Garden-at-home- Juliana Freitas, Bretas cabinet maker (Photo: Edu Castello / Editora Globo)
Eco-Friendly Outdoor Patio: Gutters on this Longwood, Florida, home direct runoff into a rain barrel. A hose connected to the rain barrel makes it easy to hand-water a few pots nearby. A rain chain also guides water from the roof into a large pot.
There’s no better place than a balcony to bring the outside into your apartment. Most European apartments are small and the balconies are even smaller, but it doesn’t have to feel claustrophobic.