A balcony often limits your options when it comes to patio furniture based primarily on the size of the space. You need a table that fits and also allows people to maneuver around it. Weight can be a concern. Adding too much weight to your balcony puts strain on its supports. Use these tips to find a table that works for your balcony.
You’ll find a variety of patio tables available in different types. Think about how you will use the table. Do you plan to eat meals there regularly? You’ll probably want a regular dining style table. If you’ll mainly use the balcony for drinks or lounging, a few small side tables to go along with your patio chairs and benches might be enough.
The size is one of the biggest factors when choosing a balcony table. Measure the space where you plan to put your table. Measure both the width and the height. Take the measurements and a tape measure to the store with you when you buy the table. Measure the table and the chairs. Pull the chairs out away from the table like they would be if somewhere were sitting at them or getting up. Measure again. You’ll want some extra room so you can still get around the table when someone is sitting at it.
Another consideration is the material that the table is made of. The style of your home and patio can help decide. Options often include wood, plastic or metal. Some tables come with glass tops. If you don’t have much roof for storage, consider a table that folds up or comes apart easily. This allows you to pack it way for the winter so it doesn’t get damaged.
Making a Decision
Focus your decision primarily on size and go from there. If the table doesn’t fit in the patio area then it doesn’t matter how great it looks. Check the return policy in case you get the table home and decide it doesn’t work with your balcony.