7 fabulous ideas for a modern terrace

The terrace connects the house with nature. It offers the perfect place for relaxation and fun in a variety of designs. The line between comfort and functionality is narrow. It is often thought that practical patio solutions do not go hand in hand with the aesthetic demands of the landlord. Far from it!

With modern terraces you can hardly get past metal elements. Above all, the weather-resistant material steel provides something for the eye! Whether as a pergola, fence or railing. If the solid material is well staged, the terrace becomes an absolute eye-catcher, which is also practical!

At the same time, the processing of metal gives every terrace a modern and innovative look, which – if desired – can also be broken open by combining it with wood and green planting.

But see for yourself, because in this book of ideas we have collected seven unbeatable terraces with metal constructions.

1. Impressive with outdoor kitchen


If you have plenty of space on your terrace, you can at least afford this variant with a fully equipped outdoor kitchen under an aluminium roof.

The aluminium pergola consists of metal slats that are covered by a glass plate and thus protect against rain. Underneath there is plenty of room for a large table and another bench for guests. The complete kitchen is also made of metal. Here nobody can complain about the lack of equipment, because there is even an extractor hood!

2. Sun protection with maximum design

 Pool von grupoarquitectura

Here the metal construction is hidden in the awning, which outshines both the cosy lounge area and the dining area with the white table. Sun only partially shines through, rain also. But there is another retractable awning directly above, which completely keeps out the rain. The longish cut pool is located outside the covered area, which only makes sense. It is perfectly suited for a sporty swim.

3. Terrace with modern steel pergola

 Terrasse von Arquiplan

On this terrace the pergola immediately catches the eye. The clear forms, the steel construction attached to the house, in dark grey, appear modern and elegant. The lounge furniture in front of the house is colour-matched and invites to long evenings in the open air.

Steel is becoming increasingly popular as the material for the pergola, because the modern, industrial look is in steel and it is damn weather-resistant. The high corrosion resistance makes the material a faithful and functional companion for many years to come.

4. Elegant with steel railing

 Pool von grupoarquitectura

This roof terrace clearly needs a steel construction, because somehow you have to be secured against falling down. The architects also manage to integrate the steel railing elegantly into the overall concept, so that the railing, which only serves as protection, is given an aesthetic weighting. The result is a modern mix of steel, wooden floor and puristic concrete wall, which is accentuated even more by the warm lighting concept.

5. Domestic oasis

 Pool von grupoarquitectura

This terrace is a very special trick, because it not only opens out into the open, but also through glass walls and doors into the house. So you can enjoy the view almost undisturbed even when the windows are closed. The roof construction above the actual terrace is a steel construction. This is grid-shaped and offers only partial sun and rain protection, but also allows more open-air feeling on the terrace.

6. Lots of space to enjoy

 Pool von grupoarquitectura

With a lot of space on your terrace you can conjure up something so great! The wooden plates serve as a floor and set the pool in scene. Three deck chairs are inclined to the south in order to have the best possible position for sunbathing. Directly behind there is a metal construction, which ideally you can’t even see.

It also acts as a lattice fence to protect from the neighbours. But it provides even more privacy when you get the hobby gardener out and let him grow vines.

7. Cosy with a hint of vintage

 Pool von grupoarquitectura

This terrace is dominated by an oriental vintage flair that will amaze any landscape architect. If the large hinged doors swing open towards the terrace, one stands directly under the elegant and filigree steel construction. It is visually reminiscent of a leaf and blends organically into its environment. Glazing in the roof ensures that you stay dry when you sit with your feet in the sand at the table.