Self-Isolation Friendly Design Ideas for Your Patio or Balcony


Our homes are having to be pretty versatile these days, doubling as the office, classroom and restaurant, to name just a few quarantine-related adaptations we’ve all been forced to make. Needless to say, getting outside isn’t exactly as easy as it used to be.

But if you’re lucky enough to have an outdoor space in your home, there’s no better time than the present to make sure you’re enjoying it. To celebrate the completion of our latest multi-family property, Pacific Courtyards, here are some quarantine friendly ways to make your patio or balcony your own.

Green it Up

If you’ve got a green thumb or want to develop one, there are a number of creative ways to build a patio garden. A shipping container herb garden is a great way to save space and add some homegrown spice to your cooking. There are also countless other ways to get creative with a patio garden, from pots and planters to converting buckets or even an old desk or dresser.

Take the Office Outside

Feeling confined in your new home office? Consider adding a table workspace to your lounging area for a little fresh air motivation. And when the working day is over, your setup doubles as a comfy spot to enjoy a cold beverage or take in the sunset.

Let the Light In

Adding a few strands of patio party lights or any number of colored or hologram lighting options can add ambience to any outdoor space – especially useful as the nights get longer. Combine light strands to your garden or around your table for added effect.

Outdoor Hangout

Use any number of combinations of chairs, tables, rugs and loungers to create a unique outdoor hangout spot. The center of attention could be your fire pit for hanging with friends well into the night or a farmhouse table for dining al fresco. Grab a few more shipping pallets for an outdoor wet bar to complete the setting.

Or Add a Fire Pit

Whether it’s from the big box store or a DIY creation, a fire pit is perfect for making sure you can enjoy your patio year-round. Especially as the nights come earlier and get cooler, it doesn’t get much cozier than stargazing by the firelight. Most any hardware store will have plenty of options, or grab a few pavers or bricks to build your own.

Pacific Courtyards gets you started with fully finished patio areas over the podium garage with fire pits, planters and lounge seating. If you’re interested in more information on Pacific Courtyards or any of our other projects, reach out to us.