It is possible to have a patio on your balcony, but you will probably need to use composite panels.
Rob said: âMillboard composite decks are great for floating on the ground, they are slip-resistant and anti-algae, so easy to clean.
âIt’s not cheap, but it will stand the test of time and won’t warp in the sun either.
âIf you go for a wooden deck, first make sure it’s treated and keep it clean and maintained to prevent it from becoming slippery.
“Don’t be afraid of color, it’s a great way to add interest and can make the space look a lot bigger.”
To really create a feeling of space, these are multi-purpose objects, but also working with the length and width of the space.
Rob explained, âIf your balcony is long and thin, go for a seating area on one end and a planting area on the other to keep the width of the space while using the length.
âA double-width seating area allows for a rear bench which also serves as storage and an additional bench in front of it to transform into a table.
“Again, create that extra storage, or even split it into quarters with a planter on each side and another seat in the middle.”
Permanent seats that double as storage will maximize space, according to Rob: âFolding tables in bright colors or ones that match your interior are a great addition and can easily be stowed away in the benches.