Renter’s Advice and Resources

Renter’s Advice and Resources

Making the Most of Your Balcony

Beth Fitzjarrald

 · Oct 10, 2017

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A balcony can provide a little private oasis of outdoor space in an otherwise enclosed apartment home: fresh air, natural light, and maybe even enough room for a little bit of a party. There are many ways we can enjoy our balconies — from barbecues to reading nooks and small gardens.

The following article will give you some background information and building tips to show you how to create a Zen Garden. Firstly, if you’re a stickler for correctness, “Zen Gardens” are actually called Rock Gardens or karesansui in Japanese. For this article, however, we’ll call them by their given Western name, Zen Garden. Zen Gardens […]

Jordan Gaither

 · Dec 4, 2009

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Choosing between ceramic pots and plastic containers for your balcony garden can be confusing. Each type has its pros and cons. If you’re a new gardener, you may have to experiment with both to truly understand their differences. Ceramic Pots A ceramic pot is a clay pot which is hardened by baking the clay at […]

Lisa Bernstein

 · Nov 19, 2009

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If you’re going to plant your own balcony garden, why not make do-it-yourself DIY planters? You’ll cut down your costs and get the personal satisfaction of using your own creativity. If you’re not sure what to use, here are some ideas to try: Metal Don’t throw away old metal pots and bread pans, or other […]

Staff Writer

 · Nov 6, 2009

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A garden balcony can be a great idea. With the right setup, something like this can provide a lot of fresh herbs, flowers or vegetables, as well as creating a nice space to spend time in. But there are a few things most gardeners will want to look at for utilizing a balcony space on […]

Staff Writer

 · Oct 27, 2009

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Just because you live in an apartment and have limited space, doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy cooking out with friends with a balcony barbecue. Following are some ideas are on maximizing your space while enjoying a great barbequed dinner or lunch. Step 1 – Make Sure It’s Allowed Most apartment buildings have their own set […]

Staff Writer

 · Sep 17, 2009

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Do you have a big balcony, but lack a plan for how to fill it? Or maybe your balcony is tiny, but you’d like to decorate it stylishly anyway. Read on for some top tips on filling up your balcony with tasteful accoutrements so you can fully enjoy your outdoor space.

aptsherpa

 · Sep 18, 2006

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