What would you do with such a terrace?

paolabiraghiSeptember 8, 2009

Hi guys,

I'm going to buy a new home (in Italy), with a big terrace. Something like that one:

[img]http://www.gmmorando.it/v3_images/Immagini_Fisse/HeadLine/home_page_gm_home.jpg[/img] [url] http://picasaweb.google.com/gmmorandofoto/GMHomeVilla [/url]

As shown in the pictures I'm going to close it that folding glasses ([url] http://www.gmmorando.it/index.htm[/url]) or ([url] http://translate.google.it/translate?hl=it&sl=it&tl=en&u=http://www.gmmorando.it/

[/url]) in order to create a

kind winter-garden and use it all year long.

What about my idea? what would you do with such a terrace in your house? witch kind of forniture would you buy? I'm looking for ideas...



Here is a link that might be useful: Folding doors website link

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

That looks wonderful! How long is the winter season in that part of Italy? Do you think the folding glass will be open or closed for longer part of the year? Are you trying to protect it from just rain and wind or do you get freezing temperatures and snow? Would it need to be heated in the winter? Would you need a fan in the summer heat? Do you have a problem with mosquitos or flies? Here in the United States some houses have screens around terraces to keep mosquitos away, but personally I don't like that. I would rather keep it open for as long as possible and then close with glass for the winter. Besides comfortable seating and eating area like in the photo I would also build a small outdoor kitchen. Enjoy!

    Bookmark   September 15, 2009 at 8:25AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Opinions on Sunrise vinyl sliders?
I bit the bullet and went with Okna windows! Not biting...
Marvin: Can't find Air Infiltration Specs
I am choosing between Marvin clad and Woodwright double...
Lockheed, Certainteed Bryn Mawr III, or Alliance
Wondering which is the better new construction vinyl...
Window Decision Time
Hi all, First, let me thank all of you for the information...
Install expectations?
just had windows installed and before I complain to...
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™