Apartment hunters today are now on the lookout for one hot feature above most others – a balcony. With balconies being a rarer find in bustling cities (for example, 97% of apartments in Philadelphia do not have balconies), this is a great benefit to have if you enjoy the outdoors because you get access to fresh air without having to leave the comfort of your home – making it a core addition to apartment living. So, why are balconies the new hottest feature? Let’s take a look at five of these reasons:
Enjoy your own privacy
In heavily occupied apartment buildings or public spaces, it can be extremely hard to find privacy and quiet when you are outside. You either have other residents around, people talking and so much more. If you just need a place to relax and escape to get your ‘me time’ fix, an apartment balcony is the perfect solution.
No need to come in contact with others
Apart from giving you privacy, an apartment balcony with adequate space allows you to enjoy an outdoor lifestyle without the need to come in contact with neighbors or strangers – something everyone is made more aware of in the face of today’s social distancing guidelines. You can get as much fresh air as you like without needing to leave your apartment, get in an elevator and touch any public areas if you had your own private balcony connected to your apartment.
Use it as you need
With your own apartment balcony, you can do what you want with it (of course within the terms of your lease). Relax, read, add a table and chair for entertaining, talk on the phone and so much more. You can decorate to meet your needs or preferences based on your lifestyle without worrying about it affecting your neighbors. You can come and go without disturbing others or making arrangements. You can enjoy the early morning sun or watch a beautiful sunset, or the still of the late night, it is totally up to you.
Besides offering fresh air, your apartment balcony can function as an alternative for multiple other tasks. You want to eat a meal outside or drink a glass of wine while you watch the stars from the privacy of your home. It’s a space where you can be with family or spend time alone and disconnect from modern technologies and be within feet of reconnecting to a desktop computer or other device. If you are stuck working from home during this pandemic, you could take in some fresh air quickly, and easily return to your interior workspace.
Impression of extra space
One of the obvious benefits is that a balcony gives the impression of much large extra space then its actual measurements would suggest. It provides a seamless outdoor-indoor living opportunity and can even make a smaller apartment feel less cramped.
With so many benefits, it’s no wonder that renters today are increasingly looking for rental apartments with balconies.