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Quick sprucing up of plain unit balcony

Discussion in 'Renovation & Home Improvement' started by Leo2413, 1st Feb, 2016.

  1. Leo2413

    Leo2413 Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Wanted to make a tired, small balcony look a little better with not much money and time spent.

    Grass: $60
    Stones:$35
    Table/chairs:160
    wooden flooring: $20 somthing (I forget)

    Total: $275

    Time spent: 1 hour.

    Only thing that needs to be added are some nice plants and flowers. I also might paint that balcony wall if I have time before new tenants move in.

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  2. EN710

    EN710 Well-Known Member

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    Lovely :)

    Rental or selling?
     
  3. Leo2413

    Leo2413 Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Thanks @EN710 . It's a rental. I wanted to increase the emotional factor slightly before showing it to prospective tenants. :)
     
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  4. EN710

    EN710 Well-Known Member

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    Indeed, it changes from "terribly small balcony" to "sweet tiny little backyard"
     
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  5. Biz

    Biz Well-Known Member

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    Where does the water run off to?
     
  6. Leo2413

    Leo2413 Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    There are 2 pipes at the bottom of the balcony wall at each end that carries the water away.
     
  7. Andrew H

    Andrew H Well-Known Member

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    @Leo2413 what are the rocks held in by? are they just sitting 'on top' of the grass?
     
  8. Leo2413

    Leo2413 Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    The grass ends where the stones start, so it fits well in that groove between the grass and wooden decking without anything to hold it down. Hopefully strong wind wont affect it much.