So how important is a balcony ?


We look at how important a balcony is and how much of a priority it should be in your list of home improvements.

Everyone has their own ideas when it comes to what they would want from their ideal home and this changes again when we look at home improvements, especially when we are looking to benefit our wellbeing by means of light and space. The importance of bringing the outdoors in with significant home improvements seems to have rocketed in recent years and according to a recent article published by Savills, most second homeowners now deem a balcony as one of the most important factors when it comes to buying their second home(s).
We’re aware that most homeowners’ visions are often dictated by individual property layout and budgets, however with a range of designs now available to suit most home-owners’ budgets and spaces, we have to ask ourselves why we wouldn’t? In addition to offering that exclusive private space to rest, read a book and enjoy a good bit of vitamin D from the sunlight, this research suggests that a balcony could also make your home more desirable to those looking to buy their second home.

So what are your options when it comes to a new balcony?

Well, this depends on your layout, your type of home and of course your budget, but don’t rule it out just yet. A Juliet balcony or an improvement to a small terrace could make all the difference to your home, adding value where you perhaps thought you couldn’t. Perhaps you live on the coast or out in the countryside and wish to take advantage of those far-reaching views? Then a Frameless Glass balcony or a Post and Rail Balustrading System could just be for you.

Think about the design, be clever with your space and remember sometimes privacy for you and your neighbours is key to getting the most enjoyment out of your newly installed balcony.

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