Many family homes in India have a balcony space. And many of these balcony spaces are not used for much more than displaying pots and plants. The dry balcony in most Indian flats is used for either drying out clothes or as a place for a washing machine and dishwasher. Many of the dry balconies are used as storerooms or a dump for unwanted things. However, these spaces can be put to good use if you organize and take advantage of the space properly. How? Here are a few ways to put your dry balcony to good use.
1. Rarely used crockery and utensils
Every family has that one special crockery set that is used only when there are special guests. Jokes apart, there are many utensils like glass jars, containers, dishware, cookware, etc., which eat up quite a good amount of space in the kitchen and aren’t used too often. Shifting those utensils and crockery on a shelf in the dry balcony will free up space in your kitchen and also will utilize the space in the dry balcony.
2. A space for hobby collections
One of the unique and creative ways to put your dry balcony to use is turning it into your own collection or hobby studio! Having a dedicated space for your collection will also help you to manage it and will not take up any extra space in your house, making it easier to pursue your hobby.
3. Use as much of the space as possible
Another useful technique is to maximize the amount of space you’re using. For example, in addition to putting things on top of your shelving rack, try hanging your clothes from it. You can hang plants or pairs of pants from the ceiling that way. This is called leveraging vertical storage space, which is excellent when you have a limited floor area. Another good technique for maximizing what little room you might have is using baskets (which could also serve as decorations) to store small items
4. Make the balcony usable and beautiful
If you want to make your balcony usable and beautiful, then it is important that you keep it clean and tidy. It is good to use space wisely, but it should also leave enough space for you to move around. Do not clutter the balcony with too many things. Instead, choose some of the most important elements to you and place them in a way that will help create a more comfortable atmosphere. Involve your family in the process of creating their own dream balconies – they might even have some excellent ideas!
5. Incorporate greenery
Plants can help make any outdoor space feel more inviting, so consider adding some potted plants or hanging baskets to your balcony. Choose plants that are well-suited to the amount of sunlight plants can get on the dry balcony. Use the vertical space. Install shelves or hanging planters to take advantage of the height of your balcony and create more storage space.
6. A space for self
Everyone enjoys a space where they can have their own time with themselves. Turn your dry balcony into a thing you like. If you love reading, add up a bookshelf, a nice cozy chair, and enough light necessary to read, and your dry balcony turns into your own reading corner.
As you can see, organizing your dry balcony doesn’t have to be a difficult task. By following the tips above, you can easily transform your dry balcony into a functional and stylish space. So what are you waiting for? Get started today!