Just noting this here since some of the receipts are about to be shredded:
Final cost $1550, taxes in. Flooring was $1085, deck box $170, the IKEA fake plants and planter stand, $135.
Got three plant pots from garbage picking and used 4 of my indoor plants. Already had the hanging angels but they were hung in the laundry room (and will return there for winter.)
Best value purchase: $23 for the hanging plant stand since it saved me from buying two more plants to fill that corner and will last many years (unlike the plants which are good for only 5 months tops.)
The deck box is also good value because it holds so much. I've moved a folding table from the office to it, and chairs from behind the table, so that cleaned up things a lot. Plus it holds the broom and potting soil, meaning the balconies are no longer cluttered at all. As well, the box can hold things like the the hanging plant stand and maybe even the corner plant shelves in the winter, so I don't have to store it inside the apartment.