Windbreak for the terrace - presented 5 stylish variants


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A fresh breeze can quickly destroy the cosiness on the terrace. A decent wind protection helps here. This one does not have to look boring. My Top 5 variants presented here once.

Windbreak for terraces

After a hard day's work, there is nothing better than sitting on the terrace, drinking tea or coffee, reading the newspaper and recharging your batteries. The inner peace disappears quickly, however, when the first drops fall or a fresh breeze rises while flying tablecloth, napkins & newspaper pages around the area. Before you catch up and collect everything from the ground, you disappear into the house and do your daily household chores. The little break is forgotten.

But if you still want to sit on the terrace despite the wind, you should think about buying a windbreak. There are a variety of possibilities and materials that can be stylishly integrated on the terrace according to taste.

Anyone who is still unsure and has no ideas how such a windbreak on the terrace can look like, I have once worn 5 different solutions together.

My top 5 windscreen variants for terraces

In principle, a windbreak must have a height of at least 1.80 m to 2.00 m in order to provide optimum protection against wind.

1. Gabions as windbreak

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Gabions are still very much in vogue. They are not only extremely decorative, but also very versatile in their use. For example, a raised bed can be built from gabions or else a herbal spiral can be built. But the gabions were actually known as slope protection. You see - there are many ways to use gabions. The advantage is that the gabion elements, when filled, not only protect against the prying eyes of the neighbors, but also provide a sheltered spot from the wind.

The retailers now offer gabions in different designs, so you are not limited to standard sizes. It is only important that you comply with the minimum height of 1.80m.

" A little hint: In addition to stones, you can also fill the grids with wood or combine stone and wood. This looks nice and gives a cozy atmosphere.

2. Side awnings as windbreak

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Many only know the awnings that protect from the sun and possibly light rain from above. But there are also models that are attached to the side and therefore serve as a windbreak. Awnings have the advantage that they are very space-saving. If you need the windshield, just pull it out and if not, then the protector stays rolled up in the case. The installation of side awnings is relatively simple and does not require much manual skill.

The selection of models with 1.80 m size are very extensive. So you get classic models in black, beige and anthracite, but now also colorful side awnings in red, yellow, green and striped. So there is something for every taste.

The disadvantage of awnings in general is that the housing in which the awning is located must be firmly attached to the house wall.

3. Glass elements as windbreak

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The glass windscreen is becoming increasingly popular because the view is not completely prevented. Here you can choose between milky, transparent and clouded glass. A combination of two variants, as in the picture above, are particularly popular.

But there are a few other examples of glass windscreens, with models with colored prints providing that certain something on the patio.

" My advice: If you still have small children, you should rather keep your hands off transparent glass. Who wants to clean the windows all the time? Better is really milky glass.

4. Wood as a windbreak

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Wood is probably the most popular material for accenting in the garden and on the terrace. It creates an atmospheric atmosphere and is relatively inexpensive to procure.

Probably the easiest way to attach a wooden windscreen is to buy a fence element. These fence elements are available in different standard sizes in every hardware store. Be sure to have a firm anchorage in the ground so that a big storm can not overturn the fence. But flower boxes with a trellis wall, which plants can use to climb up, are also very suitable. In front of the climbing plants you can also put other decorative plants.

The disadvantage, however, is that the wood must be painted at regular intervals, that it will last a long time and look good.

The following variant I find personally more beautiful. In addition, the work with the painting is omitted here.

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Here firewood was stacked high so that the wind can not blow the newspaper off the table. Of course, the sawed tree trunk is very decorative here.

5. Stone wall as a windbreak

Windbreak on the terrace - stone wall

With a little more effort can be built on the terrace but also stylish stone walls. Very popular are still the rustic walls in ruins-style, which are only partially built. But even high walls with narrow elongated stones, as in the picture above, look really attractive. It is important that it fits the overall picture of the garden or the terrace.

In the walls you can, for example, incorporate small subjects in which deco or plant pots find their place. Just let your creativity run wild.

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