Shaynna Blaze

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Outdoor unused water feature - ideas for improving the look and making it functional 

Hi there. We rent an apartment on the water and the original plan was to have a water feature/pond on each balcony. However due to some apparent design problems they were never finished. Now they are just an eyesore (and we have one on each balcony!). They are almost a metre in width and a couple of metres long (and about 100cm deep). We are not permitted to put any earth or loose gravel etc in there (in our lease) so were wondering what we could do to it that could be removed eventually and that would be low cost? It would be too expensive to fill with pot plants or wooden slats (our only ideas so far). I was even thinking waterproofing the base and using it as some sort of outdoor cushion/bean bag sitting area for summer? Any help would be great! They really ruin the look of an otherwise lovely place. Thanks.

Answered Monday 7 July 2014

HI Alex

well that is frustrating!  You could put a slat base over the top of pine and stain it or merbu and then get a cushion base and scatters and make it a daybed for both areas - this will free up some of the other areas as well




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