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6 Ways to Transform Your Condo Balcony Into an Outdoor Oasis

Forget patio lanterns – these small space-friendly designs deserve their own summer songs

By Eric Mutrie

1 Runnen Decking
Cover your condo balcony’s rough concrete floor in these acacia tiles to create a welcoming wood terrace. The thin squares can be easily cut to ensure a perfect fit. $20 for 9 pcs, at IKEA, 1475 The Queensway, Etobicoke (also: 15 Provost Dr, North York)

2 Oscar Rail Planter
Hook these galvanized steel planters to your balcony and introduce some greenery to a small outdoor space. From $20, at CB2, 651 Queen St W

3 Lacquer Trays
Carry mojitos and watermelon slices from the kitchen with these tropical trays. $35, at West Elm, 109 Atlantic Ave

4 Urban Chairs and Table by Emu
This lightweight aluminum table seats four vibrant chairs that stack easily for off-season storage. Table $585; chairs $275 ea, at Fresh, 16 Eastern Ave

5 LED Flashlight
Perfect for camping trips or unexpected power outages, this translucent torch becomes a shapely outdoor table lamp when stood upright. $40, at Muji, 20 Dundas St W


6 BeoPlay A2
Don’t drag out the stereo system. Bring this Bluetooth number from the patio to the park to the beach. Featuring speakers on both sides for a surround-sound experience, it’s available in green, black or grey. $550, at Bang & Olufsen, 175 Avenue Rd

Originally published in our Summer 2015 issue as Great Outdoors: Condo Oasis.

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