Think of your apartment balcony as your personal outdoor space that you can transform into whatever suits your lifestyle.
If you're looking to make the most of your balcony, we have a few ideas to get you started.
A garden oasis
Have a beautiful garden and a seating area by creating a vertical garden made of wooden pallets, old ladders, or metal shelves. Optimize your space and fit more plants in by stacking pots. Worried about bugs? Some types of plants can provide more than just texture and colour, they can ward off nuisance bugs too. Lavender, lemongrass, marigolds, and geraniums deter mosquitoes, aphids, beetles, and moths.
A relaxing space
Whether you have a large or small balcony, look for furniture that offers comfort while also providing moisture resistance to keep mildew at bay. Padded storage benches can provide seating and space to safely store outdoor cushions.
Lighting your balcony
Light up your space with solar lighting. Canadian Tire has a wide variety of solar lights to light up your balcony without batteries or electricity. String lights, lamps, and even LED flowerpots can really help brighten up your balcony.
A dining space
Outdoor tables with chairs or benches come in a variety of sizes and shapes to accommodate even narrow balconies. Look for seating that will either stack or collapse for easy storage. Drop-leaf tables can transform your dining space into a cozy nook for two.
When you transform your balcony into your personal outdoor haven, you can get away from it all by simply stepping out the door.