When you live in a high rise building in the city, having a little outdoor space to call your own, however small, is a good thing. It's an opportunity to get some fresh air and and reconnect with nature a little. Unfortunately, most of the balconies that come in high rise buildings are rather bare and uninviting. Still, with a bit sprucing up, you can turn your concrete box into an oasis. It just needs a little upgrade. The balcony show above is currently undergoing an upgrade.
The first step is to change the flooring. There are several options available and after doing a bit of research, I decided to go with resin Balcony and Deck Tiles by EON, which are very easy to install and cost about 7$ per square feet. You can cut them to fit any space. If you don't have access to a circular saw, you can just fill in the gaps with planters or river rocks. Below is the "before" and "part 1" images. Part 2 will be the furniture arrangement.