A lot of people don’t understand the value of creating a livable balcony. It’s unappealing to see balconies used as an extra storage space filled with dead plants and broken furniture. If you’ve lived long enough in a highly urban area, you’ll understand how underrated balconies are. Each year, however, floor areas start to decrease and interior spaces are reinvented to fit in more people. Designers are starting to convert balconies as an actual living area. A simple addition of balcony windows, sliding doors, and flooring immediately turn a balcony into an actual livable space.
Here are some amazing ideas on how you can turn your small balcony into an attractive space.
- Create your own garden
Increase your daily dose of greenery with a balcony garden. Not only will you help the environment, you’ll also create something that will need you to be more responsible. Plants are also a great way to bring some life into your space. Tall plants will help in increasing privacy. You can attach hanging planters to the railings, so they take up less floor space. You can plant herbs that are easy to grow such as basil, mint, and oregano.
- Integrate it into your interior space
Let’s face it, some balconies are so tiny that you don’t even know what do with it. Instead of letting that space go to waste, why not incorporate it into your overall floor space? Get rid of the balcony door and add tall windows above the parapet. Doing this will let more light into your apartment and will create a whole new different feel to it.
- Make a floor statement
Most balcony floors can be really boring. Spruce it up by installing new flooring on them. Most floor tiles are as cheap as $50 and can cover up to 100 square feet of area. Create a more appealing look by adding pebbles to small gaps and spaces. Another good flooring idea is fake grass and printed rugs.
- Get romantic with lights
Add a romantic twist by installing LED lights to your balcony railings. What’s really good about this idea is that most balcony lights can be solar powered. No need to worry about wiring and possible fire emergencies. You can even add candles to the mix for an instant atmosphere. Any of these lighting ideas can improve the character of your apartment and encourage you to enjoy the space even after dark.
- Create your own private sanctuary
Since most apartments lack the floor space for additional rooms, you can repurpose your balcony as a private sanctuary when you need to take a breather or to meditate. Prying eyes can be blocked off with the use of curtains or all-weather wooden blinds. You can also install sliding doors and windows on the parapet, so you can easily block off any noise from the outside.
- Maximize your view
Increase the view on your balcony by adding wrap around balcony glasses. Create the perfect balcony without even having to worry about the weather. You can still sit back and relax on your balcony even during winters. Replacing balcony walls with glass panels will create a conservatory-like atmosphere. Additionally, you can now use the space as an extra room. Malmer Klaasium has one of the best balcony solutions available that’s perfect for any apartment size.