How To Make The Most Of A Small Balcony?

There is nothing better than waking up on a warm morning and taking breakfast on the balcony. Or, escaping the stresses of a trying day to enjoy a crisp glass of white on the balcony as the sun goes down. It always sounds so much better than reality. 

A lot of people, particularly those with smaller balconies, end up as a waiting room for dying plants. You had such high hopes initially, but the reality just didn’t live up to expectations. A small balcony is a challenge, but that doesn’t mean you can’t make the most of the space. Let’s make sure you’re making the most of yours. 

A privacy screen 

This is a simple DIY job that isn’t going to break the bank. It provides you with privacy and it’s a cheap enough purchase from any major retailer. All you need to secure them is rope and/or zip ties. Once your screen is in place you can add fairy lights to finish the job. 

You’re already dealing with a small place, but adding the warmth of a privacy screen and string lights makes it feel cozy rather than small. Alternatively, you can use plants and flowers to create privacy. Cover the railings in greenery to kill two birds with one stone. 

More and more, people want their balcony to be another room of their home. It should be just as cozy as chilling on the couch. You can achieve this by creating a space that works for what you plan to use it for. Here are some things to consider:

When you go to these lengths to create a comfortable retreat, you should also be proactive about protecting your balcony against leaks. You need to know the early warning signs and you need to know what to watch for to prevent it from becoming a major problem. 

An oasis 

If you live in the city, then you know how challenging it is to inject a bit of nature into your daily life. You can create an oasis for yourself, even if your balcony is only a little one. Consider adding ledges to the existing walls to create space for potted plants. There are also hanging options if your DIY skills aren’t advanced enough to install ledges or shelves. 

Potted plants will add life to your balcony and you can use the privacy screens we mentioned above to finish the look. Perhaps white lattice is the energy you’re looking for. You can also use a storage bench to keep your gardening supplies in and add cushions to make it comfortable seating. 

If you are dealing with an incredibly tight space, then you may want to consider a planter wall for a vertical garden instead of ledges or hanging baskets. 

Functional, but stylish 

With the right plants and furniture, you can create a stylish and functional balcony space, even if it is the tiniest balcony in history. You only need one comfortable chair, a folding table that can be stored when it isn’t needed, an old crate that can provide storage while serving as a plant stand. A washable rug provides warmth and a soft floor for bare toes. 

Great for dog’s 

If you want to make the most of your balcony, but prefer to decorate it with your dog in mind, then there are still plenty of options. Synthetic grass gives your pup a comfortable ground to explore, fencing offers privacy and an improved décor, and some plants add to the park look. It’s a great spot for your dog to hang out when you can’t get out for a walk. 

Seeking shade 

If your balcony requires shade you can get it while maintaining your style. Consider a fabric awning. It’s nice to spend time on your balcony knowing you’re not putting your skin at risk. If you have gone to so much trouble to create a cozy space, then you have to consider the practicalities of spending a lot of time in the sun. And, if you need a hand with plumbing for your balcony, then get in touch with Tap This Plumbing today!

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