Different Types Of Outdoor Balcony
A balcony is an elevated fixture attached to the face of a building, and various designs exist. There are numerous types of balcony and designs, each of which suit different buildings, large windows and housing décor. A French balcony is a small balcony that attaches to large windows in apartment buildings or houses with a second floor. These balconies provide homeowners with the option of showcasing flowers and plants, but do not offer the ability to sit outside, as the balcony is merely an extension of the window panel. The Maltese balcony is the traditional balcony that protrudes from the wall to create an additional area outside of the home or apartment. Although the traditional Maltese balcony is created using wood, it is built in other forms as well, using a number of materials that include metal and iron. This type of balcony is traditionally covered so that it can be enjoyed during bad weather or rain, but the modern design leaves it open.
A plexiglass balcony is similar to a decorative balcony except that it has a plexi-glass panel, meaning that it exposes the entire balcony to the public. This type of balcony is not covered, and is ideal for those who have a simple balcony setup that may include a couple of chairs and a table. A plexiglass balcony is not as flattering for those who tend to use balconies for storage.