Making the most of your terrace/balcony at Highstone House, Manor Wood Gate

Our luxury penthouse apartments 16 and 17 at Highstone House, priced from £850,000, exude elegance. The three-bedroom apartments feature a stylish kitchen/dining room with high quality Siemens appliances and contemporary kitchen units. A spacious living room leads onto a large balcony, perfect for entertaining family and friends on a summers evening and enjoying far-reaching green views.

A balcony gives you the opportunity to access private outdoor space throughout the year and provides a beautiful extension to your living space. We have compiled a list of tips to help you make the most of your terrace/balcony:

 1.      Planting

Plants will help enhance any outdoor space and when they're contained in pots, there's very little weeding to do - and you'll never have to mow the lawn.

  • Take a note of your orientation in relation to the sun, some plants will thrive better in direct sunlight, and others in shade.
  • Consider buying a vertical plant holder to hang on your wall to make the most of a small space.
  • A few large plants such as bamboo, olive trees, ferns and grasses can have a dramatic effect with minimal effort.

If you're planning to add a lot of plants, do check whether there are any weight limitations for your balcony or terrace.

 2.      Outdoor rugs

Outdoor rugs are on trend at the moment. They can cope with whatever the weather throws at them and can really brighten up an outdoor space.

 3.      Furniture

A table and chairs are essential if you want to eat outside or work from your balcony/terrace, but you won't want an over-sized patio set to overwhelm the space. Alternatively, you could try your hand at "shabby chic" and paint second-hand furniture in bright and funky colours. A little bit of weathering can add to the appeal.

A strategically placed mirror will help increase your sense of space and can help redirect sunlight into a shady corner. If too much sunshine is a problem, why not try a wall-mounted parasol?

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