What is a false balcony?

What is a false balcony?

May 22nd, 2020 A Juliet balcony or balconyet is sometimes known as a "false balcony." False balconies, as opposed to full balconies, which protrude out from the structure, have no flooring deck and are simply a railing that lies over the exterior face of a window. These allow for additional space inside a room by providing another level where dishes or furniture can be placed without blocking the view from the interior.

False balconies are most commonly found in older buildings, when wall space was at a premium. They are also used in buildings with restricted heights to provide additional accommodation. False balconies were very common in Italy before they were banned by law in 1882. They remain in many modern buildings as a requirement of local building codes.

The word "balcony" comes from Latin balcōnēs, meaning "a porch or covered gallery on the side of a house or building". In English, this type of extension to a building's facade is called a "balcony porch", "balcony addition" or "balcony level". In American English, these are often called "patios" or "porches".

In British English, such an addition is usually called a "veranda". In Australia, it is called an "alfresco area" or a "pergola".

What are these fake balconies called?

Balconnet or balconette is an architectural name for a fake balcony or railing at the outside plane of a window-opening reaching to the floor and giving the illusion of a balcony when the window is open. They are widely used in France, Portugal, Spain, and Italy. In North America, they are known as sunrooms.

Balconettes can be either wood or metal. If wood, then they are usually made of painted steel. The most common type of wooden balcony is the patio deck. These are typically made of cedar or redwood and are available in a wide variety of styles including traditional, contemporary, rustic, etc. Metal balconies are usually aluminum with an acrylic coating or zinc for extra protection from the weather. They can look very similar to true balconies but will have some kind of supporting structure underneath the railed area.

Patio decks are generally designed for outdoor use and should not be used inside your home. This is because they are made up of thin wood slats that will rot if exposed to moisture such as that found on an interior roof deck. Also, make sure that the posts supporting your patio deck are at least 42 inches tall so they won't touch any electrical lines that may be running below them.

Sunrooms are exactly what they sound like: rooms where the door and windows face out toward the sun.

What’s the difference between a balcony and a balconie?

The terrace A balcony is an elevated platform on the outside of a structure that is surrounded by walls or balustrades and supported by columns or console brackets. The platform protrudes from a building's wall, generally above the ground floor. Balconies are normally tiny and are not utilized for socializing or entertainment. They are used to view the scenery, such as what is beyond a parking lot, or to access a second story apartment or room.

A balconie is an extension of a house's exterior wall, usually built alongside it. It provides additional living space with views of the surrounding area. Many city apartments have small balconies in their unit design to create more livable space. Balconies can be furnished or unfurnished. They may also be called patios or terraces.

People often think of balconies as only providing space for sitting out on a summer evening, but they can also be used as winter gardens - even in cities where there is no soil beneath them. This is because plants like to be sheltered from strong winds and rain, but exposed to sunlight. This means that even if you don't have any outdoor furniture, a balcony could still be useful for growing vegetables or flowers.

In countries like India where there is not much space, people use their balconies for storing things. Since there is hardly any storage space inside homes in this situation, everyone builds their own mini-storage units on their balconies.

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