Out in the Open

May 2004

Out in the Open:

How to Make the Most of Your Urban Balcony

For most, city living means learning the economy of small spaces. However, when you couple space limitations with the fact that Colorado enjoys more sunshine than the Sunshine State, it’s no wonder many loft owners are eyeing their balconies as valuable outdoor real estate. As we head into the prime open-air entertaining season, we consulted experts on how to make the most of your balcony. We asked them to address specific needs such as working within the confines of the current drought conditions, as well as ways to maximize space, create a game plan, stay within bud- get, and find great stuff like plants that won’t violate Denver’s water restrictions and furniture that will hold up in our climate.