We are about to create Juliet balconies off each of our bedrooms, and it has started me thinking about how we utilise these small areas.
Balcony’s are such a tiny space that we pack full of character. Like a retreat or sanctuary, it is an area where we can enjoy an alfresco breakfast, relax and read a book, grow some potted plants or cheers drinks with friends. A funny mix of private and public, a balcony allows us to interact while creating a clear and physical divide. But majority of us just like to sit back and survey the world as it passes on by.
Is it just the association with Romeo and Juliet that gives balconies their romantic persona? At the very least, it is the most diverse couple of meters any home can have.