Top 5 DIY's To Easily Upgrade Your Balcony

Aug 06, 2019

Make your balcony the place to be this summer! Timbercreek Communities has a few helpful tips and tricks for upgrading your outdoor living space.


Build A Mini Fire Pit Out of A Flower Pot

You don’t necessarily need a big backyard to have a fire pit. You can actually make a small one in a few easy steps for less than $10. You’ll need a flower pot, river rocks and a chafing fuel container. All you have to do is fill the flower pot with some rocks and make a flat surface. Place the container inside and fill in the empty space with the rest of the rocks. Now you can enjoy all the smores you want, right on your balcony!

Create Mood Lighting With Candles and Mason Jars

Mood lighting is everything! Instead of spending a fortune on fancy outdoor candles, use basic candles and mason jars to create a relaxing and romantic mood on your balcony. Mason jars are cheap and they come in a variety of sizes and you can use whatever candles you like, although you probably want to stick to the ones that are half the size of the jar, to protect the flame from blowing out on windier nights. You can place the mason jars on the floor or hang them up.

Turn Your Outdoor Space Into An Open-air Office

During the summer months, you can move your office to the balcony with this Open-air Office idea. It’s small enough to fit on almost any balcony, without taking up too much space, but it’s big enough to hold your laptop and a drink. Now if that doesn’t motivate you to work harder, we don’t know what will!

Noisy neighbours? Hang curtains!

If you’re looking for some extra privacy, hang some light curtains on your balcony. This is a great idea if you get a lot of sun during the day, and prefer to have some shade. Ikea has some good and affordable options for light and airy curtains that work perfectly on balconies.

DIY Hanging Herb Garden

A simple and beautiful way to upgrade your balcony is to make a hanging herb garden.

You can use anything -- mason jars, coffee cups, terra cotta pots -- and hang them on a wall on your balcony. Macrame hangers look beautiful as well, and they also look great as a statement piece. If you don’t have space to hang anything, you can use an herb ladder -- which is just as nice and creates a similar effect.

With these 5 great ideas, you can design your dream balcony in no time! Timbercreek hopes you enjoy your new and upgraded outdoor living space!

To find your home with Timbercreek Communities, please visit our website.

Recent Posts

  • Affordable Valentine’s Day date night ideas we love

    Feb 19, 2020
    Planning a date night for Valentine’s Day? If you’re on a tight budget, going out can be tricky. We want to help you enjoy a magical date with your date. Here are some fabulous Valentine’s Day date night ideas that won’t cost an arm and a leg.
    Read More >>>
  • How to wear skirts and dresses in winter without freezing

    Feb 17, 2020
    Winter is in full freeze but that doesn’t mean you have to dress like it’s 20 below outside. You can look chic and stay warm -- you can even wear skirts and dresses in the winter! To help you wear your favourite skirts or dresses in the colder months, here are some fashionable tips to make your outfits more winter-friendly.
    Read More >>>
  • 4 DIY Winter Blankets

    Feb 13, 2020
    With winter in full swing in Canada, now is the perfect time to get cozy and crafty at home! To help you enjoy the season to the fullest, here are some epic DIY winter blanket projects to try. They’re fun to do and will make your apartment even cozier!
    Read More >>>
  • How to protect your pet this winter

    Feb 11, 2020
    ​Your pet is part of your family so it’s very important to go out of your way for them. They provide you with so much love and affection and expect so little in return. This winter, protect your pet with these tips.
    Read More >>>
  • The best winter events in Ottawa

    Feb 05, 2020
    With winter in full swing in Ottawa, now is the perfect time to get out of the house and have fun at a winter event! To help you enjoy the season to the fullest, here are some local winter events in the capital that you have to visit.
    Read More >>>