Apparently, some of our neighbors didn’t like our idea as much as we did. We need their unanimous vote to drill on the terrace tile floor, because our terrace is on top the community’s garage, and if there’s any damage (unlikely, but still) we all have to pay for it. So, we’ve set out to look for some other options that do not require drilling.
After considering several crazy ideas – like a giant armoire with planked doors for perspiration – I looked at tall fences for yards. The idea is to build giant planters so that we can stuck the fence onto the soil. So, here’s a few we like for inspiration:
Which one do you like best?
Of course, we still have to check them out in person, and ultimately price will be a huge factor. For example, even though the second picture is my favorite, it’s also the more expensive and we’re not sure the size is right for us. I also like the third one, but given the tone of the wood on the rest of the terrace I think the second one fits better. Although we could always stain it… Anyway, I think we’re on the right track this time and hopefully we’ll get it done in a month or two, maybe during Easter vacation. Which, by the way, is increadibly late this year! The reasons for not starting right away are 1) We’re going to Paris this weekend (yay!) 2) Next weekend is my grandmother’s 80th birthday and I have to bake a huge cake for her 3) I have exams (again) at the beginning of April. Do you see a theme here? I’m going to be busy these following weeks!
I’ll keep you posted when we decide what to do about the drying rack. Since it won’t require drilling and we can do pretty much what we want without asking permission, we want to make it as big as possible so it will also hold some of our tools, spare patio chairs, etc. I’d love to make one of these to hang on the wall, but I’m not so sure the tools won’t get rusty outdoors. Thoughts?
Oh and I’ll update with pictures from Paris as soon as I can!
Images from Leroy Merlin