Make The Most Of Your Small Balcony – Top 15 Accessories

Balconies come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. Some are custom made, in which case in means that the client already has a clear idea of how that space is going to be used and organized. But regardless the size or location, you have to be able to make the most of your balcony. I bet some of the ideas we’re about to show you never even crossed your mind.

Railing planter.

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And speaking of railings, here’s another accessory which takes advantage of this feature found in most balconies. This is a lovely little planter which you can easily install by simply slotting it onto the rail. There’s no need for nail or for tools.

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Similarly, you can also install the planter on a fence. The pot is made of high-quality polypropylene material which protects it against weather and sun and it has two removable trays and a built-in draining system.Available for $28.

Balcony Tealight.

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Light up your balcony at night with thees lovely glass tealight holders. They have stretchy silicone ties which are available in a variety of colors, including yellow, pink, orange, green, red and blue.

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You basically just attach them to your balcony railing or to any similar surface with similar shape. Put tea light candles inside and you’ll be able to light up our balcony at night without electricity and without wasting valuable space.Available for $9.

Vertical planter.

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If you enjoy having fresh plants and flowers on your balcony but not a lot of space for that, the solution is simple. You can have a vertical garden which you can easily craft from a wooden pallet.

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First you find a pallet, then you prepare it by repairing any loose boards and adding landscape fabric to the back to protect the wall behind the planter. After that, simply select the plants you wish to use and install them in their new home. A great idea is to plant things like thyme, parsley and other things you usually use in the kitchen.{found on lifeonthebalcony}.

Wall unit.

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The best place to hang or install something in the balcony is on the wall but it’s not always easy to do that, especially when you know it wouldn’t be a permanent thing. But what if there was a perfect solution for that, like this versatile balcony wall. It has a design inspired by shelves and displays and it allows you to easily adjust a number of surfaces such as planter holders, a small table and even a seat. Just use one of the slots.Project  by Christian Lessing.

balKonzept Design balcony table.

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Perfect for small balconies, this table can be installed onto the railing. It can be easily removed and mounted and, because it can such a versatile design, you can use it in a variety of ways. The small tray at the top can be used as a planter or you can use it as an ice tray. You’ll have a good place to rest your beverages and you can even have breakfast on the balcony and enjoy the beautiful morning sun.Available for £128.

BBQ Bruce Handrail Grill.

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Having a terrace or a deck is surely nice as you can barbeque there and have fun with your friends. It’s one of the features balconies lack. However, that might not always be the case. This is Bruce,a grill designed for the balcony. The grill can be mounted on the handrail, thus allowing you to save space and to have plenty of room left for a few chairs and a table.

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It can also be installed on the wall. This design makes it very versatile and perfect not just for balconies but also for the garden or the terrace.Available for 59.00€.

Folding.

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Folding tables are also great when there’s not a lot of space to work with, this making them perfect for balconies. This one can be attached to any deck or balcony rail up to 7” wide and it provides space for drinks, snacks and other things. When not needed, the table folds flat against the side of the balcony and you don’t even notice it.Available for $69.

Spaceless.

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Wouldn’t it be perfect if you could have furniture which simply disappears when not needed? If you could have a table and a seat that just come out of the floor whenever you need them that would be awesome. Well now you can have such things. Spaceless is a concept by Sandy Lam, perfect for small balconies. The integrated furniture just pops up and, when not needed, it remains hidden in the decking area.

Balcony kitchen.

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Long and narrow balconies are a big inconvenient because you can’t do much with them given this shape. However, with a little bit of ingenuity you can transform such a balcony into a cooking area, a barbeque area or anything else you want.

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If you’d like to prep your meals on the balcony, the just get these aluminum kitchen features which can be easily attached to the balcony railing. Every element has a different function: there’s a barbecue, a small greenhouse, a table, a bar and a worktop and you can mix and match them however you want.{found on designboom}.

Rail tray.

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Here’s another great feature for any balcony. It’s a small table or tray which can be mounted onto the railing, just like most similar pieces. This one, however, is different. It’s made of glass and aluminum and it can be installed on the inside or on the outside, depending on how much space is available. By placing it outside you gain more space inside and you’ll get a cleaner outdoor living space.Available for $349.

Folding furniture.

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Leaving aside all those features and gadgets which require you to install them on the balcony railing, you can still make the most of your balcony space by using traditional means. Folding chairs and tables are perfect for this space. Even a narrow balcony can be turned into a cozy outdoor living space.

Served.

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Storage tends to be a problem in the balcony simply because there’s little space to work with. But this storage system can help you put all your things in order.

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It’s called Angerichtet, german for Served and it’s comprised of a series of trays combined with containers and they can all be attached to a wall-mounted panel. It allows a multitude of configurations to be created and this makes it very versatile and easy to work with.

Fills Up, Folds Flat.

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Having plants and flowers on the balcony is a delight but the pots take a lot of space and you also need some space to store all the things like the watering can and sprays.

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This watering can is called Squish and it’s very easy to store. When empty, the item is very thin and occupies little space. When filled with water, the canvas container measures 8” across and can hold up to a gallon of water. It’s perfect for cramped balcony gardens.{found on gizmodo}.

Sky deck table.

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The Sky Deck Table is another very clever piece. It;s small and portable and perfect for the balcony and even for the fire escape. The table was designed to wrap itself around the rails and it provides enough surface for a small plate or a drink. The design is so simple you might even be able to replicate it with a DIY project.{found on thekitchn}.

No balcony ?

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All these items and ideas are great and they can help you make the most of your tiny balcony. But what if you don’t have a balcony? This place certainly doesn’t seem to have one. Just wait until the skylights open up. The Balcony Skylight was designed for pitched roofs and they can offer you a tiny open-space balcony with panoramic views in seconds. The transformation is quite ingenious.{found on designerpages}.

Before-After small balcony.

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Don’t be a pessimist thinking that your balcony is too small to do anything with it. If you’re not inclined to use it as an outdoor living space, maybe you can transform it into a garden. Use this project as inspiration. With a grass rug and some planters you can completely transform a tiny balcony. Hang planters on the railing, put some on the floor and you’ll create your own little fresh oasis.{found on fennelandfern}.

DIY foldable table.

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Of all the items and ideas presented here, the folding balcony tables are the most interesting and also the most versatile. You can make your own version. It’s actually not difficult at all. Take a look at this picture tutorial if you need some pointers. You basically just have to measure all the elements carefully, decide on a shape and assemble everything.{found on site}.