Good Questions: Use This Tiny Outdoor Space?

Good Questions: Use This Tiny Outdoor Space?

Aaron Able
Jun 12, 2009

My boyfriend and I are moving into a brand new building. One of the quirkier elements of our new space is the tiny balcony off the bedroom. He's charmed by it — since it reminds him of apartments in his parents' Greek city — but I'm struggling to think of ways to make it functional for two non-smokers. The space is about 7' wide, but just over 2'6" deep! I would love to be able to sit outside to read or to eat, but can't think of any furniture that will be small enough. Also, I'd like to plant an herb garden, but am concerned about hanging things from the skinny bars. What would you do with this tiny outdoor space?

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This looks like a good space for some small herb pots (I would hang them off of the railing) — but not much else. It's more practical to use this as an extension of the indoor room — throwing open the doors will let light and a breeze in and make the indoor space seem larger.

Anyone else?

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