Living spaces are precious especially in high density countries like Singapore. Make every square foot of your home count, even the balconies, by transforming the often-underused space into an extension of livable spaces.
Here are 5 ways you can maximise that small but strategic outdoor space, with a little help from outdoor blinds.
Take meals outside
Transform the space into a small alfresco dining area where you can enjoy your meals in fresh outdoor air and perhaps even indulge in a little people-watching. All you will need are a small breakfast table and a couple chairs to set the mood. Alternatively, look into mounted tables paired with perched stools on walls if the space is overly limited. With a few fuss-free additions, a breathtaking sunset could be the backdrop of your next meal.
Work up a sweat
Take your morning yoga or HIIT sessions up a notch by taking it outside. On top of the typical workout mat and a few weights, your next work out session could also benefit from natural sunlight and fresh air for you to really kick start your metabolism to take on the day on the right note.
Make it green
We all know the incomparable healing properties of nature. Create your own little green space out on the balcony and invite nature in. Select hanging modular gardens to make space for air plants and more. On top of decorative plants, consider also adding handy herbs to your repertoire for fresh herbs you can pick and use in your daily cooking for a little farm-to-table fun.
Create your own nook
It may be an outdoor space, but you can still make it your own comfy lounge area perfect for reading, watching Netflix or just simply getting lost in your own thoughts. Balconies of high-rise buildings, in particular, offer breathtaking views that can help shift perspectives and get creative juices flowing. Whether is overlooks more skyscrapers or is surrounded by lush greenery, balconies are often overlooked vantage points to relish in the beauty of your locale.
Extend your indoor space
When the home begins to feel a bit claustrophobic of if you’re simply looking to stretch those indoor legs a little, extend the space with outdoor motorized zipblinds that will help protect it from the elements of nature. Zip blinds can turn an outdoor space, indoors, by keeping out wind, sun, rain, dust, insects and more, so you get a bonus little space. More advanced technologies even keep air-conditioning in so well that you won’t even be able to distinguish indoors and outdoors.
Whatever you decide to do with the space, it is wise to have professional and high-quality zip blinds installed to protect from a series of hazards. Keeping the forces of nature out also means keeping your balcony spaces clean for less work and maintenance. On top of that, zip blinds protect the rest of your home from harmful direct sunlight that can spoil wall paintings, tarp, plants and outdoor furniture, not to mention increase the overall temperature in and around your home. Last but not least, zip blinds are also great ways to ensure privacy during both night and day so you can utilize that space to the best of your advantage.