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17 Gorgeous Balcony Designs Perfect For Urban Dwellers

Designing a balcony doesn’t have to only involve putting a few pretty chairs and a table. If you give much consideration to balcony designs, you just might create a new favorite spot in the house.

With planning, you can turn that outdoor space into a paradise for relaxation and meditation. You don’t even need a big budget for this kind of home project. There are just a lot of decorative items and objects that can be placed in the balcony and turn it into a gorgeous spot.

Vases and pots are quite common because the balcony is a perfect place to put some greens in. But carpets and pillows, and even lighting are just as perfect. You have to choose the items carefully based on what you like. Don’t just use your balcony as a storage space. It doesn’t even matter if you have a small or large – there’s always a way to transform this space.

If you are planning to restore your balcony or you just want another spot in the house where you can relax, check out some of these inspiring balcony designs.



Putting a run on your balcony makes the place look more spacious. An artificial grass rug gives your balcony the urban garden look. Meanwhile, choosing a rug with the right print and colors creates the illusion that you have a bigger space.





Put up a hammock, some pillows and a rug with warm and earthy colors and you’ll have a Bohemian balcony where you can relax and meditate.





Choose chairs that are lightweight, so you can move them around if you please. At the same time, find one that is also comfy enough to sit on.





Turn your balcony into a lounge area where you can read your favorite books in peace. There are space-saving solutions that can help with maximizing your balcony and making it functional as well.



String up some lights or even put out tea lights to make for a magical balcony. Add in fluffy pillows and blankets and you might just have the coziest spot in your home, second to your bedroom.





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Modern Single-Story House With Hip Roof Design

A very spacious single story house.

This contemporary single story house consists of three bedrooms and two bathrooms with a living space of 165 square meters.

This house design is typical for places that are prone to flood because it is elevated a few steps higher than the ground. This elevation is about one meter high, which does not only makes the appearance look more beautiful but provides protection from flooding.

There is no attached carport like what the usual house designs have but this house design is perfect for lots with extra space, so you can always build a garage if you want.

The glass windows make the interior naturally bright because of the natural light coming from the sun. They are also a good source of ventilation.

As you enter from the main sliding door, you will be greeted by the combined living room, dining room, and kitchen areas.

These three areas are combined to maximize the floor area in the house.

From the kitchen, there is a back door leading to the other terrace. This terrace can be used as a service area, a dirty kitchen or a laundry area.

There are also three bedrooms in this house: A bigger one which can be used as a Master’s Bedroom as it has an ensuite toilet and bath as well as two smaller rooms for the other occupants of the house.

The bedrooms are spacious enough to accommodate a full-size bed, bedside tables, and built-in cabinets.

All the bathrooms in this house are spacious.

They can fit a lavatory, a toilet bowl, some storage cabinets, and even a bathtub.

Let’s see the designs of each rooms here:

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Modern Single-Story Loft House With Polished Cement Finish

Loft is a type for modern urban style which is characterized by an abundance of open space and industrial elements such as a very high ceilings, raw brick walls, exposed beams and pipes, cement floor, etc.

In recent years, this style has become a widely popular trend all over the world. Loft house designs are mainly chosen by creative, freedom-loving people who appreciate practicality, creativity, and minimalism.

Just like this single-story house which is designed and constructed by BR Company. The bare and polished cement finish gives this house a beautiful, raw, and charming look.

The ample-sized glass doors and windows allow natural light to enter the house.

In front of the house, the spacious front steps connects to an open terrace which serves as an outdoor lounge and has enough space for a couple of chairs. A perfect place to enjoy a quiet beautiful evening or have a good party with friends.

The design of the house is simple yet outstandingly beautiful, slightly elevated to protect the property against possible floods.

The interior walls utilizes the same elegant polished cement finish in every room. The resulting gray-toned color from the walls is balanced by the radiance of the white-toned ceiling and floor.

The interior of the living room is decorated in a simple but elegant style. The tall windows and glass doors gives a resort-like feeling and a relaxing atmosphere.

The two-layer curtains in white and dark gray compliments the simple aesthetic of the living room.

The receiving area is quite spacious and airy, which welcomes the visitors upon entering the house.

The bedrooms are also in bare cement finish which might look cold but the wood-patterned floor provides a warm and homey feeling.

This modern loft style house consists of 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 108 square meters of living area which is 10 meters wide and 11.5 meters long.

The master bedroom has high windows on both sides, all are protected by mosquito screens so you can sleep peacefully at night with the windows open if you want to feel the cold midnight breeze.

As for the bathroom, the walls are also in polished cement finish. The floor is laid with gray tiles. Along with good quality sanitary wares.

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Small Elegant Modern Home With Minimalist Zen House Design

This elevated single-story house is a small home designed to meet the needs of a limited budget.

This single-story house might be small but it has spacious rooms and is structurally adequate. The relaxing, natural colors support the large spaces and have the power to offer to the soul the pleasure of returning to nature.

Although the house is squeezed next to each other in the neighborhood, ecological functions are available.

The kitchen and living room are open and interconnected. Zen design is characterized by low furniture and straight lines. Its simplicity achieves harmony and tranquility. Everything superfluous is omitted. The color palette – soothing.

Check out the photos of this small elegant modern home with minimalist Zen house design.

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