- hi, welcome back to engineeryour space i'm isabelle. today i'm giving you a quick tour of my la balcony and all the diyprojects that i did to make it a beautiful outdoor oasis. i can't wait to show youhow it all came together so let's get started. (funky music) even though my balcony isonly 35 square feet i was determined to make the mostout of it and not only have
it be a place where i could lounge, but also a place where i couldeat and have a small garden. the makeover all startedwith covering up the walls. i made these wall caps tofit the top of the walls making that space usable forplants without having to worry about anything falling to the ground. to spruce up the dingywalls i used a reed fence to make panels that iscrewed to the wood caps. i also wanted to create someprivacy and have some shade
so i built lattice panels using inexpensive 1x2 furring strips. i had them cut at thehardware store painted them and then attached themtogether with decking screws. the front panel isn't veryheavy at just over 30 pounds but it is easier to handle with a helper. now the tricky part was figuringout a way to install them without making any structuralchanges to the balcony or making any holes.
my solution was to use sisalrope to attach the front panel to the existing columnsand then use brackets, zip ties, and even gettingcreative with cabinet levelers to secure the side panels. the next part of the makeoverwere the finishing touches and i really wanted to make my small balcony feel like a cozy outdoor room. for the lounging area ibuilt a bench with 2x3s and 1x6 pine boards incorporatingaccess to the storage
space under the bench. adding some cushions madeit a perfect spot to lounge and it also serves triple duty as seating for the dining area. here i used the small outdoortable from ikea and gave it a makeover with a differentfinish on the base and a new top. for the garden i didn't havemuch space so i used the wall to hang an herb garden that imade with metal planters that
attached to the trellis. i added some more plans andsome accessories to make it feel more cozy and for lighting iinstalled smart outdoor led lights that i can turnon and off with my smartphone and change to any color that i want. it's just perfect forentertaining in the evening. well, that's it for today'sepisode, i hope you've enjoyed my balcony transformationand you can see more details on all my balconyprojects in these videos here
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