Turn Your Pathetic Fire Escape Into An Awesome Balcony
For most people living in the city, the fire escape is the only semblance of "outdoor space" available, but those rickety iron grate cages are far from inviting.
With a few quick tricks, though, you can easily transform the minuscule bit of exterior square footage into a proper balcony. To get started, here are five slick pieces of furniture guaranteed to make hanging out the back window a whole lot more comfortable.
Bruce Handrail Grill
Kick it like it's a suburban summer night by grilling dinner right out the window. You could opt for a portable hibachi, or play it safer with this mountable version, which rests along the railing like a flower box full of glowing hot charcoal. [See more]
Planter/Bird Feeder Combo
Tired of those schlubby ass pigeons stealing the show from their much more regal flying friends? Toss one of these bird feeder tops onto these round planters and you'll likely bring out a wider, more pleasant variety of smaller winged creatures. Or potentially just a bunch of baby pigeons. But hey, it's worth a shot! [See more]
Joe McGauley is a senior editor at Supercompressor, and is hoping his landlord doesn't read this.