Often an awkward and under-utilised area of the home, the balcony can be a tricky space to design. To help you make the most of it, here are some creative, unique and absolutely functional ideas for your balcony!
Turn it into a sunroom
Nothing refreshes a lacklustre, neglected balcony like some bold, leafy plants. Built-in niches can make for minimalist shelving along the walls.
Create a play area
A sure hit with kids (and adults too), a swing ramps up the fun in an otherwise nondescript balcony area. Keeping the space free of clutter makes it easy to feel fully immersed in the experience and sink into daydreams while enjoying the swing.
Build a relaxed platform
Not your typical balcony, this dreamy platform elevates a whole new area along the window, keeping the space airy and open while clearly demarcating it.
Incorporate a curved countertop
Pause and take in the view with a custom tabletop erected along this odd-shaped corner.
Use it as a service yard
Reaching into previously underutilised corners, this elongated countertop goes a long way to enhance the storage space in the balcony-turned-service yard, additionally providing a breakfast counter or potential work-from-home area.
This post was adapted from an article originally published in the May 2023 issue of SquareRooms.