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Balcony becomes added living space

A medium or large size balcony can be decorated to provide additional living space. Use your imagination to design an outdoor living area that fits within the space and provides comfortable seating and a place to relax in the cool evenings.

 

Designed on a tight budget, this outdoor living space has morphed from a boring balcony to a place that you can sit and relax after a hard day at work - or invite friends round for an outdoor get-together.

Everything you need to create this wonderful outdoor area can be found at your local Builders Warehouse, and most other items are reclaimed or found. Old wine crates comes in very handy as a side table and coffee table.

Light up the night with votive candles placed around the perimeter of the outdoor space.

An old stepladder becomes a feature and a way to add storage shelves to the balcony living space. Potted plants add a touch of greenery and are placed on pots on the floor, or mounted in wall brackets for display.

Tongue and groove panelling on the walls and floors lends to the outdoorsy look and feel. Because they are being used outdoors, be sure to seal the boards before mounting.

A coir rug adds a touch of cosy to the space and brings the indoors outdoors, allowing for comfort.