I live on a third floor flat, with a HUGE balcony. The floor space on that balcony must be almost as big as my two-bedroom flat, and can EASILY fit another two, maybe even three bedrooms.
Here’s the dilemma… we’d love to make more use of the place — except there’s no power outlet out there, or even lights (the balcony has no overhanging roof at all). It gets pretty dark out there, so we haven’t really made much use of the space at night which is a shame. At the moment we’ve got a firepit, a heated mushroom, and two fire braziers, which is great on the weekends or when we’re entertaining but really too much of an effort to get started up when it’s just the two of us on a weekday.
We’ve also tried solar garden path lights but they’re just not enough to light up the entire place! I’m also renting so I’m not allowed to do any structural changes. We’ve run extension cords for power before, but it would be cool if any of the Offbeat Homies have got better ideas for lighting up the balcony! -Mrs Bakes