For many people, their backyard or patio can be a sanctuary. And, rightfully so. It’s a great feeling to be able to “get away from it all” without having to take a long drive or get on an airplane. If you’ve got a great big space, feeling like you’ve truly gotten away is easily accomplished.
To have your own private space, you might want to consider creating some privacy. Here are five backyard privacy ideas to help you get your peace and quiet.
Plants or Hedges
This is a bit of a long play that takes some foresight, planning and patience. However, the rewards can be awesome. You can go with hedges to rise above your fence and wrap around your backyard or patio. Hedges also can help create shade and keep your space cool. You can also consider trees likes pyramidal evergreens. They are fast growing and need very little maintenance for them to keep their shape. You can also use potted plants that line your backyard perimeter or fence line. Flowering plants and trees are a another great way to create backyard privacy, and add a pop of color.
Fences and Walls-
This is a bit of an obvious one, but if you want to have any privacy at all, you should consider a sturdy fence. This is the most sure fire way to put space between you and your neighbors. Depending on your neighborhood, you can use timber or even cinder blocks to create a permanent and sturdy fence.
Panels or Pergolas
Maybe you’ve got too much yard to fence all the way around. Maybe you just want to create privacy in your outdoor living space. A lattice panel or pergola can help seal off your patio space from the view of neighbors or even from inside your own house. Panels and pergolas are also great because they can have curtains and support plant growth with climbing vines or well placed potted plants to close off gaps.
Water features can work to create privacy in 2 ways. First way is that they put distance between your fence or wall and your living space. The second way is they create a constant, soothing tone that can help drown out noise or loud music. It even might help your neighbors relax with the sound of running water.
Patioworld can help you create the privacy you desire. Stop into any of the 10 locations across California and let us design and outfit you with you dream backyard sanctuary.