Designing a Rooftop - Step by Step

Designing a Rooftop - Step by Step

A rooftop terrace becomes a comfortable open-air room, When creating a balanced combination of practicality and comfort.

1. The basis for a feel-good ambience - the floor covering

Naked concrete floor lacks the cosiness factor. This can be changed with a weather-resistant flooring, which should be placed before setting up. Robust outdoor carpets are particularly flexible and decorative, with which even smaller areas can be designed. If a wooden floor flatters the feet, so-called wooden tiles offer themselves. Laying these small wooden boards is child's play.

2. Comfortable seating and lying - the furniture

Personal taste, space and budget determined the decor of the roof garden. But also the presence of garaging is crucial for the choice of garden furniture. If you want or need to leave your table, chairs and loungers outside all year round, you should grab high quality specimens made of polyrattan. If that is too expensive, you can protect more sensitive furniture with plastic film covers.

3. No glimpses - privacy and sun protection

If the roof terrace above the neighboring roofs, prying eyes have it difficult. Otherwise long-term tall growing trees in planters will help. Climbers on trellises, which also provide a one-year rank plants quickly for privacy, keep out unwanted glances after just a few weeks. If you want to kill several birds with one stone, you choose awning. Several panels fastened to cleverly distributed hooks protect privacy and also serve as sun protection.

4. Practically within reach - create storage space

Where to go after the gardener utensils have been done? In order to have something useful in reach, but not in sight, a sturdy garden chest serves as a repository. There even pillows, blankets and magazines can find their dry place overnight. If a closed box is too bulky, pruning shears and Co. are stored in a sheltered garden shelf or in a hanging utensil.

5. Soul of the roof terrace - the planting

The most beautiful thing when designing an open-air room is the choice of plants. In addition to practical considerations in terms of privacy, the location needs of the plants should be considered. Roof terraces are usually full sun, which is why robust sunbathers are better suited than shade-loving plants. If there is no water connection on the outside and canwing is not one of the favorite tasks, the purchase of overly thirsty plants should be avoided.

6. Creating a feel-good atmosphere - the decoration

So that the roof garden becomes a place of relaxation, a little decoration may not be missing. Color-coordinated pillows and blankets, a soft-sounding wind chime and a mini-pond in the trough increase the relax factor. In the evening it becomes romantic with candles in lanterns or tealights in bags of light. Safely installed torches or fires in Sweden create a cozy atmosphere.

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