At a time when it seems that social media is making our lives less and less private, it’s nice to know that there is still a great deal that we can do to ensure that we maintain some privacy in our lives. One way to help keep part of your life out of the public eye is to make your home a sanctuary that offers you privacy. Here are some ways that you can help make your home more private for you and your family.
Install a fence.
Installing a fence is, of course, a good first step to take in making your home more private. A fence will allow you and your family to spend time in your backyard without being under the watchful eyes of others—not to mention it will keep out unwelcome intruders. The most private of fences are wooden or vinyl; they will feature either a solid wall-like surface, or alternating slats that are positioned close to one another. But even if you opt for a cast iron, aluminum, lattice, or picket fence, you can still invest in a privacy screen for your fence.
Try creative landscaping.
Fencing isn’t the only way to add privacy to your yard and property; you can also customize your landscaping to provide the ultimate privacy. Consider planting taller shrubs or trees at your property line, or creating raised beds around your property line for planting medium sized plants. With the help of a professional landscaper, you can even landscape your yard in such a way that you create “pockets” in your yard, where you won’t be able to see your house or another part of the yard. Hedges are another create shrub to landscape with if you want to up your privacy.
Don’t forget that privacy goes beyond visuals, as well. You can also add to your privacy with landscaping by installing fountains and water features that create ambient noise.
Tint your windows.
Windows allow sunlight to stream into your home and offer you a view of the outdoors, but that doesn’t mean that they have to give neighbors and passers-by a full-on view into your home. Tinting your windows can allow you to have the best of both worlds, letting sunlight enter your home while preventing others from being able to see into your home. Window tinting can also give your windows a custom look that closely suits the style of the rest of your home.
Install shutters, blinds, or shades.
Window treatments are the ultimate way to make your home more private, and the beauty of them is that you always have the option of opening them to let sunlight and nature in. Shutters, blinds, and shades are all excellent options that can eliminate an outsider’s view completely while still offering all the conveniences of a high quality window treatment. Shutters are especially great because they can be customized to suit windows of any size and shape.
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