There are a lot of terms that we have to describe various kinds of exterior domestic spaces. As “outdoor living” is becoming increasing popular in Colorado if not around the county, I find that my clients are often using different terms for same space. Is that place where the picnic table is going to go the terrace or the patio? Is it a deck or a balcony? So, with some images of projects I have designed, here goes:
patio: attached or detached, hard-paved, on the ground and of the earth
terrace: attached or detached, hard-paved, most importantly, it is raised from the earth around it, but not yet a deck.
veranda: attached to the house, roofed porch