5 ways balcony glazing adds appeal and value to city housing
The discussion surrounding housing that is ‘too expensive’ is all too common in today’s world. At the same time, residents and homebuyers are more and more demanding of what their home should look like, despite the high prices. This creates a paradox, where developers and builders must focus on building efficient buildings which also serve the more complex desires of homeowners.
One often completely unused space of the home is the balcony. In many homes, this space goes rather unnoticed. This, of course, presents a challenge, because many expensive city homes have a balcony, its existence almost wasting the space of the home with an already expensive price tag.
There certainly exists a way to exceed the expectations of home-seekers, providing the maximum value possible. Here’s how glazed balcony spaces can play a core part in making this a reality:
1. Creating connection
Glazed balcony spaces connect the indoors of the home to the outdoors, bringing in light and interactive space. With many spending their days indoors, glazed balconies offer easy accessibility to connecting to the environment. And, with its seamless design, flow of light is maximized, and views are not compromised on. When needed, glazed panes can be opened fully to bring nature and the fresh air even closer.
2. Energized façades
The facades of modern buildings are often purely designed for efficiency, without necessarily considering benefits for the end-user. Balcony glazing transforms the facades of buildings from looking ‘stagnant’ to creating a collection of spaces where life is abundant. For existing buildings, this can mean the possibility of renovation and total transformation of a once unappealing building to an architectural wonder. At the same time, residents enjoy additional usable space.
3. Purposeful money-spending
Everything these days is about creating value. The money that is sunk into a development should provide benefit and purpose to all involved in the investment. Retractable balcony glazing adds value to properties, and the carbon footprint of these structures is offset in three years and four months, on average. With increasingly demanding green standards, balcony glazing offers one pathway for better energy efficiency of buildings. The glazing also creates a buffer space which protects the structures of the building, reducing the need for repair.
4. Possibility for expression
Homes are an avenue for self-expression. The addition of balcony glazing essentially adds a space where self-expression is made possible, and where ‘more room for life’ (whatever that looks like for you) is created. Moreover, the liveliness of the facades presents a sort of communal feeling, where each outdoor space uniquely portrays the contribution of an individual home to the community.
5. Co-creating urban environments
Tearing down and re-building buildings is costly, taking a toll on the environment. Balcony glazing offers a solution to turn around conversation on restoration projects, giving the possibility for creating urban environments which blend into the modern city landscape, keeping the well-being of homes and their people in mind.
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