Terrace

Simple planter table that can be built for any condo balcony.

Simple Planter Table

This simple planter table was designed and built for an elderly client who wanted a bit more space on her balcony but didn't want a built-in planter.  She wanted to show off her plants and pots that she had had for many years.

The idea of the table was also to allow her to see the street at all times while still getting her pots off the ground.

A nice light stain finished off the design.

Planters and privacy screens are a great addition to any condo balcony.

Combined Planter and Privacy Screen

Set on top of an Amazon Grey Composite Decking, this combined planter and privacy screen allows our customer to enjoy her terrace without neighbours watching her every move.

The birch pole privacy screen was built into the planter with some lovely tall grasses adding an extra level of privacy and green.

The three planters were designed with an open space on the bottom to lighten the look and also to provide space for watering cans, art, etc.

On top of the planting soil we placed some river stone which kept the soil moist and in the planters, as well as highlighting the birch poles.

 

 

A simple design made of porcelain tiles makes this condo balcony a full extension of the living space.

Wide Porcelain Tiles

These wide porcelain tiles are from a great article on engaging Asian balconies that we love.

This style could also be accomplished with wide, wooden panels but the tiles are so nice and clean that they are my favourite option.

In Toronto you're usually not allowed to change the wall colour or put up stone (who invented that stupid rule!) but you can put up a hanging or something else that gives you a more balanced look than grey concrete.

I like the two sizes of tile and the simplicity of the design.  Beautiful.

Lots of great inspiration from the folks in Asia in how to make a small balcony beautiful!

Grass With White Stones Balcony

Another in our series of beautiful balconies, this grass with white stones balcony is from 15 Engaging Asian Balcony Designs That Will Inspire You.

We have lots of beautiful artificial grass we can now use that is nothing like the old turf.  It last a long time and gives you a cushy feel underneath the feet.

In this design they also use some nice dark wood (which would also be nice as flooring) all around and together with the grass, makes the white stones really stand out. Lots of inspiration to be gathered from Asia!