The tradition of making blanks for the winter is unchanged for the Russian people. Even when moving to a high-rise building from a personal home, many do not want to abandon this event, because vegetables and fruits that have been preserved or stored at the right temperatures have repeatedly helped out in different situations. Do-it-yourself cellar on the balcony can be done in different ways, depending on the floor on which the apartment is located.
Do-it-yourself cellar on the balcony
In any cellar, wherever it may be, favorable conditions must be created for the preservation of various products – the optimum humidity level and temperature must be maintained.
How can I make a cellar on the balcony, and where can I place it? You can choose a fairly simple option that is available to everyone. Well, if the apartment is located on the lower floor, and it has a balcony or a loggia, in other words, the ability to build a real, full underground storage. In the latter case, of course, you will have to make a lot of effort to remove part of the concrete slab and shovel large volumes of soil.
There is another version of the cellar, which is located in the underground part of the balcony. It can be done on the loggia or balcony of any floor, but for this you need to conduct a number of fairly complex events.
To make a choice and see the amount of work to be done, you need to consider all three options for building such a mini-cellar.
Thermal container for food storage
A thermal container is a special box in which all the conditions inherent in a real cellar are created.
One option is a thermolar for storing vegetables
Such a box can be mobile, in other words it can be rearranged to a convenient place on the balcony, or maybe stationary, built between the walls.
Both versions are made according to one principle, and the scheme of such a box looks like this:
Scheme of a warmed container for vegetables
1 – This is the box body. It can be made of plywood, chipboard or planks.
2 – The second layer is insulation – as it is used foam or foil foamed polyethylene, laid in several layers.