No matter the size of your home, or its style, having a unique balcony added can transform not just its appearance, but the way in which you use it, too. Whether hung, cantilevered or Juliet, there are plenty of North East Balcony Ideas to inspire you.
A fantastically affordable way to enhance the overall look of your home, balconies give you, and others who share your home, a safe space to enjoy a breath of fresh air and a view, without having to set foot outside – and how useful would that have been to you during the COVID-19 pandemic!
So, if you’re looking to transform your home without spending a small fortune, here are 5 ways in which bespoke balconies can do exactly that:
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1. Provide you with extra space
Although obvious, it’s an important benefit to mention, especially as space is often at a premium in smaller homes.
Use the additional space to sit out on in the evenings with a glass of wine, entertain out there at the weekends, or simply step out onto when you need a breath of fresh air. With furniture, cooking facilities and lighting, you can really go to town with your extra space and create an outdoor haven for almost any purpose at all.
2. Allow you to eat ‘alfresco’
Especially in the UK, eating outside is something of a novelty, despite the fact that most people love to do it. While the weather might prohibit us from doing it as much as in other countries like France or Spain, alfresco dining is possible all year round with a well-designed balcony, and extras such as heating, lighting and shade/waterproof cover, all help to make this possible. A balcony also gives smokers a safe space to do so in the absence of a garden or courtyard.
3. Enable you to indulge your green fingers
Even with a small balcony, a few strategically placed pots can help you grow your own fruits and veggies, or simply plant greenery to make the space look more inviting and natural.
4. Help you save money on bills
A partially covered balcony gives you the opportunity to dry clothes outside in the absence of a washing line, and for anyone without a garden and lots of dirty laundry to wash and dry, this can be a real godsend. It can also save you money on electricity bills if you don’t have to run your dryer. If your balcony isn’t covered, you’ll still have plenty of chances to dry washing on it in dry weather.
5. Give your pets a change of scenery
Provided your balcony is safe and there is no risk of them falling, jumping or climbing over the edge, pets can enjoy the space and change of scenery on the balcony if you live in an apartment or don’t have a garden or courtyard.
There are many advantages to having a bespoke balcony professionally constructed for your home, and as a relatively low cost way to enhance it, why not schedule a consultation with our balcony pros today?