, the work of specialists may be required,
Porch design with terrace
Requirements for design from owners of summer cottages or private houses often come down to the wording - to make it beautiful. In fact, there are quite a few design options for a porch with a terrace. It is recommended to adhere to the design in the same style as the country house.
The most popular styles today are:
- pop Art;
But even among them there are especially popular options that are worth examining in more detail.
For a rustic style, it is appropriate to use wood as a finishing material. Varnish can be applied to protect the wood from damage and ensure a longer service life. This design solution implies a large number of various details: jugs, vases, paintings. Several hanging shelves can be made to accommodate all items. For interior decoration, it is better to use comfortable and simple furniture. It should be simple, uncommon. The rustic style is characterized by simple curtains or tulle on the windows.
The finishing touch will be fresh wildflowers and a simple tablecloth on a wooden table.
For lovers of the traditional style, it is better to use severity and calm tones in the design. The color scheme should be chosen very carefully, thought out. You should not choose too bright colors and luxurious interior items. It is better to stick to minimalism. These terraces are more suitable for a relaxing break or a place where you can read a book and work.
Recently, the Japanese style has become popular. All objects should be harmonious here. It is better to finish the walls with wood or bamboo. Japanese design implies equipment with dim light, and wooden blinds can be hung on the windows.
The Japanese style will look especially impressive if you add various Asian plants, arrange figures of the corresponding theme.
The Provence style creates the feeling of a small Italy in your own home or a suburb in France. Bright colors are recommended here: blue, yellow, green. They will create an incredible indoor atmosphere. Wicker options are selected for furniture. A rocking chair with a checkered blanket will harmoniously fit into this design. Walls can be painted and the floor is best done with wood. It is better to use floor lamps with a lampshade as lighting. If this is an open veranda, then grapes or other climbing plants can be planted around the perimeter, they will protect from heat and also carry a decorative load.
The equipped premises will become a favorite resting place not only for the owners, but also for their guests.
To create space, experts recommend following some rules when choosing finishing materials. These tips will help you make the right choice.
- If a spacious indoor space is being made, it is better to use a stone.
- For floors, experts recommend porcelain stoneware. It is more durable and has a high level of wear resistance. And also it is easier to care for porcelain stoneware.
- You can visually enlarge the space using panoramic glass. In addition, they will let in a sufficient amount of light inside.
When choosing materials for decoration, you should focus on some factors. Depending on them, the approximate costs will be clear:
- whether the house is seasonal or is permanently resident;
- what version of the porch is planned to be built;
- in what style will the future extension be.
These indicators will affect the final cost of materials. After all, if the houses are permanently resident, then better materials are used to make the room last longer.
And also you should pay attention to the following details of interior decoration:
For the construction of walls, bricks or wooden beams can be used. The option chosen will largely depend on the design of the room. For example, in rustic or Provence styles, wood is more often used in decoration.
Bricks can be used for modern and traditional designs.
The floor covering can be of porcelain stoneware, as recommended by experts, or of wood. Wooden floors in summer cottages can be made independently from existing boards. It is enough to properly prepare and varnish them. But it should be borne in mind that dust on such floors will collect more often and in large quantities, which will require more frequent cleaning. It is best to avoid using tiles as they create a slippery finish.
The roof must be made of high-quality materials so that the inner space is reliably protected from precipitation. If the roof leaks, then the room will quickly become unusable, there is a risk of mold and mildew.
If you are not sure that you will be able to cope with the construction of the extension yourself, then it is better to seek help from specialists. They will help you choose the design, the right materials and get the job done in a shorter time frame. This will help to significantly save time that would have been spent on independent work. Professional companies have ready-made options or can perform services according to the wishes of the customer.
Before you start building, you need to decide on the style of the extension and draw up a diagram for yourself. The most original ideas will have to be thought out on their own, but the basis can be taken from several ready-made works. This will save money on designers and create a beautiful terrace.