Balconies are the perfect place to enjoy a morning cup of coffee or a late night breeze. You will want the perfect chair to enjoy your small outdoor space. This isn’t always easy with a little space. Before you take home the perfect patio set, let’s do a little research. Here are some ideas to help you give your limited outdoor space the perfect look.
If you live in a hot, dry climate, you are fortunate because your furnishings can be left outside all year long. You can change out your chair or chaise lounge cushions several times during the year to reflect the season or your mood. This is a great way to save money, and you can still enjoy being flexible with colors and patterns that will enhance the balcony’s look.
A great option for small balconies is tall Adirondack chairs. These are different from traditional Adirondacks. The seats are about 30 inches high. They seat just the way a traditional wooden Adirondack does, but they are taller and have a smaller footprint. They should leave just enough room to include a small table and a few planters.
Wooden Adirondacks offer tremendous charm. If you live in an area where you have to consider harsh weather, you might want to choose plastic or polywood – a combination of recycled plastics and wood.
You can rest assured that when you buy a polywood chair you are reducing your carbon footprint. Also, you can enjoy the durability that comes from a wood combination that is treated with UV inhibitors. This means that the color of the chair you buy will not fade if it is continuously exposed to sunlight.
These types of chairs are easy to care for making them a great choice for a balcony. With wooden chairs, you may have to restain them every couple years.
However, wooden chairs can still offer versatility. You can always paint them any particular color you wish. You may not want to do this if you purchase custom-built chairs.
These can be made to your exact specifications, which is convenient if you have a smaller area to furnish. You can get the size adjusted and order a particular stain or paint finish for your chairs. These furnishings are a bit more expensive than the polywood or plastic ones, but they are often well worth the extra expense.
Adirondacks can be made in the style of a chaise lounge. These types of chairs can fit on small balconies if they are positioned diagonally. These are great for relaxing, sunbathing or enjoying a good book on a summer afternoon. Use these suggestions to help you get a better idea of what balcony furniture to buy.