Category Archives: Cedar Decking

Simple designs from Asia are easily incorporated into Toronto and can make even the smallest of balconies a beauty!

Asian Balcony Designs

We get a lot of our input and ideas from scrolling through google and looking at Asian balcony designs.  The reasons are simple.  In general, condos and apartments in various Asian countries are smaller than in Canada and they have to use every inch to their advantage.  Also, a higher sense of style in utilizing their balconies.  Finally, a much longer history of using this often overlooked piece of real estate!

This is a nice, simple design with wooden decking and a lovely green wall with planter.  A small water feature has been built in as well which is very popular in Asia.  The lighter wood stain makes the balcony look much bigger than it is and of course, using some plants and greenery turns it into a lovely oasis.

A simple design using a light coloured stain can really make your furniture and plants stand out.

Simple White Boards On A Spanish Balcony

Southern Europeans really like to dress up their balconies because they comprise a large part of their living and enjoyment space.  In this case, they've used a very simple design with a translucent stain to allow the grain to show through.

We did a similar job last year for a client who had been living in Germany for a number of years.   When you add in a few dark pieces of furniture and some colour with plants and vases, you can really turn a simple balcony into a stylish, stunning, spot.

The nice thing about whiter boards is they don't show dirt as much and as they fade, it is hardly noticeable.

 

Even the smallest of balconies can be enlivened with a simple wooden deck and a couple of comfy chairs.

Condo Balcony Staggered Decking

On a small condo balcony a lot can be achieved through the use of staggered decking and a beautiful stain.  Add a couple of comfy chairs and a table and you have a comfortable sitting area that you want to use as opposed to a piece of rough concrete with an old lawn chair!

This customer requested staggered decking which breaks up the pattern quite a bit and gives a rustic charm look.  As well, the boards were stained Weather Wood from the Sansin line of stains which I prefer because of their quality and beautiful range of colours.

Prior to me installing the decking, the customer had installed a set of sliding balcony windows across the front of their balcony which allowed them to use it all four seasons.  They are on a busy street of downtown Toronto so the windows also helped in keeping down the dirt that can float up from the street.

The use of modern colours change the look of your balcony and can even make it look bigger!
Cedar condo decking with baltic blue stain.

Cedar decking, framed look with Baltic Blue stain.

Baltic Blue Cedar Decking

Little by little, more and more condo owners are realizing the joy of using different stain colours on their cedar decking.  This small balcony was built using framed cedar decking but with a beautiful Baltic Blue stain. This is in downtown Toronto.

Baltic Blue is also a lighter stain and with a small balcony such as this one, the tendency is to make the balcony look bigger than it is.

Vertical boards make this small balcony look bigger than it is.

We also decided to go with a framed look, with vertical boards running up the sides and the middle.  Vertical boards also have the advantage of making it look larger as well.  The various sections give it all a structured look and compared to the dull, plain, concrete it was before, you now have a beautiful balcony to sit out on.