When it comes to renovating a balcony, many homeowners tend to focus too much on the repairs and neglect the aesthetics of the balcony in the meantime. However, seeing all of the tools and other equipment scattered on the balcony is unattractive if the repairs take a while. Fortunately, there are some tips to apply to keep some aesthetic appeal to the balcony while the repairs are being done.
The best way to make arrangements for the other aspects of your balcony, like the aesthetic appeal, is to plan ahead. By cooperating with the contractor and maintenance specialists working on your balcony, you can figure out ways to keep your balcony aesthetically pleasing, all while the repair work is being done. That way, the balcony does not look like a complete construction zone during the entire repair process.
Dirt, dust, and debris can quickly build up outside, exposed to wind, rain, and other elements. This is especially true during balcony repairs. This can easily make the property look dilapidated and messy. Fortunately, there is a simple solution, as a quick but thorough spray cleaning with a hose can clean it up. Whether you own a high-pressure hose or rent one, your exterior will look shiny and good as new when you finish.
Cover Furniture and Railings
The last thing you want is for dust and debris created from the balcony repairs to stain or damage the furniture on the balcony. Try and remove any furniture pieces from the balcony while repairs are being made, and if that is not possible, the best thing to do is to cover them as best as possible. It will save you money from having to replace damaged furniture if the damage can be prevented in the first place. This will be especially important if sanding or painting is occurring. If this occurs, it is best to cover the railings and the floor as well.
Choose Appropriate Repairing Materials
While keeping a balcony safe to use is extremely important, make sure that the materials being used in the balcony repairs will help carry over the aesthetic after repairs are completed. If the repairs include replacing certain parts like the railing, pick a style that can complement the aesthetic so that it stays attractive to buyers and renters checking the property after the repairs are done.
New Paint Layer
The best way to clean up after a repair job is to add a new layer of paint to the surrounding balcony and apartment. Do not use anything too bold or bright. Otherwise, the apartment unit will stand out too much next to the other apartment units. Using a neutral color would be the best attractive look. You can also consult professionals if you want to try something a little more bold instead.
A quick fix to cover some of the construction is to install some temporary plants around the balcony. So long as the plants do not interfere with the repair work, placing some potted plants around the area will help with the aesthetics of the apartment’s balcony. It will also add a beautiful display of color against some of the neutral paint on the walls. This will draw eyes away from the work area and to something more pleasant until the project is completed. Just make sure the colors do not clash too much against the other decorations placed there too.
Just like temporary plants, there are other temporary decorations that can be used. Things like rugs, lanterns, and other cushions and lights can be placed on the balcony temporarily. This can add some character and additional aesthetic to the balcony. Other apartment residents and potential buyers won’t have to complain about the unattractive construction or repair equipment if other things can draw their attention.
Keep it Simple
The important thing of all when maintaining the aesthetic of your balcony during balcony repairs is to keep it simple. This is not only to keep the aesthetic constant but also to save money. Most of your budget will be going into maintenance, so keeping any additional decorations simple will help save money on the budget. This can be anything from a fresh coat of paint to a new layer of varnish to a wooden surface. These options will add some freshness to the balcony during repairs and save you funds.
Contact Mcmillian Contracting Services
If you live in the San Diego area, Mcmillin Contracting Services is an excellent service to contact for any contracting project. Whether it is a renovation or a repair, Mcmillin can improve your property at a reasonable price. They strengthen your property safely without cutting corners anywhere. Whether remodeling a kitchen or an exterior, Mcmillin is the place to turn.