HOW IT WORKS

Even thinking of upgrading your balcony or terrace can be a daunting experience. There are so many questions to consider:

How can I make this inviting and comfortable, a seamless extension of the inside of my home?

What materials should I use?

Will my condo Board give me approval? What are the rules?

How long will it take ?

Is it worth it?"  

Garden Connections takes care of the hassles and worries of trying to figure out how to upgrade your balcony on your own. We help you avoid the disappointments that inevitably arise from making rush decisions and falling into the No-Plan Trap™.

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What we offer

- Style Assessment
- In-Home Meeting
- Layout Planning
- Design Brief
- 3-D Renderings
- Condo Board Application
- Fabrication & Installation
- Furniture Recommendations
- Accessory Sourcing
- Seasonal Maintenance
- Staging for Events
- Project Management
- Email & Phone Support

THE BEAUTIFUL BALCONY SOLUTION™ PROCESS

Step 1: ARE We Right for YOU?

We love to hear your vision. We begin with a brief fifteen minute introductory call to  hear about what you hope to achieve with your balcony upgrade project and you will learn what we can do for you. Then together we can determine if The Beautiful Balcony Solution™ is the right fit for you. 

Step 2: Your Complimentary Consultation

To understand the details of your requirements and needs, we offer a complimentary 60-minute consultation with your Design Concierge in the comfort of your home or by video. We'll explore all that you imagine an ideal balcony or terrace could be and get the specifics of your outdoor space.  We’ll help you identify your personal design styleand give you an idea of the approximate cost to transform your balcony.   After your consultation, we’ll supply you with a proposal that outlines what we discussed and your preliminary decisions and the next steps in the process. You decide now if you want to continue

 

Step 3: Choose Your Personalized Design

Your balcony transformation starts with your personalized design. You choose a design you love, your Design Concierge will make sure it is adjusted to your actual balcony shape and size. 

How much you want to do? Start with decking - natural wood, stone or both? just a few or a lot of  lights? grasses, or sedges or boxwoods? Then add accessories- a mirror, heater, or trellis. Your Design Concierge will propose the ideal furniture layouts to meet your needs, and suggest furniture and accessories that match your style preference and fit your space. In other words, your Design Concierge will manage the entire process for you.

You'll receive a Design Brief complete with sketches and a 3D rendered plan, showing your balconytransformed with your chosen materials, accessories and furniture, and the estimated the final cost.

 

Step 4: Board/council Approval 

Your Condo Board or Strata Council reviews and approves your plans before we can go ahead together. But don’t worry – we've done this before! Garden Connections makes sure your project complies with your condo corporation’s rules and regulations. We handle all the details of preparing your application and, with your signature, we submit it for approval to your Condo Board or Strata Council. 

More about board/council approval

 

Step 5: Fabrication & Installation

Fabrication of your balcony components takes place off-site, with no disruption or inconvenience to you. Your Design Concierge remains your point of contact throughout the process. We'll let you know once everything needed for your balcony is assembled, to set a date to install. Installation normally takes 2 – 5 days to complete, depending on the size and complexity of your project. Install is more like putting together the pieces of a puzzle than construction, with lots of tweaking and adjusting, to get the fit right. You can contact your Design Concierge with any questions or concerns that might arise. The entire process can usually be completed within a few weeks of condo board approval.

 

Step 6: Enjoy!

Celebrate the completion of your new balcony and invite your family and friends over to share the experience with you.

When you need us, Garden Connections will be there. We’ll keep in touch to offer you periodic maintenance services, help you decorate for a special event, or select new accessories. 

NO-HASSLE, NO-WORRY

Over the past five years Garden Connections has consistently created beautiful balconies and terraces that make people’s dreams, just like yours, reality.  We're confident we can transform your personal out-door space into one of the favorite places in your home.

Isn't it time for you to Complete Your Beautiful Life™?