Outdoor living has become a hot trend in recent years. Homeowners are now creating attractive, functional outdoor living spaces where they can enjoy the outdoors. But in order to fully enjoy your outdoor living space, you’ll probably want to make it private.
Some outdoor spaces offer natural privacy from trees and brush, though others aren’t so lucky. So, consider the following privacy solutions for your outdoor living space.
An inexpensive and effective privacy solution for outdoor living spaces is lattice. Available at most home improvement and gardening stores, lattice is the perfect do-it-yourself (DIY) privacy solution.
Simply run the lattice along the perimeter of your outdoor living space, at which point it will create a more private area for you and your family.
Another idea is to install metal fencing around your outdoor living space. You can install corrugated metal sheets supported by wooden posts.
In addition to privacy, this unique design offers a rustic appearance that’s not found through traditional fencing. Furthermore, metal fencing holds up well, even under the harshest weather conditions.
Wooden Plank Fence
A wooden plank fence is always a viable solution for creating a more private outdoor living space. Many homeowners prefer the classic look of a wooden plank fence over metal fencing.
It’s easier to blend with existing décor, and it’s also relatively easy to install.
Of course, there are also privacy screens that are designed specifically for this purpose. Privacy screens aren’t fences, but rather they are flexible material that’s pulled down to create a more private area.
If you want a more natural-looking privacy solution for your outdoor living space, consider growing some tall hedges. American Arborvitae, for instance, is a popular hedge that works great for privacy.
Once fully grown, it creates natural privacy while enhancing your home’s landscape with new plant life. The only downside is that you’ll need to trim and maintain the hedge on a regular basis, but that’s a small price to pay for the added privacy it offers.
These are just a few ideas for creating a more private outdoor living space. When choosing a privacy solution, consider the total cost, ease of maintenance, level of privacy it offers, and how it flows with your home’s exterior décor. Using this criteria, you should be able to find the perfect privacy solution for your outdoor living space.
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