Terrace is a term which is used to describe an area which is protruding from a building. These areas are for leisure activities by the people. Sitting, reading, strolling and resting is usually done by the people in the terraces. This also refers to a building structure which can be reached with the help of a staircase and surrounded by a balustrade. The terraces which are found in the buildings are always open aired. They may or may not be paved in the buildings in which they are used.
Terraces are also used for private residences. The terrace is often pierced with the help of a tree. The design is often simple and the structure looks better for the people who will be watching them. The rooftop terrace is one of the most common kinds of terrace found in most parts of the world. The terrace is one of the most common kinds of architecture in the twenty first century. Many restaurants and hotels also have terraces so as to help the people to sit easily in the sun. The setback terrace is another kind of terrace which is very popular in the nineteenth century buildings in the United Kingdom.