Making most of balcony

When people stop to think about what makes up a luxury property, location is often at the forefront of their minds. The best properties are close to the action of Central London, or as far away from the action as possible in a beautiful country house, depending on who you ask.

If you can afford to set up shop in your dream neighbourhood, then being able to enjoy and make the most of it should be high on your list of priorities; how can you make the most out of the weather? Where can you enjoy the views?

If your property and location have the potential, speaking to a professional about having a balcony installed can be a sound investment.

The addition of a balcony can provide all of this: your own viewing platform where you can really appreciate your surroundings. Carbis Bay of Cornwall features open balconies that give guests room to sunbathe while enjoying gorgeous views of the English coast. This emphasises the property’s untouched remote location and helps residents to really enjoy getting away from it all. With the addition of some tropical plants it is easy to feel as though you’ve been transported to some exotic beach.

That being said, what does this mean for the common homeowner? A balcony of that size is hardly realistic for a typical property. Looking at Tannery House of Shoreditch, however, we can see a common solution that can allow a homeowner to enjoy their views without having to make room for a typical balcony.

‘Juliet balconies’ are essentially doors that open onto a barrier, usually giving the homeowner just a few feet of room to stand. These are a common addition for loft conversions, with homeowners designing the attached rooms in a way that lets them still enjoy their views in style and comfort.

A Juliet balcony is cheaper than you would think, usually only costing around £500 to install. The best way to make the most of a Juliet balcony is to install it as part of a larger project, most typically a loft conversion.

Remember, a good view can add a great deal to a property, not just in terms of value but also enjoyment. If your property and location have the potential, speaking to a professional about having a balcony installed can be a sound investment.