You see the blocks of snow starting to melt away gradually. The thick coats are abandoned for cotton fleece. Spring is beginning to settle in! Who says spring also means it’s time to think about your terrace’s layout for the summer season. After all, your outdoor space should be laid out like any other room in the house. The balcony is the perfect place to rest after a long and stressful day at work and gather with family and friends. Since 2013, we at the Balconier have made it our mission to reinvent the art of living in the city. In this guide, we give you plenty of elements to consider when planning your living space and, most importantly, practical tips.
Setting goals for your outdoor space.
If you wander through the streets of Montreal, you will never find two identical outdoor spaces, as each terrace owner is unique. Before shopping online, it’s important to ask yourself, what use will you make of the deck? Are you more the person who will organize big BBQ parties with friends, or do you prefer to bask in the sun while reading a book?
The following are examples of questions to consider when setting your goals:
– Do I want to have an outdoor kitchen?
– Am I going to organize gatherings of friends on my terrace, or is it only for personal use?
– Are you more the type of person to spend time on your terrace in the afternoon or evening?
– Do I want to have a pool or spa?
Make a budget and a schedule.
Once you have answered these questions, it will be easier for you to determine what you will need to bring your vision to life. If you want to get an outdoor kitchen, pool, or spa, you will need a larger budget. Of course, it is important to have a larger surface area to carry out major projects. Once you have listed everything, we invite you to set a budget and a timetable. To simplify your task, we invite you to make a summary layout plan. That will help you better visualize your project.
Look at the by-laws of your municipality.
Do you want to put a chimney? Do you want to redesign your patio completely? For large-scale projects, it is always wise to be informed of your municipality’s by-laws. By taking the time to learn about them, you will avoid having to redo part of the work. To do so, contact your borough’s urban planning department.
Take the time to get inspired.
We invite you to look at examples of work that has already been done before. How can you do it? You can use social media such as Pinterest or Instagram and save the images you like the most. When the time comes to do the shopping, you will waste less time searching and arranging your outdoor furniture.
For quality outdoor furniture, come to Le Balconier!
Since 2013, we have helped thousands of balcony and deck owners add style to their outdoor space. Whether you are looking for outdoor furniture, parasols, or patio heaters, know that we have everything you need in our online store.