Design Tips For A Front Balcony
Balconies hold a special place in home design. The very presence of a balcony adds a touch of style to a home. When it come to build a front balcony, you need to think about the designs first. To choose the right design, the builder will first need to determine how the front balcony structure is likely to be used. Some front balcony structures are designed for aesthetic purposes only, while others are meant to be weight-bearing. A weight-bearing balcony will take more material and greater care to build, as it must be built in such a way that the balcony is stable and safe for daily use. Cantilevered balconies can be very aesthetically pleasing, but they must be built properly to avoid bouncing or other instability, or even cracking. Pressure-treated or rot-resistant wood will need to be used to build such a front balcony. Otherwise, plinths or other supports such as columns or posts should be used to stabilize the structure.
The builder should think carefully about the positioning of the front balcony, both in terms of convenience and in terms of available light. It should be situated in a location on the home where access to the balcony will be easy, and where it will look aesthetically pleasing. Then, once the front balcony is built, it will need to be decorated appropriately. The floor of the balcony can be tiled or otherwise covered with concrete or wood, creating an aesthetically pleasing and solid structure.