Casa Xixim, a stunning villa in Tulum, Mexico, is an eco-friendly, grid-tied, net-neutral house that works in harmony with its surroundings. Occupants can take in the tropical setting from numerous balconies and patios.
There's plenty of room to lounge outdoors at the waterfront home. The second story balcony offers intimate, elevated views, and the pool deck features a mix of wood furnishings and cushioned seating conveniently next to the grilling station.
This quaint balcony right off the master bedroom might be small but smart, simple furnishings make it a great outdoor sitting area. Traditional sconces stand out against the stone wall for added character.
The balcony extends the outdoor living space of this southwestern home. Stone tiles in warm terracotta shades ground the space, which is the perfect place to dine al fresco. Flower boxes and potted trees add life to the outdoor room.
Anthony and John, from HGTV's hit show Cousins on Call, have turned this back balcony into a perfect mountain oasis. With a hammock for reading and a hot tub for relaxing, this space has something for everyone-not to mention the beautiful mountain view.
Simply yet completely stunning! This porch doesn't need a lot going on to make it fabulous. The simple white chairs paired with the soft candle light and concrete planters gives this space just want it needs to enjoy the picturesque skyline view.
Position microgardens on balconies where there is structural strength. Moist soil gets very heavy, so consider the total weight (soil + pot + plants + water) of each container, says Anne Gibson of TheMicroGardener.com. You may need to consult an engineer to find out if the structural capacity can handle the additional weight. It is wise to position heavy pots close to the strength of the structural wall or around the perimeter.