Practical ideas for a small balcony

For those living in townhouses and apartments where only a small balcony is available, here are some wonderful ideas to make use of the space.


There are so many ways to turn a pokey balcony into a place where you love spending time. Whether you use it to let in fresh air and sunshine, or as a place to sit on weekends, in today's economic climate that small balcony is worth a lot so it makes sense to use the space to its full potential.

Here are just a few of the ways that you can close off (if you can) a small balcony to increase living space. Despite its small size, you will be surprise at how this floor space can be used as a place to take time out an read a book, a place to set up a home office, or even an extra sleeping area for guests.

Where a balcony cannot be closed off, there are still plenty of ways to utilise the area for extra living space, or to set up an arrangement for relaxing outdoors during the spring and summer months.

When it comes to seating for your balcony you will obviously have to choose furniture that will fit into the space, unless you take the DIY route and make custom furniture.