Small Balcony: 5 Clever Storage Solutions To Save Space.

On balconies, the less available surface area there is, the more ingenuity is required to optimize the space. For those who want to make the most of a small balcony, we have selected 5 clever storage ideas that allow you to save space and add comfort.

Custom shelves

The first of the 5 clever arrangements to adopt on a small balcony is simply to build custom shelves on it.

Shelves offer the most modular solution to optimize the available space along the walls. Adapt the number of shelves according to the amount of pots you want to display.

For a more aesthetic result, don't just align the shelves along a wall like ladder rungs, but install them off-center or even in a stairway!

Do not use boards that are too wide so that the depth of the shelves does not encroach on the volume of your balcony. As a general rule, a depth of 10 to 15 cm is sufficient for placing small flower pots and showcasing your green or succulent plants.

2- An outdoor cabinet.

If you want to have shelves and/or closed spaces to protect your gardening equipment or other accessories, another solution is to use an outdoor cabinet.

The cabinet is one of the 5 clever storage solutions to save space on a small balcony because it is a multifunctional piece of furniture where various objects can be stored.

A tall and slender cabinet will find its place even on a narrow balcony. It will allow you to:
• optimize space in an unused corner of your balcony
• protect objects from bad weather, especially cushions and chair pads that are not always covered with waterproof fabric...

Note: contrary to what is sometimes imagined, the corners of a balcony are not lost spaces. On the contrary, they can be very useful for storage provided you install corner furniture.

3- A low or high-mounted cupboard.

If you don't want to overload a small balcony space, you can opt for a furniture piece that is less bulky than a wardrobe. The two-door closet is another one of the 5 clever storage solutions to save space on a small balcony. Of course, you will need to choose it carefully so that its depth does not obstruct movement on the balcony. Some measurements are necessary before any purchase!

As in your kitchen, for example, this type of closet can be installed at different heights. Depending on your needs, you can opt for a small low-standing piece of furniture or a wall-mounted closet at eye level on an empty wall.

4- A storage chest.

Among the 5 clever storage solutions for outdoor spaces, we must of course mention the plastic or wooden garden chest.

There are many models available, but on a small balcony, the most practical and aesthetic solution is probably the bench with an integrated storage chest.

This ingenious 2-in-1 piece of furniture has the double advantage of helping you keep a tidy balcony and providing seating for all your outdoor relaxation moments.

5- A hanging system

The last of the 5 tips to save space on a small balcony is to create a hanging system along a wall. If you are a bit handy, you can easily fix wooden battens to the wall and use hooks to hang tools or lightweight furniture such as folding Bistro chairs. This ingenious hanging system has the main advantage of freeing up floor space. Moreover, if you don't like the aesthetic look of the battens lined up on the wall, note that you can partially hide them by running climbing plants on them: you will thus obtain a very trendy green wall!

Author: Audrey
Copyright image: Bad Alley Cat on Flickr
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In French: Petit balcon : 5 rangements astucieux pour gagner de la place
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