Balcony design ideas, inspiration & pictures

  1. Carre de Sol, Palma:  Balcony by 4D Studio Architects and Interior Designers
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  2. Residential Shoots:  Balcony by Lemon One
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  4. Frosted glass to external balustrading :  Balcony by Ion Glass
  5. Frosted glass to external balustrade :  Balcony by Ion Glass
  6. Glass Balustrade:  Balcony by IQ Glass UK
  7. Glass Balustrade:  Balcony by IQ Glass UK
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  9.  Balcony by René Flores Photography
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  10.  Balcony by CreoHomes Pvt Ltd
  11.  Balcony by ReDi
  12.  Balcony by ポーラスターデザイン一級建築士事務所
  13.  Balcony by ReDi
  14.  Balcony by 新綠境實業有限公司
  15.  Balcony by 新綠境實業有限公司
  16.  Balcony by Bience Arquitetura
  17.  Balcony by Bience Arquitetura
  18.  Balcony by OSKAR Immobilien
  19.  Balcony by ReDi
  20.  Balcony by 新綠境實業有限公司
  21.  Balcony by ИнтеРИВ
  22.  Balcony by 新綠境實業有限公司
  23.  Balcony by Maria Laura Coelho
  24.  Balcony by Студия архитектуры и дизайна Дарьи Ельниковой
  25.  Balcony by Der Schlüssel zum Glück - Innenarchitektur
  26.  Balcony by Der Schlüssel zum Glück - Innenarchitektur
  27.  Balcony by C2HA Arquitetos
  28.  Balcony by ㈱ライフ建築設計事務所
  29.  Balcony by Студия интерьерного дизайна happy.design
  30.  Balcony by Budownictwo i Architektura Marcin Sieradzki - BIAMS
  31.  Balcony by ABBW angelobruno building workshop
  32.  Balcony by ANTIKEDA
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  33.  Balcony by Outdoor Floors Toronto

The balcony is the most direct outside area of the home; accessible immediately and often an extension of the kitchenliving room or bedroom. For some, the balcony is also the only outside area of the home and, subsequently, it should be treated with extra love and attention because of this.

How should I do with my balcony?

What do you like? Do you have green fingers? If so get yourself a few potting trays and plant away. Want an outside living area? Get your self some garden furniture and enjoy (don’t forget to buy an awning as well!). Want to drink coffee on it in the morning sun? Get yourself a table and chairs and soak it up! There is a world of possibilities of what one can do with their balcony -hammock, viewing platform (should you be in a good natural location)- so ask yourself, ‘what would I like to use my balcony for?’

North-facing balcony/south-facing balcony?

Depending on which compass direction it faces, you should use your balcony accordingly: north and east facing will be best in the morning sun, whereas south and west facing balconies will be best for use in the afternoon and evening. You can also plan your plants around the amount of average light your balcony is likely to receive.

The feeling of privacy I receive on my balcony leaves something to be desired… . what to do?

With lower level and adjacent balconies, this can be a problem. One option for railed balconies is to line the railings with an opaque material; preventing neighbours from being able to look through them. Another option is to line your balcony with reeds that protrude above the given barrier, offering you more privacy and looking good at the same time.