A well-designed terrace is like an oasis of calmness amid the hustle bustle of busy city life. A terrace is the most overlooked corner of your house. It has a great potential of being turned into a beautiful space for you to relax yourself.
If given due importance and with an expert eye of terrace garden designers your terrace can be turned into a Personal Retreat where you can relax yourself, read a book, sit in front of a mesmerising waterfall with greenery in the background.
Even during the harsh summers a terrace garden can be made into a functional space. Terrace designers can create such an aura of your terrace garden in a way such that it can waive off the harsh sun rays as well.
There are many elements that are incorporated by terrace garden designers to make your terrace “Summer Friendly”.
Incorporating water elements in your terrace garden not only enhances the very appeal of an outdoor space but also acts as a natural coolant. Tranquility of water has a soothing effect on our senses. One can go in for a waterfall with solid rockery in the background or a modern vertical free standing waterfall with a thin stream of flowing water. Going in for water cascades - series of flowing water - is another alternative of an outdoor waterfall.
2. Swimming Pool
We all get associated with swimming lessons as soon as summers approach to beat the heat. If you have the space then a Terrace pool on your terrace garden can do wonders for you. It will be nothing like shear luxury combined with relaxation. Terrace Garden designers can design and construct a visually appealing terrace pool that will compliment the structure and load of your building.
3. Misting System
Misting systems is a must to keep your terrace cool and usable in the summers. A properly installed misting system will let the cool breeze encompass your entire terrace making it breathable and functional is all aspects. With a misting system you don't need to worry about the scorching heat ruining the entire experience of a terrace.
4. Light Upholstery
Light shades and light-coloured fabrics are soothing to the eyes in summer. Your outdoor furniture should have light-coloured upholstery fabrics to make it appear summer-friendly.
5. Vertical Landscaping
If you desire to keep your terrace cool and calm even in the summers then opt in for vertical landscaping. Green walls will definitely aid lowering down the surrounding temperature plus it also gives a new look to otherwise barren walls.
6. Pergolas and Gazebos
Preferring the shade to the sun doesn’t mean you have to stay inside. Pergolas and gazebos are an attractive option for a covered sitting area. Such outdoor covered structures provide relief from harsh rays while still allowing for a cooling breeze to pass through. A pergola can also make way for an intimate outdoor dining areas. A retractable roof can be also installed which is a fabric shade that works on rollers.To add to the beauty of pergolas and gazebos climbers / creepers can be grown along the trellis.
All this can be totally incorporated on your terrace in a aesthetic as well as functionally sound way by terrace garden designers.