Don’t get me wrong; I’m not the sort of person that wants to live in a fortress of solitude! But, I do enjoy having a relative amount of privacy. Our homes are the one place we go to when we want to escape from the world. They make us feel safe, comfortable and relaxed.
The last thing we want is for people to peer in and look at our belongings or what we’re doing! There are plenty of cases for increasing the amount of privacy we have in our homes. The main ones, of course, are down to security and safety.
I’ve tried a few different methods over the years. Here are some of the best methods I’ve applied to my home:
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Why not turn to nature when you want to shield your home from the outside world? Trees are both stylish and functional. You can select any types of trees to plant around your home. Just make sure they will grow well in your part of the world, of course.
You can get some varieties that you can make into attractive hedges. Of course, you will need to spend some time maintaining them. But, they give your home a good degree of privacy.
Are you limited for space around your house? If so, a more convenient option is to install fencing! The brilliant thing about fence panels is they are available in a broad range of styles and sizes. You could opt for white picket fences or 6-foot wood panels if you prefer.
I like the ones where you can fit some trellis at the top. They give the fence panels a decorative look and fit in well regardless of size or location.
With wood fence panels, you need to “stain” them so that they’re protected from the elements. Otherwise, you’ll have to replace them soon after you install them!
Another choice is aluminum. They are usually galvanized, so you don’t have to worry about rust. Aluminum is also a lightweight metal, but strong enough to withstand high winds.
The one thing people like to do is keep their curtains open by their windows. Doing so enables more light and heat to enter each room. The downside, of course, is that outsiders can see what you’ve got in your rooms – and what you’re doing too.
One easy solution to that conundrum is to consider residential window tinting. In a nutshell, you can have a company fit tints to your windows. They look no different when you look out from your rooms. But, when you’re outside, all you will see is your reflection. They are a bit like two-way mirrors in a sense!
Another advantage of window tints is they are cheaper to get than having new windows.
My final suggestion is to do with privacy in the garden. If you enjoy spending time in your backyard, the last thing you want is your neighbors spying on you!
I recommend getting a pergola. Not only do they look beautiful, but they also give you a great deal of privacy too.