Always fun to see the difference even for a small balcony when the grey concrete has been replaced with a beautiful flooring or, in this case, Hazelwood composite. As well, we added five inset lights on the outside of the balcony that will light up the inside in the evenings. A small remote controls it all.
Always fun to see the difference some nice composite decking can make on a Toronto condo balcony. The pictures below show a nice comparison and it's fun to see how much it has improved. As well, the balcony on the left will never have any pools of water that you have to step around. It will last forever and will even protect the concrete below it so that it will not have to be renewed as often as other balconies.
These customers have a beautiful townhouse in downtown Toronto and they wanted a clean, splinter free, floor for their new child to play on. Our recommendation was composite from TruNorth Decking. We also recommended straight boards, without any breaks or gaps, to ensure that there was nothing to catch clothing on.
The initial job was to tear up their old deck which you can still see in some of the fencing. Not allowed to tear that down! We then built a raised sub-floor so that the balcony could run at the same height as their living room and it would be easy for the kid to step out into the backyard. A fun job with a place for a lot of toys and no risk of injury.
We often turn simple, rectangular, balconies into green spaces by adding some grass. In this Toronto balcony, we created a full entertaining area by creating two grass spaces, surrounded by different coloured composite. At the end of the balcony, we built a customized bench and wall.
The bench was built with a storage area underneath it to store cushions, etc. given that space is always an issue in a condo. The wall was custom fitted to the space to provide privacy but also to keep the cat from running to the other balcony :-).