Most people love to have an outdoor area, or some called it porch, patio or terrace at their home, which is combined with comfortable patio furniture. Therefore, outdoor spaces have to build in accordance to its appropriate function. A porch in general, is shaded by a roof and sheltered by one or two walls or half walls with a surface of its floor tend to be raise from the ground. The space is commonly equipped with outdoor furniture or one classy style, teak patio furniture. Porch tends as a transition space from the outside in or the other way. Porch enables to reflect the character of the house itself, which is also describe the characteristic of the dwellers or homeowners.
Porch, terrace or even patio cannot be determined based simply on numbers but rather is determined by its function. For example, patio is able to be an extension of the family room when it is used to receive guests. This clearly has a broad and forming elements of different character. The homeowner’s needs and habits can be seen on the interior design applied and the patio furniture chosen.
Patio could be on the front, side or rear side of the house, rather patio or terrace usually builds in the front of main entrance. However, the outdoor spaces are dependent on the available land area. Front porch is functioned as a place to receive guests, as mentioned before. Otherwise, porch is able to be the face of the house or in continuous with the facade, which creates different impression to everyone who sees it. Front face of porch should have continuity with the space inside and around the park.
Terrace, patio and porch are formed by the space left at home in general, or it could be built on the landforms of the house which wide enough. Often terrace is used by the dwellers or homeowners to do their hobby or just relaxing. It is very comfortable when we read our favorite book on comfortable teak patio furniture. In addition to more personal, side terrace usually built with more privacy. Terrace or patio that built in the backyard generally functioned as an extension of the family room. Since backyard is wider than front terrace and more private. Terrace or patio should be designed as comfortable as possible in accordance to the dweller preferences, because it is mostly used as a place of family gatherings.