If your home is in need of some privacy from prying neighbours, then read on…
In a world where everyone seems to be under intense scrutiny thanks to the rise of social media, surveillance networks and Google Street View, it seems almost impossible to get any privacy anymore. People tend to know what you ate for dinner and how you take your coffee.
Your home should be your castle and your own private retreat. Somewhere you can return to at the end of the day to enjoy some downtime. But often, even this seems to be too much to ask.
If you want to be able to hide away from peeping eyes, let’s take a look at ways of creating privacy for your home.
You don’t want to draw the curtains during the daytime and block out the sunlight because that can get depressing. Furthermore, you don’t want the kids playing ball in the street to see you watching Netflix either.
So why not go for some middle ground?
Lace curtains look great, they let the sunshine through into your home, and they also prevent people from looking into your window. This gives you solitude without giving up the sunlight.
If you’re not fond of lace curtains, you can opt for shades, drapes or even shutters.
Plant Evergreens (trees and shrubs)
Erecting a fence is totally within your rights, but if you’d prefer not to you could plant evergreens instead. Evergreens are natural, great to look at, and they preserve your privacy in a much more subtle way than a tall, unsightly fence.
Build A Courtyard
A courtyard might sound like a rather elaborate way of creating privacy for your home, but its super effective. A courtyard also improves the aesthetic of your front yard. Moreover, it alters the layout of the front of your house so that your window is no longer the centre of attention.
Additionally, courtyards make people stop and think twice before peeking, being more difficult to see everything.
Creating privacy is not just about keeping out spying eyes - it’s also about preventing others from eavesdropping.
Fountains are a pretty spectacular way of preventing your neighbours from listening in on your conversations. They also beautify your garden and give you, your friends and family something pleasant to look at and listen to.
Pergolas and patios
If you opt for a pergola or patio you can easily create an enclosure that gives you privacy when you want to enjoy some time outdoors.
Additions such as these, can be embellished with vines, hanging baskets, and bright colours, and they can help to aestheticise your yard while creating solitude for your home. Outdoor blinds work wonders too!
Ambient outdoor patio blinds allow you to turn your alfresco area into an outdoor room in an instant. Creating a discrete environment, but allowing you to see everything.
Having a slim profile, and available in colours that suit your existing surrounds, Ambient Blinds create seamless indoor-outdoor living 365 days a year.
Creating privacy for your home is absolutely possible. If you’re leaning towards a pergola or patio, contact the pro’s at In Style Patios and Decks on 0436 007 776. We want to help you live better outdoors and give you the privacy you desire.