Set up a barbecue corner on the balcony – 3 creative design ideas for barbecue lovers

What could be nicer than sitting in the garden and grilling? Unfortunately, many have only one balcony. Problem? Of course not! Because even here you can set up a barbecue corner.

Setting up a barbecue corner on the balcony
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When the temperatures rise, there is a very special scent in the air. Namely the smell of crispy grilled meat that is prepared in almost every garden in summer, sunshine and sunshine. It is not uncommon to see one or the other standing on the balcony watching jealously the barbecue. But who says you can’t barbecue here? When barbecuing on the balcony, you only have to observe a few regulations. Then you can also enjoy the delicious grilled meat.

The only problem: many find it quite annoying to take the grill up from the cellar again and again to grill just a few slices of meat and sausages. It is not uncommon for the meat to end up in the pan. But why do you always want to bring the grill back to the cellar? You can also set up a barbecue corner on the balcony in no time at all. This is possible even on the smallest balcony and really makes a difference.

Which grill is best suited for a balcony?

When it comes to grilling on the balcony, a very important question comes up immediately: Which model is best suited for barbecuing on the balcony? Of course, a charcoal barbecue is always a thing of the past here. Simply because there is too much smoke when grilling. This is not only unpleasant for you, but also for your neighbours. If there is a smoke nuisance from the grilling, a complaint can quickly flutter into the house. So you better keep your hands off the charcoal grill.

Electric and gas grills are more suitable for the balcony. But there is often still a problem here. After all, not every balcony is equipped with a socket. This is of course a clear advantage for gas grills. And they also offer some other advantages over charcoal and electric grills. For example with regard to cleaning, readiness for use and desired temperature. According to, small, handy gas grills are already available for indoor use. Of course, these are often also suitable for outdoor use and therefore perfect for a barbecue corner on the balcony.

The barbecue corner on the balcony could look like this

If you have decided on a grill, then you have already half the rent. Now it’s all about “packing” the grill practically and beautifully. There must be enough storage space and, of course, a storage area – in the smallest of spaces. Impossible? No way! No way! Here are a few ideas on how to best reconcile all these requirements.

Multifunctional wall panel:

How about, for example, a kind of multifunctional wall panel next to the grill? This is very practical, because here you can attach everything you need for barbecuing. For example, I find the wall panel I found on very practical. You can perfectly attach barbecue utensils, herb pots and the like to them. Even bottles can find their place here. Just change some of the herb pots. You can also attach small fruit crates to it and thus create storage space.

Simply attach the multifunctional wall panel to the wall and equip it. It’ll be done in no time! It can be so easy to set up a nice barbecue corner on the balcony.

Barbecue corner made of dollar pallets:

In recent years, furniture made of dollar pallets has been the absolute scream. There are even whole apartments that are only equipped with pallet furniture. So you can actually make anything out of it. Even a small outdoor kitchen for the grill corner on the balcony. So you have work surface and storage space in one. Great, huh? And the whole thing also looks so great. If you want to venture into the project, you will find instructions for this outdoor kitchen on

In addition, you can build a vertical garden yourself from a dollar pallet. This is also very simple and also perfectly suitable for the grill corner. Finally, you can plant the vertical garden with herbs and harvest them fresh when barbecuing and use them directly.

Flowering cricket corner:

If you only have a very small balcony and don’t have so much space for a barbecue corner, you can still furnish it beautifully. Simply placing the grill in one corner of the balcony looks a bit dull. Even if there is not much space, you can at least upgrade the barbecue corner with plants. Simply place a few tubs of herb plants next to the grill. Even hanging lights look great. You can also plant a trellis next to the grill. Here you can let off steam in terms of design.

Don Burke

I am Don Burke, one of the authors at My Garden Guide.  I am a horticulturist that cultivates, grows, and cares for plants, ranging from shrubs and fruits to flowers. I do it in my own garden and in my nursery. I show you how to take care of your garden and how to perform garden landscaping in an easy way, step by step.I am originally from Sydney and I wrote in local magazines. Later on, I have decided, more than two decades ago, to create my own blog. My area of specialization is related to orchid care, succulent care, and the study of the substrate and the soil. Therefore, you will see many articles dedicated to these disciplines. I also provide advice about how to improve the landscape design of your garden.

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