Types of Balustrade and Styles to Consider For Your New balcony
Living in an apartment with a balcony can present a number of challenges. Not only do you have to contend with pesky tenants, but also the weather – rain, heat and snow can all take a toll on your balcony, especially in the summer months. There are many solutions to keep your balcony free from damage during the worst months of the year, including a balcony cover, but there are some simple and cost effective Balcony ideas to help you save space and keep your balcony looking spic and span in the warmer months. A few simple Balcony ideas can make your balcony an all-year round storage wonder, too!
An outdoor balcony or veranda can be a great place to entertain guests or host parties. The possibilities for outdoor use are endless. You can even make it an office area for a home office or dedicated relaxation area. An outdoor balcony can add so much to your property that you may not even be able to use it all the year around! Here are some practical Balcony ideas to help you store more outdoor goods and keep your balcony or veranda safe and dry in the winter months:
It is a good idea to store extra clothing and other items in your loft when you have an outdoor space to use as a laundry room. The attic is a great place to store your woolens, or hang up a woolen scarf or two. Keep your winter coats, scarves and sweaters out in the yard near the garden and away from the foot of your roof deck where the sun can do them no harm. If you have a small balcony, make sure you leave enough room to walk up and down the patio steps, without bumping into things that may be waiting for the warm weather to fade.
Projecting Railings and Ceilings
A balcony is generally a walled area on the first or second floor of a building. The most ideal location for a balcony would be on the second or third floor. However, if you are lucky enough to have an enclosed balcony in your backyard you can project outward from the house onto this enclosed balcony. You can also project your balcony straight up or down. There are many types of projecting railings and ceiling tiles available to fit any size of balcony.
Use a Flat Roof Deck and Word Terrace
A flat roof deck is a low-level part of a building attached to the house. You may have a flat roof and Word Terrace. If so, you can extend your balcony straight up from the house using steel railings. Extend Word Terrace off to the right (windshield facing) or left (windshield facing the street) for easy access to your deck. Connect Word Terrace to the house using stainless steel Railing. Stainless Steel Railing requires no foundation and is easy to install to a flat roof deck.
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If you have an attached patio with wooden decking then you can extend your balcony diagonally from the patio to connect the two. This is an excellent solution for small patios that are not tall enough to support a balcony rail. Connecting the patio to the balcony also gives the patio a more homely appearance to the outside. If you are looking to create a bigger feeling to your patio then connecting it to a balcony with steel railings will create a more spacious feeling to the patio.
Skylight Deck and Veranda
If you have a large veranda or penthouse type of balcony you can use it as a platform for climbing up and down. You can also connect your balcony to your veranda by extending the veranda railing to connect the two together. If you are building a new house with a grand design that has open plan living area, you can extend your balcony straight across to the ground floor or your main entrance. This is a great way to increase the living space.
To conclude, we have looked at three different styles of balcony which include detached balconies, connected balconies and a skylight deck/veranda. Each of these types of balcony can be extended and adapted to your personal needs. Just remember to check the local building codes for your area before you start building. A good set of professional engineers should be able to help you if required. The purpose of a balcony, besides providing a great place to sit and enjoy the sun, is to add value to your home by enhancing the property.