Notting Hill town houseContemporary Patio, London
Nathalie Priem Photography
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Pick your positionGenerally, if you’ve made the decision to install a Juliet balcony in your home, the first thing you’ll need to do is create the opening, as you’re not likely to already have French windows high up without an existing railing (although this balcony has been fitted across a sash window). It’s very important to carefully select the position and size of the opening. Firstly, there should be no clash with any service or utility lines. Consider the location of rainwater downpipes, soil and vent pipes (outside or inside the wall), water and heating pipes, and cables. Also make sure you allow enough room either side of the opening for fixing the railing. Don’t plan these too close to the edge of a wall or another opening, such as a window.
Double your aspectThis house has been rather spectacularly extended every which way. The ground-floor level’s double doors lead out onto a raised section of garden, but the upstairs bedroom cleverly benefits from the aspect. This ambitious project has made the most of every opportunity to maximise space, views and floor area.