The balcony has long ceased to be a storage room for storing unused items or seasonal items. Today, even small loggias are used as a functional space, and in spacious counterparts they create real rooms. A table on the balcony becomes a necessity when the room is used often, and the types of this piece of furniture are very diverse both in their structure and in design and purpose.
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Depending on the size of the balcony and the type of its glazing, one or another zone can be placed on the balcony: a work room, a recreation room for adults or children, a gym, a dining room and something else, for example, a combination of several. In any case, there are some features of equipping the balcony with furniture - a folding, dining or other small table.
- The table in the loggia should not interfere with the free entrance and exit from the room, as well as free movement around it. If the loggia does not allow you to install a large table, place a compact or folding analogue;
- You can place any furniture on the insulated loggia - neither in winter nor in summer it will not suffer from changes in temperature or moisture. An uninsulated balcony requires the installation of such furniture that will be resistant to temperature changes, otherwise, during the cold season, it is better to remove the table from the balcony to one of the rooms.
- Folding furniture will become a real salvation for any size of a loggia, because it is so easy to "hide" and unfold again if necessary. Folding furniture is installed "for centuries", that is, even in a "cold" balcony, this furniture will remain on it for a long time.
- It is easy to make a table on the loggia with your own hands, armed with an interesting idea, sketch, materials and tools.
- A balcony or a separate loggia combined with the room also affects the arrangement of furniture. If the kitchen or living room is combined with a loggia, then the latter becomes an addition to the room; with a separate balcony, you should not despair, even it can and should be used as your heart desires. Just imagine which zone is missing for you and implement it in a balcony space.
This piece of furniture will be an excellent choice for a balcony of any size. There are several ways to use it: as a dining room, table for work or hobby, for family and friendly meetings over a cup of coffee or board games. The main advantage will be functionality, followed by practicality, ease of use; in addition, the folding table takes up little space.
A folding piece of furniture is installed in the window area of the balcony because more sunlight gets there, and after installation, even on the smallest balconies, a small passage remains. Traditionally, a folding structure appears on small balconies, the area of which you want to use to the maximum. It's easy to make such a table yourself, armed with knowledge and materials.
A folding table of a round or square shape is attached to strong elements; you can diversify the table with hinged shelves, which will become an additional place for storage or decor. Make the balcony even more comfortable - place wooden folding or soft chairs no more than 2-3 pieces in a small space so as not to clutter it up.
A hanging table will become an alternative to a folding table, it is easier to make it yourself, purchase a small tabletop and mount it in part of the loggia room. Hanging a tabletop is much easier than installing a mechanism for lifting and lowering furniture, and this method is less expensive, but very effective.
We create with our own hands
First of all, it is worth deciding on the size of the folding structure: take about one third of the width of the balcony as the basis of the table, provided that the balcony is small or has a long, narrow shape. For spacious balconies, choose the dimensions of the furniture yourself, provided that the future structure will not interfere with movement on the balcony when unfolded.
Draw a sketch of the future table in advance, indicating the dimensions from thickness to width, the place of attachment of the fittings and the folding mechanism. Then it is worth purchasing or finding the necessary materials and getting to work. Stock up on the following materials:
- Cutting out a tabletop: depict it in full size on a thick sheet of paper, this will simplify the task of cutting out a piece of furniture.
- Wooden base for the table;
- Screwdriver or screwdriver;
- Sandpaper for sanding countertops;
- An extension cord may come in handy for connecting a punch;
- Finishing material: paint, varnish and paint brush.
After transferring the tabletop pattern to a wooden base, the element is cut out using a hacksaw or other tool. After the part is processed with sandpaper, pay special attention to the corners and cuts of the product. The tabletop is decorated before installation: paint it with paint or apply varnish, you can use stencils for drawing; then let the structure dry for a day.
Next, collect the details of the future table - attach the hinges to the tabletop using a screwdriver; make holes in the wall as required in shape and size. Attach the structure and enjoy using it. Additionally, you can make a reclining chair or several chairs.
A similar piece of furniture will come in handy on any balcony, and takes up little storage space. Furniture stores offer many options for folding products for the balcony: from MDF and chipboard, solid wood, plastic, it is worth choosing a solid structure for a specific interior. The folding table does not require installation - this is its additional advantage, and the market price for a simple model is quite low.
For spacious loggias, you can develop a whole design project for the dining room, where there is space for a large dining table. The dining table looks laconic on a large balcony area with panoramic windows, however, if the apartment simply has a spacious loggia, then it will be quite suitable for continuing the kitchen and dining area.
Choose a dining table in accordance with the dimensions of the room and especially pay attention to the temperature regime: if the balcony is not insulated, then remove high-quality expensive furniture in the room so as not to spoil it. The shape of the dining table is different - choose a round table for a spacious room, and a square or rectangular table for a small one.
In the conditions of a loggia, you can create a whole entertaining or secluded space, for example, build a small library, a recreation area, a work area - an office.
A computer desk will become appropriate in the office: select it in accordance with the size of the balcony and place it where the table will not interfere with easy access. Such furniture, corner or rectangular, is more often installed in a niche of the room, shelves are hung from above and the necessary hanging structures are installed for working and storing things, documents, decor.
To create an office with a table on the loggia, take care of sockets, lighting, so that the work is not at the expense of health.
The dressing table on the balcony is useful for women who have allocated this space for their use. It is especially important to create a "beauty zone" in the bedroom with access to the balcony: this will unload the room and use the balcony room as functional as possible. In one part of the room, you can install a wardrobe, and in the opposite, a dressing table with ladies' accessories and a large mirror.
A sideboard or chest of drawers will be an excellent replacement for a traditional table, perhaps they will become even more rational furniture for storage and use.
Installed along the walls of the balcony, it will become not just a table, but also storage structures if closed shelves are installed at the bottom.
Armed with the idea of creating a functional space on the balcony, you can be inspired by already finished works and find useful ideas for yourself. For example, a loggia can be converted into a real work area thanks to built-in cabinet furniture instead of a balcony block, as in the photo. A built-in table with a set of closed shelves allows you to use the compact opening space with benefit, an additional tabletop along the perpendicular wall allows you to use it for tea drinking or temporary storage, a stand.
A small folding table will be appropriate on any balcony; soft chairs can be placed in a niche near it for spending free time in comfortable conditions. In the opposite part of the balcony room, install a wardrobe or rack to create a place for storing household utensils.
The bar table will come in handy on the balcony from the kitchen to make every morning even kinder. Install the bar counter along the wall of the loggia, instead of a rectangular countertop, choose rounded shapes to give the space originality and completeness. A corner piece of furniture will become even more functional, in the corner you can put kitchen decor or install rarely used appliances, unsightly kitchen elements, create space for storing wine and other drinks. Fig 13, 14