In general, the terrace is an area of the house that serves as a liaison for people to enter and leave the house. This transition area is generally located at the front. However, in some architectural concepts, the terrace can also be located on the side, or even behind the house.
The front porch can be used as a place or reception room or as a guest waiting room before entering the house. While the terrace on the side of the house, can be a place for you to relax.
Because its location is more closed than the other two locations, the terrace located at the back of the house can have more diverse functions. You can use it as a place to gather with your family, or even make it a dining room.
On average, the most common terrace found in residential homes is the front porch. Usually, residents sit relaxed in this area while reading the newspaper, drinking coffee, or other activities. Bar fridges also actually has other benefits. The terrace can be a path for air circulation and make it easier for sunlight to enter the house. We will discuss this issue another time.
Home Terrace Decoration
Like other rooms in the house, the terrace also needs to be designed and decorated to be comfortable and has an attractive appearance. The terrace must be designed in accordance with the overall home decor theme. If possible, you can put furniture such as tables, chairs, or sofas in the patio area. You can also put knick-knacks to beautify her appearance.
Natural Stone Decoration
Natural stone is one of the materials most often used in building houses, especially for the final or finishing process. With a distinctive texture and color, it is no wonder that natural stone is a favorite for beautifying parts of the house. In addition, natural stone is one of the most practical ways to give a natural impression to the house.
In building houses, natural stone is most often used for bathroom and garden areas. On the terrace of the house itself, natural stone can be used to coat the poles, floors, or even walls.
One thing that must be considered before you use natural stone for the patio area, is budget considerations. Yes, compared to ceramics, for example, natural stone is much more expensive. So, be prepared to spend more.
Types and Models of Natural Stone
Natural stone is very diverse, and each model or type has a different impression when used as a material, material, or part to beautify certain parts of the house building.
Andesite Natural Stone Model
Andesite stone is very hard so it will be suitable for exterior parts of the house such as terraces. This natural stone is dark gray so it can give an elegant impression. Andesite natural stone models also vary, from grooved andesite stone, betel stacking andesite stone, burnt plain andesite stone, burnt spotted andesite stone, and others.
For the terrace of the house, in general andesite stone is used on the pillars, or on the floor.
Well, andesite stone models that are suitable for house terrace poles are sun groove andesite stone, and 3D rail groove andesite stone.
Palimanan Natural Stone
The natural stone model that is suitable for use for the next house terrace is Palimanan natural stone.
As the name suggests, the Palimanan stone comes from the Palimanan sub-district, Cirebon, West Java. The hallmark of Palimanan stone is its color which is dominated by yellow with irregular patterns.
However, Palimanan stone consists of 3 types which are distinguished by color, namely Cream Palimo (yellow), Golden Palimo (gold), and White Palimo (white). Of the three types that have been mentioned, white Palimanan stone has the highest level of hardness compared to the others.
Even so, all Palimanan stone models are common to decorate buildings, such as walls. That is why, Palimanan stone is also very suitable to be applied to the terrace of the house.
It is important to note, Palimanan stone tends to have large pores which makes it easy for mold and mildew to grow. To avoid this, Palimanan stone should be coated with a liquid coating.
Another natural stone model that is suitable for the terrace of the house is the temple stone.
This natural stone is the main material for temples in Indonesia, including Borobudur Temple. The stone temple is very sturdy and can last for decades or even more.
The type of temple stone used on the terrace of the house is usually black temple stone and red temple stone.
On the terrace of the house, temple stone is suitable to be applied to walls, poles, or floors.
Like Palimanan stone, temple stone has large pores. So, the temple stone must be coated with a liquid coating so that it is not mossy and moldy.
That’s about a review of natural stone models that are suitable for beautifying the terrace of the house. Keep in mind, design ideas like this must always be tailored to taste and especially comfort, not just decoration and just as long as it fits.