Narrow balconies: Turn your space into the perfect living area without renovations for this summer.

A small balcony in the heart of a bustling city has become the center of attention for neighbors and design experts this summer, thanks to the clever transformation carried out by its owner. All of this, without the need for construction work, has allowed the owner to make the most of this tiny outdoor space during the warm summer days.

The owner, a young architect named Javier Martínez, decided to maximize the potential of his narrow balcony, barely one meter wide and three meters long. “I have always believed that you don’t need much space to create a cozy living area,” says Javier. With that premise in mind, he began designing a plan to transform the limited space into a functional extension of his home.

The first step was to replace the traditional railing with a transparent glass one. This not only visually expanded the space, but also allowed natural light to flow unobstructed, making the balcony appear larger and brighter. Javier then installed a floating wooden floor, easy to put on and take off, which provided a warm and cozy feeling.

For furniture, he opted for foldable and multifunctional solutions. He placed a foldable table on one of the walls and foldable chairs that could be easily stored when not in use. These additions not only provided the necessary comfort for outdoor breakfasts or a glass of wine at sunset, but also allowed the space to be freed up when required for other uses.

Vegetation also played a crucial role. He used hanging pots and vertical planters to fill the balcony with life without taking away usable space. Plants such as lavender, rosemary, and small colorful flowers added not only a touch of beauty, but also a delightful aroma that made the stay even more enjoyable.

Ambient lighting was the final key. Javier integrated low-consumption LED lights and solar light garlands along the balcony, creating a magical atmosphere for summer nights. “The idea was to turn this little corner into a personal retreat, a place where I could relax and enjoy a moment of peace after a hectic day,” explains the young architect.

The innovative transformation has been a resounding success and has caught the attention not only of his neighbors, but also of design professionals. “It is an excellent example of how with creativity and without the need for construction work, any space can be revalued, no matter how small,” points out Marta Aguilar, a renowned interior designer.

Javier hopes that his project inspires other people to make the most of their outdoor spaces, and he reminds that it all starts with a good idea and the will to carry it out. “You don’t need a lot of money or time, just a bit of creativity and a desire to transform. In the end, you will see how your small balcony becomes your favorite place in the house, especially in summer,” he concludes with a smile.

Source: MiMub in Spanish

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