BALCONIES 2018-04-18T13:25:02+00:00

BALCONIES

Kevala Stairs is able to design, custom make and install bespoke balconies to enhance the appearance and to add a touch of style and luxury to your property.

WHAT IS A BALCONY?

Traditional balcony is a wooden, stone or metal structure creating a platform projecting from a wall of a building. The structure is often supported by columns or console brackets. The balcony is usually positioned above the ground floor and enclosed with a balustrade.

WHAT IS A JULIET BALCONY?

By contrast, a ‘Juliet balcony’ does not protrude out of the building. It is usually part of an upper floor, with a balustrade only at the front, like a small loggia. Modern Juliet balconies often involve a glass or metal barrier placed in front of a high window which can be opened.

Juliet balconies are named after Shakespeare’s Juliet, who, in traditional stagings of the play Romeo and Juliet, is courted by Romeo while she is on her balcony — though the play itself, as written, makes no mention of a balcony, but only of a window at which Juliet appears. Various types of balcony have been used in depicting this famous scene; however the ‘balcony of Juliet’ at Villa Capuleti in Verona is not a ‘Juliet balcony’, as it does indeed protrude from the wall of the villa.