Bal­conies are all about space

Have a great bal­cony? Cre­ate the per­fect rest and re­lax­ation space with planters, glass rail­ings and more

HT Estates - - HTESTATES - Anu­pama Bi­hani

Your home is a re­flec­tion of your per­son­al­ity. Be­sides mak­ing your home fit your daily needs, hav­ing a spe­cial cor­ner that not only makes your house look aes­thet­i­cally pleas­ing but brings you closer to na­ture is im­por­tant. A bal­cony is the only place that serves the pur­pose.

Here are a few things to keep in mind be­fore do­ing up your bal­cony:

A bal­cony must have a sit­ting cor­ner that opens to a park or gar­den. If there’s no park view, then you can cre­ate an eco-friendly green ef­fect with planters and creep­ers on the alls. Plants should be kept closer to drain traps to avoid wa­ter spills on the floor Main­te­nance free fur­ni­ture such as ceil­ing mounted swing chairs will free up extra space.

A glass rail­ing is trans­par­ent and can eas­ily be cleaned with a sponge or pa­per. You can use frosted glass to avoid stains Also, avoid plac­ing air­con­di­tion­ing out­door units as pi­geons usu­ally like to nest there and make the place dirty. Let the dish TV an­ten­nas and laun­dry hang­ing be lim­ited to ter­race. Hang­ing pen­dant lights can add that touch of space to your out­door space.

Keep the rail­ings high and make sure the gaps be­tween rail­ings are not wider than four inches for chil­dren’s safety. You can cover them with plas­tic gar­den fenc­ing, shade cloth, plas­tic or acrylic sheet to avoid any ac­ci­dents

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