Increasingly more apartments in Singapore have balconies. Instead of the balcony just being a place to look at the scenery, why not make it into a space you will enjoy using daily? If you have a balcony and need ideas, here are a few to get you started.
Create a Nook
If you love the idea of having a secluded and comfy place to retreat into, why not make that space in your balcony? Install a long seat at the balcony window, add some pillows and you will have your very own nook! It will be a great cozy area to get lost in a good book, daydream or have heart to heart talks. This is a great way to make your balcony look comfortable and welcoming.
Create a Picnic Area
You don’t have to look too far for a picnic area if your balcony is one! Level the balcony with the main living room and install an artificial turf to create the illusion of a connected green area. Following that, you can either choose to add in outdoor furniture of hammocks or lounge chairs or leave the area empty for a multipurpose use. If you have a pet, the balcony can also be a playing area for them to run freely. Just make sure that it is safe before doing so!
Create a Garden Area
Are you someone who has a green thumb? Instead of hiding your plants at the back with the laundry, transform your sunny balcony into a gardening area. You will be able to show off your handiwork of growing beautiful flowers and a larger area to spend your time in your hobby. You can even add in water features to make the area feel calm and soothing.
Create an Alfresco Dining Area
If you love dining in a cool open-air area or love having a cozy place to host friends for a meal, you might want to turn your balcony into an alfresco dining area. Deck the area with potted plants, a large dining table and hanging lights and you will be able to create an Instagram worthy balcony that will be the envy of your friends. A plus point to this idea is the extra space you will gain in the living room area with the dining area shifted outside. This is a great way to maximize the space of your home!