Having two floor in your house is really interesting. You can maximize the using of your current area twice. You may use your first floor as your public place, and you can use your second floor as your private area. Homes with second floor balcony have many advantage. In the past, balcony has a main function as a protector of your second floor. By the time goes by, decoration value become the function of it. The design of balcony should suit the design of your house. So that, it will make your whole house looks prettier in harmonization.
Basically, there are two type of balcony: wide and narrow. Wide balcony merge all the terrace in second floor. Meanwhile, narrow balcony built in every room in your second floor. Generally, small second floor balcony (narrow balcony) is used on hotel, apartment, or villa. Meanwhile wide balcony usually used on your own house. Read this following point in order to you can create a beautiful balcony on your house:
1. The design
Having two floor needs extra budget. To maximize the using of your second floor area, having a second floor balcony plans is a good choice. Some people believe that the existence of balcony is one of interest point on the exterior of a house. That’s why, they design it as attractive as they can. Before you build a balcony, the very first thing that you should do is creating a design. You should search for a reference and some up to date idea through the internet or discuss it with professional. After that, make sure that the design of balcony that you want to apply is suitable with the concept or style in your house.
The design of balcony in second floor should same with the design of terrace in first floor (e.g. model and paint), so that it creates a beautiful harmonization and good looking view. Consider the function of your balcony with your design. If you placed some furniture in your balcony, try to use flat roof, in order to it can make the temperature in your balcony stable and make your furniture there long lasting. When designing your balcony, don’t forget about the safety and the dimension. Make sure that the balcony you want to create has a proportional measurement and space, in order to it is not seem stranger.
2. The fence
The fence of balcony should suitable with the design. For general balcony, trellis with 1.25 in height is enough as its fence. Apply high fence if you have children. If you want to enjoy the view around your house more freely, try to use glass panel. Make sure that the fence you are applied is strong enough to protect the people that lean on or hold it.
3. The function
The main function of balcony is as a protector in second floor. But, it has another functions. It can be a beautiful decoration for your exterior that can make your house seems prettier with a right design. You can also enjoy your time there to looking for fresh air and enjoy the beautiful view around your house. If you use wide balcony type, you can add sofa or chairs and table there. So that, you can enjoy your time there with your family while enjoy the beautiful view.
Meanwhile, if you just want to use a balcony as your decoration on your exterior, you can add some plants through the balcony or you can create a mini garden there. The other beneficial function of balcony is as a drying ground. Because balcony is built in second floor, it catches more sunlight. So, if you dry your clothes there, it will dry faster. But, if you want to make your balcony as your dry ground, don’t display it in front. Built it behind, so that people will not see it.
What balcony you want to apply? Hopefully this article can be an inspiration for you. Thanks for reading. J