Ugly Balcony... help
I am new to posting here, but you all seem like a good cast of folks. Anyway, I am the proud renter of a large 3BR/2Bath apartment in the suburbs of Washington, DC. (no seriously, DC is across the street).
I love the apartment. Fresh white walls, a beautiful light cream carpet, brand new appliances and everything. However... our balcony is UGLY! It seems while they totally redo the inside of the apartment for each tenet the balcony hasn't been touched since the building was built in the '70s.
So here is the thing, I want to be able to entertain on the balcony. The balcony is about 7 x 12 (it's huge). It overlooks the property pool, Rock Creek Park (yes, where the intern was murdered), and I have a great view of the National Cathedral. But, the balcony is metal, and the floor was painted gray many moons ago, which is chipping badly. We have verified it isn't lead based. I don't have the want to repaint the floor since the balcony is split between my neighbor and me by a frosted glass pane about a foot off the ground, and because of the "no painting" policy of the building. We have a small bistro set out there now, but with the balcony itself so ugly and industrial looking, we don't spend anytime out there.
There is also a small minifridge that my roommate has out there, which I am getting rid of poste haste, since it isn't outdoor rated to be plugged in.