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How to transform your condo balcony into an outdoor oasis — for under $300!

Watch as we transform a drab, concrete patio into something beautiful.

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This week, in our new home video series The Home Primp, we set out to transform a drab, tiny concrete downtown Toronto balcony into a multi-functional outdoor retreat.

The challenge: This balcony has a lot of potential, but a massive BBQ and outdoor furniture set that takes up the entire space get in the way. Plus, there’s an empty trellis in the shade that makes it difficult to grow anything on.

Patio before

Patio before2
How we primped it: We brought in compact dual-purpose furniture, incorporated outdoor lighting, came up with a brilliant idea that allows plants to hang on the trellis (but still thrive), hid the BBQ and covered the concrete walls with fade-resistant outdoor art.

Patio after 2

Patio after
How much we spent: $282

Watch the full transformation above!

Products we used:
Canadian Tire CANVAS Penny string lights
Bulk Barn tin pails
S-hooks
Krylon Copper Brilliance spray paint
Ikea ASKHOLMEN folding outdoor table
Indigo tropical dots outdoor pillow cover
Indigo Memphis watermelon outdoor pillow cover
Poster jack Metal outdoor prints
Command outdoor stainless steel wire hooks
H&M Pattered cotton rug (runner version)
H&M Home cotton canvas cushion cover (in yellow and dusty pink)
Seagrass basket (similar)
H&M Home pink seat pad with tassels
LOFT gingham side tie top
LOFT skinny jeans in white

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