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5 Brilliant Ways To Make Use Of Balconies

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Sometimes balconies are heavily underused, or simply neglected as a whole, but why waste the space when you can turn it into something beautiful? The area might seem like an unnecessary attachment to your home and a hassle to upkeep, but if you think of it as an extension of your indoor space, you may begin seeing a change.

 

 

 

1. Plant Invasion

 

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Spruce up your exterior with a variety of flora and fauna, but the trick is to use no more than three colours. Besides green, which is a given, select a maximum of two other colours to add into the entire mix when you purchase flowers.

 

Also, besides beautifying your home, plants have a few added advantages too. Bamboo Palm, Rubber Plant and English Ivy are some examples of great air purifiers, while Aloe Vera can help ease cuts and burns with the gel they contain inside.

 

Besides these, there are many, many more plant options you can actually explore. So take your time, visit nurseries, and build your own plant haven.

 

 

 

2. Relaxation Deck

 

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Even in the midst of a hectic schedule, it's always essential to take time off for relaxation. But if you feel too constricted staying indoors, then the balcony is a great option for some alone time.

 

Keep the area pleasantly decorated but minimally furnished; it makes for a good environment when you're trying to declutter your mind. Invest in a hanging chair or sofa, for you to curl up in when you need a space to escape to for a couple of hours.

 

You never know, you may end up loving the balcony so much it becomes a regular Sunday activity to retreat to the area.

 

 

 

3. Dining Area

 

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Mealtimes create an opportunity for families, and even friends, to get together and share stories about the day. It's a time to rejuvenate and catch up with another, and having a stellar view while you're at it heightens the experience.

 

Placing your dining table in the balcony instead of the usual indoor setup creates an unusual spin, which we're sure you'll enjoy. Having meals outside can make you and your family fully immerse in relaxing at the end of a long day.

 

It may be an unusual idea, so for starters skeptical you could retain your usual indoor dining area while setting up a mini one in the balcony. Then, alternate between the two to see which suits you better.

 

 

 

4. Pond Life

 

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Having a pond in your balcony can actually create some fun. Besides its aesthetic function, it also provides a home for fish and other pond life. Rearing them could make for an interesting hobby. 

 

To ensure your fish have a healthy living environment, remember not to overcrowd your pond, ensuring they have ample space to move around. 

 

Picking water plants could also be an enjoyable experience, because there is such a wide array to choose from. Include floaters, marginal plants and even fully submerged ones so as to give your pond a variety.

 

At the end of the day, your pond becomes an ecosystem you've singlehandedly built, and there's no doubt you'll be proud of it.

 

 

 

5. Storage Space

 

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If you're not much of an outdoorsy person, and really see no need in physically using your balcony, then perhaps you could opt to turn it into a storage area. However, instead of merely adding rows of cupboards to the space, you could spruce the aesthetic up a little.

 

Tile the area, and even add a few lights to make it look presentable. Choose cupboards which match as well, before starting to neatly store your things. This is a great idea for any miscellaneous items you can't seem to find a space for, and with a nicely done up balcony it makes your home look more spacious too.

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