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Roof Terrace Makeover

Roof Terrace Makeover

We love living right in the centre of the city, but for all the benefits of living in the heart of the city, there are some downsides too. One of which is having zero or a very tiny square of outside space. We’ve done both and having lived without any outside space at all, I was so excited to move into our current house complete with very small and very scruffy roof terrace.

Fast forward five years and not feeling like we wanted to fully invest in our rented property because we will move out at some point, our roof terrace was still very scruffy and because of this, mostly unused.

Having decided that it was time to actually make our little rented house feel like home, the roof terrace was high on my priority list to tackle. We didn’t want to spend a huge amount of money on it but it is amazing what some fresh paint, some turf and some palettes can do. Here it is!

Roof terrace new


Small roof terrace palette bench
Roof Terrace

Dungarees and t-shirt from West Stanton.


This was so easy to make. I collected palettes from a local printing shop and the bench was made by sawing them in half and stacking them on top of each other. It was a bit of a puzzle fitting them around the window light box in the centre (now a little grass mound!) but we got there in the end. If you have a larger space, you could get away with not having to cut them in half and just stack them on top of each other as they are.

palette corner bench

So pleased with the roof terrace now. Much morning coffee drinking, ice cream eating and summer evening wine drinking has happened in this space and you can find me here for the foreseeable.

Roof terrace life
Finished Project: We Are Knitters Calypso Blanket

Finished Project: We Are Knitters Calypso Blanket