It’s officially the end of the summer, which means it’s time to put away the out-of-office messages and bathing suits and ideally sit on a raised, outdoor surface that looks out over some sort of sentimental vista and brood. But is that brooding you’re doing happening on a balcony or terrace? Let’s find out.
A terrace is a raised, flat, open space that can be either attached to a building or free-standing. It’s usually larger than a balcony and is accessible through multiple entry points.
A balcony, on the other hand, is a smaller, elevated platform that’s attached to a specific room of a house or building, only accessible through the room that it’s attached to. They usually project out from the wall of the buildings they’re on, and they’re supported by columns or brackets. And unlike terraces, which can be ground-level (but still raised), balconies are always on the second story or above.
Other options for brooding include patios, decks, porches, verandas, and lanais, all of which you can find out the differences for here. 😉