In many apartments balconies are considered non-residential area, and are often used as a storage room. But it is much more effective to use this space as a study. How to make a balcony from the balcony? A little effort, knowledge, imagination and space to work with a view of the city will be at your service.
It is important to take into account all the details, correctly plan the layout and design, so that the office was comfortable and comfortable, and it was easy to work here. Before the repair, it is necessary to carry out preparatory work.
Preparation of premises
Regardless of what kind of design will be in your office, you need to prepare a room for a comfortable stay. In time it will take about a week.
First you need to glaze the balcony. It is better to use windows with two double-glazed windows - they let in less cold from the street. It is necessary to completely get rid of cracks, cracks and drafts. To do this, use a mounting foam. But it's better not to do it yourself: an incorrect "sealing" will spoil the repair, increase the humidity and make the room cold.
It is important not to forget about mosquito nets, because in the evenings insects can fly into the office in the summer and distract from work.
After the balcony has turned into a full-fledged room, you need to choose a place for sockets and lighting. Wiring is better to lay under the floor or in the skirting. For the cabinet, you need 2-3 sockets near the desktop, one top light and a table lamp. In advance it is better to check if the signal of the router reaches the balcony, hold the Internet cable.
After you need to insulate the balcony - carefully and reliably. The ideal option is penofol, it will not reduce space. They need to build a common wall with the room to increase noise insulation. For the heating of the balcony, the "warm floor" system is ideal - it will be enough.
You can connect and a small convector, but in such a small room it will greatly "dry" the air.
Organization of the workspace
The minimum set of necessary furniture - a desk, a chair, a lamp and several shelves for documents. If the size of the room allows, but you can add an armchair, cupboard, coffee table or decor items. Often the balcony is difficult to fit even the most necessary furniture, so you should always make up project and the design of the future workplace in the loggia.
It is not necessary to use complex 3D programs for this purpose - it's fine with a pencil on paper.
The work table must be placed on the opposite side of the door. It is better if it is ideally suited to the width of the balcony, so as not to lose the square of the room. Above the table or on the side of the wall, you can install hanging shelves or lockers. Instead of the table you can use hinged table tops - the main thing is to choose shallow ones so that they do not "take" space. You can use a corner table, but small.
If possible, then make wide sills: they can be used instead of a long working surface. Part of the space under it can be occupied by regiments. If the balcony is narrow, then the window sills should be removed altogether.
You can connect the balcony with the room, and use the window sill as a work surface. The Cabinet in this way is not done, but you can create a comfortable workspace. So you can significantly expand the useful meters of the room. In this case, it is better to create a design that is the same for both rooms.
Day natural enough street light, but for evening and night you need to think about the right option. If the side is sunny - do not put the table in front of the window: in the summer in the loggia bright lighting will blind. Also need to use light protection. Blinds are an ideal option: they take up little space, can completely darken the room and are easy to take care of.
Good looking and dense curtains, which will be an excellent design detail, will increase sound and heat insulation.
Also, it's better to hang curtains on the window and door to the room, ideally from the inside. This will save you from annoying eyes, from unnecessary lighting and noise from the next room. Light in the office should not be too much: the place is so small, and it is better to manage several lamps. The first must be on the personal work surface, the second - the top light. When you create a recreation area, you need to provide good lighting there. For this purpose, the best floor lamp or lamp on a small coffee table is best.
At the balcony, it is important to save space. In the office, there should be enough space to sit with a friend over a cup of coffee or do a little exercise after a day's work.
Add freshness and lightness in the design, light colors of the walls: peach, green, white, lemon. In combination with contrasting furniture, the design will look great. It is important to ensure that there are more light areas in the room - then the room also seems bigger.
Among the details in the interior of the office-loggia are not superfluous are flowers, a bookshelf, a small carpet on the floor. Among the necessary things - aerator and air conditioner. But it's important not to overload the interior with heavy parts: do not choose huge vases or bulky figurines.
Do not load only one side of the loggia: in a short time, in the free space, trash will start to accumulate again, and from the wonderful office again a regular balcony will turn out.
Focus on the taste and convenience of the owner of the cabinet. He here spend a lot of time, everything should be thought through to the smallest detail, the design should be tuned for productive work.