No matter the weather, a balcony adds a certain extra touch. It opens up your living space, brings in the natural lights and adds an opportunity for fresh air, even on a high floor. But what does your slice of serenity allow you to do that would otherwise be impossible?

Rise and Shine
There’s no better way to wake yourself up than to enjoy a cup of coffee or tea outside on a nice day. Make your balcony your own comfy haven, add a table and some cushioned chairs and voila! Whether you’re watching the street below or staring out at the view of downtown Indy, listening to the bustle or the birds chirping will give you a great start to your day.

Check the Weather
There’s nothing like experiencing it for yourself. The weather app says it’s going to be extra humid or maybe even rain, but when you’re deciding what you’ll wear for the day, it’s great to just step outside. No need to run down a flight of stairs or take the elevator in your pajamas. Just open your balcony door.

Create an Extra Storage Space
You don’t have to sacrifice style for function. Choose a nice-looking faux wood outdoor chest that can be used for both storage and a table or even a place to sit. Or add a weather proof shelf to show off some items that can withstand the elements.

Create a Garden
Even in a small space, you can create a really nice garden that will add an extra touch of hominess to your apartment. Plant some herbs and flowers, add a colorful pop like a potted braided hibiscus tree or a multicolor hanging plant. You can even add an elegant looking hummingbird feeder to create a bit more zen.

Read a Book
There’s no better way to unwind after a long day than to curl up with a good book. Throw in a glass of wine and move to the outdoor patio, and all your stresses just melt away. You can relax in the comfort of your own apartment and still be outside doing something productive. And when it gets too dark to read, do a little star gazing.

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