If you live in an area with a lot of neighbors around, you may be considering ways to add privacy to your backyard for parties, for family celebrations, or just for relaxing. There are several options when it comes to making your outdoor space more private. These ideas not only allow you to better enjoy your backyard, but they may also increase your property value.
Add a Pergola
While a pergola doesn’t offer complete privacy, it can add a feeling of peaceful seclusion to your space. You can customize the size and the style for your pergola based on your space size and budget. Plus, you can add climbing plants or a roof on your pergola for extra privacy or for protection from the elements.
There are several types of opaque fencing that can provide plenty of privacy in your yard. For example, vinyl fences do a surprisingly good job of soundproofing, keeping your noise in your yard and your neighbors’ noise in theirs. Some people prefer the look of wood fencing, which can also create a quieter and more private space. Plus, a solid fence keeps children and pets safe and secure within the yard.
Plant Natural Barriers
There are many plants that work well as natural barriers to give you some privacy in your backyard. Bamboo is a quick-growing barrier that grows tall. It is considered an invasive plant, and it should be used in areas with strong borders to prevent it from spreading to undesired areas. Hedges can also be used as a privacy screen, but they do take longer to establish themselves.
Create a Private Corner
If you have a large backyard, or a limited budget, one of the best options for more privacy in your space is to create a private corner to relax in. Use an outdoor screen, or plant some large shrubs to create an intimate space where you can relax. Add a table and chairs or comfortable lawn furniture to complete the space.
If your outdoor space doesn’t offer you much privacy for celebrations or parties, there are several ways to create a more secluded backyard. Installing a fence or natural barrier is one of the best ways to increase the privacy of your backyard. You can also add a pergola to give you a shady spot to sit and to enjoy your friends and family in the privacy of your own property.
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