We managed to find all of the above in our current apartment, but Bobby's balcony has been somewhat of a disappointment. We've been using it as a dumping ground for things that are too big to fit in our coat closet.
We have a great view of the courtyard and neighboring skyscrapers so the hard work was really already done for us. All we had to do was price-compare furniture, a rug and some greenery at a few local home improvement stores, and voila! We managed to put our new patio space together in under three hours, for less than $250.
We're planning on adding an herb garden and some other decorative touches, but I think we've earned a break for today.
Best of all, Maple approves, which is always our utmost priority. ;)
Happy summer everyone!