When considering new balcony ideas for your property, there are some important factors you should keep in mind before beginning the process. A beautifully designed and well-planned balcony not only improves the aesthetic of your home, but also increases its value significantly.
Whether you’re working on a large outdoor area or a small apartment terrace, there are three primary factors you should always keep in mind: space, style and function.
If you’re working with minimal space, be mindful of overcrowding or cluttering the area. So when it comes to picking outdoor furniture, be extremely selective as it can take up the most space. A suggestion is to use vertical displays instead of horizontal ones to optimise the space you’re using. For example, vertical or hanging planters don’t take up as much space, giving you the impression the balcony is bigger than it really is. They also help cool the air in the immediate area.
Consider styling your balcony so that it stands the test of time. It should also match your home’s indoor aesthetic, as this can look really impressive.
Suitable lighting is also an important feature to consider when planning for a stylish balcony. Elements like shading and shelter should also be considered to ensure that your balcony is designed to withstand all seasons. You should also consider shade for both east and west facing balconies. Similarly, if it tends to be gusty in your area, some wind-breaker options you can consider are tall plants and strategically placed wooden lattice panelling.
When designing a balcony, think about how much time you’re likely to spend in it once it’s finished. Are you going to use it as a workstation some days, or is it for nighttime enjoyment? Are you planning to use it as an entertaining space? Whatever you choose, your balcony should be equipped to handle it.
No matter what your preferences are, it’s required by law that you engage a qualified builder for this work.
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