Another first Monday of the month, another PENSON’s Pick. This time around we’re taking a look at balconies, the tiny piece of outdoor space that can completely transform your home if¬†given the attention it deserves. The key to a great and, more importantly, useful balcony is to forget the idea that it’s to be used to store things that don’t have a place inside, or that if you chuck out a cheap patio dining set and a half-alive plant pot it’ll feel like a thriving summer garden out there. The key to a good balcony is comfort, don’t treat it as an awkward add on to your home, treat it like an extra room. You wouldn’t let your bedroom or your living room go without attention for months on end, so don’t let that happen to your balcony either, like these guys:

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