A balcony is an attractive and peaceful place in your house. There are numerous ways to add grandeur and beauty to your home, but nothing can give elegance to your house than what the balconies provide. There are various benefits of having a balcony in your house, but as people were getting busier in their daily routine, they were no doubt neglecting its existence. In the current quarantine situation in the world due to the Coronavirus outbreak, people are realizing the benefits of having balconies in their house and are using it in many different ways. In this article, we will discuss how balconies can reduce the loneliness of people in self-isolation during the Coronavirus pandemic.
A balcony is a platform jutting from the wall of a building structure, supported by sections or console support, and confined with a balustrade, generally above the ground floor. It is an interior projecting arcade in a public building. A balcony is generally an ultimate luxurious facility for apartments or adobe dwellers. In the present quarantine situation, balconies are the only way for the people to interact with the environment and to release anxiety after spending all time within four walls of the house.
There are many uses of having a balcony in the house, especially in apartments in multi-story buildings. It is considered as a preferred outside space that connects us with nature and is also utilized as a commonplace for doing many activities such as drying laundry and wet things, having morning tea, doing mini-gatherings, and so on. During the pandemic, we can add many more uses to the list.
Due to the disastrous outbreak of Coronavirus, people all over the world are forced to stay at home till the pandemic ends to control the spread of the human killer pathogen and to ensure the health and safety of the people. As people are facing sudden complete cut off from the social interaction, it is necessary for them to spend some time in outdoor spaces for physical and mental relaxation as well as to avoid depression. Surely, a balcony will be a perfect outdoor space in the situation. You can feel the refreshment and relaxation through a balcony without stepping out of your house. The balcony is the only way to enjoy the fresh air for the people under isolation, particularly in residential apartments.
It is scientifically proved that a person cannot survive all alone. He needs a companion and anyone to talk. Loneliness can drag a person towards mental depression which could seriously affect his health. Therefore, a person under self-isolation, who is forced to stay all on his own, needs distant communication with other people to overcome his solitude. Hence, a balcony will definitely help in this situation. It allows people to communicate safely with the neighbors and fellows and helps to reduce his despair.
If you are a pacifist (peace-lover) and have a hobby of reading books and newspapers, then a balcony would definitely be a perfect place for you in the quarantine. You can entertain yourself with your favorite books and novels and a cup of tea or coffee in your balcony in the evening. You can also enjoy cold evening breezes with a beautiful scene of sunset in a peaceful environment. Hence, the sight seems to be beautiful and a perfect relaxation place in this Coronavirus situation.
A balcony can be a great place for those who are habitual of having dinners at hotels and are missing those days in the quarantine situation. They can even enjoy a perfect moonlight or candlelight dinner in their balconies. It will just require a simple arrangement consisting of a table, a chair, homemade fresh and healthy food, and a candle (if desired). It would be a perfect dinner at home and will not cost huge expenses as compared to luxury hotels and restaurants.
Due to complete isolation, people are spending most of their time at home, just sleeping and eating, and are getting lazy. This is resulting in gaining excessive weight due to a lack of physical activities. A balcony can be used as a place for daily exercise to keep your body fit and healthy.
Being free all the time at home and getting bored with your spoiled routine in this Coronavirus situation can make you frustrated. A balcony can be very beneficial at this time. You can create your own balcony garden and can grow plants, daily required fruits, and vegetables, as well as beautiful flowers. Gardening is a perfect hobby for leisure and gives you pleasure. Spending your free time at home with living plants can make you feel pleasant and protect you from getting frustrated.
By concluding this article, I have explained the importance of balconies in homes, especially in apartments in the recent Coronavirus quarantine situation. People all over the world are taking great advantages from their balconies in self-isolation. Peoples of different nations are using their house balconies to appreciate and motivate their medical staff fighting against the Coronavirus outbreak in different ways. Some people praised their fighters by giving huge applause at a time from their balconies. Some people lightened their mobile torches at night to show their hope and spirit. Hence, balconies are playing a great role in this Coronavirus quarantine situation and made people realize its importance in residential apartments.