Location: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
I love my balcony!!! It feels like an extension of our living/family room...this is where we spend most of our time while at home. So we use both spaces at the same time and this allows us to enjoy nature from the inside.
Most of our neighbors have closed their balcony and joined it to their living room, but we decided to keep it. Here we enjoy our coffee, the company of our friends and family, and the peace and quiet nature provides us as a gift. And since we have summer weather year-round, this an everyday affair :)
(Re-edited from a post originally published 6.02.10 - NM)