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In Canada, enjoying the warmer seasons to their fullest is an absolute must! That’s why many luxury homes are outfitted with features that extend living space and make their balconies or patios a true oasis. From outdoor kitchens to cozy heat lamps, here are the best upgrades to take your balcony to the next level.

Outdoor Kitchen
Outfitting your balcony with features that extend your entertaining space is a great way to add value and ensure an extravagant, al fresco cooking and dining experience. Items like an outdoor prep sink, grill and extra counter space are great elements to include.

High-End Outdoor Flooring
Changing up your flooring for a more luxe material is a quick way to impact an outdoor space, be it big or small. Interlocking tiles in a rich wood finish or flagstones will do the trick, but laying down some lush Astroturf is an easy way to elevate your balcony too.

Sheer Drapes
Want some privacy while lounging your balcony? Hang some sheer white drapes. They let the light in and have a breezy, resort feel, while letting you close them at will when you want a more peaceful moment.

Patio Heater
Getting a designated outdoor heater is not only a luxury, it extends the time you can use your outdoor space during the year, especially in Canada. A late night al fresco dinner with a cozy heater has a distinctly European vibe. Some of the higher-end options out there are sleek and modern looking and can even be controlled by your smartphone.

If you have room to spare, consider a cabana. A built-in shade or retractable cover allows you to lounge in peace without the worry of sun damage, while a spacious seating or lounging surface is the perfect place for a midday nap or a spot to catch up on reading with a cool glass of Sangria.