Wide boards can create a very sophisticated look for any balcony.
Indian Apartment Wide Board Balcony
A nice, straightforward, wide board balcony from our line of 15 Engaging Asian Balconies. This apartment in India contrast some wide boards with porcelain tiles on the inside of the apartment to create a very sophisticated look.
A wide board look can be achieved with wood of course, but also with different tiles. Many porcelain tiles are now manufactured with a faux wood look that is very impressive. Each of the tiles has a different grain, colour and can create a fabulous look for a floor.
In this example, the boards are running perpendicular from the doors, making the balcony look much wider than it is. Add a couple of chairs, a simple table and a bit of greenery and you have a beautiful step out balcony. A nice job!
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.