Summer is here, which means it's the perfect time to design the apartment balcony you have always dreamed of. We've got you covered from utilizing space for outdoor storage, to creating a harmonious atmosphere in your outdoor relaxation zone. 


Plant and Privatize 

Do you love spending time in nature? Bring the nature to you and get planting. 


There are many benefits to kitting out your balcony with outdoor plants. They provide oxygen, minimize noise pollution, and can provide some privacy from your neighbours. 


Allow your space to blossom and grow by strategically placing your planters around furniture and railings. Build it yourself or look for planters with trellises to privatize your space. Utilize height with outdoor shelving to allow for more plants vertically.  


What types of plants should you choose? Consider plants that can survive year-round and those that require little maintenance. Make decisions based upon how much sunlight your balcony gets or go for maintenance-free artificial plants that still look great and liven up any patio. 



Get Decking 

Completely transform your balcony from concrete to deck in no time. 


Decking tiles are easily installed and removed, which makes them great for renters. You can go with wooden, plastic, or even artificial turf tiles. They're easy to wash down, and they are comfortable to walk on with bare feet. 


Add outdoor rugs to get even more cozy. Transform your patio with ease and take them with you when you move. 



Make it an Outdoor Lounge 

Explore a variety of different options to make your patio a lounge with comfy seating. Consider seating with built-in storage to store cushions in wet weather, or to just add a little more space to your apartment. 


Go with floor cushions to save space or opt for a complete dining set. Look for folding furniture that is adaptable to your space. Dine when you need to and have the extra room when you're relaxing in the sun. 



When the Sun Goes Down, the Lights Come On 

But when the sun goes down, turn on the lights.  


A nice set of string lights can completely change the atmosphere on your patio. Look for styles that suit your taste and get creative with placement. Utilize adhesive hooks to hang lights, place them around planters, or go for free-standing outdoor light boxes. Go with glowing white lights that don't over-illuminate the space, but still provide enough light to feel cozy outdoors at night. 


And for less work, try solar powered lights which automatically turn on when it gets dark. 



Now you're really apartment living. You're ready for summer with the perfect outdoor relaxation space.  


Don't have a balcony? Find apartments to rent with balconies in Bonnyville, Camrose, and Yorkton. Upgrade your lifestyle and save this summer with Avenue Living Communities Summertime Savings event. Your summer just got more affordable. Visit our promotions page for more information.



by Avenue Living Communities