Nothing gives the heart joy more than the feeling you get when you finally have a place to call home. Even though you will have a few bills such as maintenance and utilities to think about every month, you will no longer have to worry about a raging landlord or the penalties attached to being behind on rent. The best part is that, on your property, you will have more control and privacy.
Well, as we all digest this, privacy is important to every homeowner, where you are renting or it’s your own house. The last thing anyone wants is a nosy neighbour snooping around their business. Furthermore, enhanced privacy on/in your home also means improved security. If you are wondering how you can add an extra layer of privacy to your house, the following six tips should get you inspired.
1. Consider Installing Shutters (for Your Bathroom)
Shutters are an incredible way to enhance indoor privacy. Often installed behind glass screens and windows, they are suitable in commercial settings as well as homes. As a homeowner, you can even use shutters to improve your bathroom privacy. Bathroom shutters can actually be made to fit your bath space using waterproof material. What’s more, you will find them in a diverse range of styles, designs, and colours to choose from so they can blend well in your relaxation space.
The best thing about shutters is that they give you more control as far as lighting and privacy are concerned. They also serve as a décor item you can use to take your bathroom’s aesthetic appeal to the next level.
2. Add Blinds and Tints to the Windows
Windows are part and parcel of every house. They add beauty and allow some fresh air and light into the house. They can sometimes deny you privacy, and expose you to outsiders. However, hanging some blinds on your windows can help you enjoy privacy and some natural light in your house. Hanging blinds to your windows can introduce an extra layer of privacy and elegance in your humble abode. Blinds keep the prying eyes out without sacrificing on flair. Venetian blinds give a remarkable layer of privacy without blocking light.
For that needed peace of mind, you can also enhance the privacy of your house by applying tint to your gorgeous windows. It is an inexpensive option, but the major caveat is that it will reduce the amount of light entering your home indoor space. Other ways you can block the view of your house from outside include frosting or glazing your windows.
3. Planting Trees
Privacy is all about people respecting your space. Planting trees around your house can help enhance privacy. Moreover, trees provide beauty. They improve the appearance of a home, thus enhancing its resale value. To add an extra layer of privacy to your house, plant some fast-growing trees and block the outside world from peeking into your house. Plant the tall trees with large canopies and dense branches do a better job at this.
4. Lattice Fence
We all need a place of solitude to retreat and relax, free from the gaze of others. A lattice fence is one of the perfect and quickest ways in which you can block your neighbors out and enhance privacy around your house. If you live in a highly-populated neighborhood, you can easily create your dream space with the lattice privacy fence. Hang a few beautiful plants or flowers for a more aesthetic appeal, plant roses or any other climbing vine of your choice.
5. Hedge Around the House
Privacy can help lower social friction with your adjacent neighbors. You might be one of those unfortunate folks who live next to stalking neighbors. To help them mind their own business, install a hedge wall around your house. A hedge will give you the needed privacy and help you respect each other’s space. There are different types of hedges that you can install.
The European beech is one option you can pick to enjoy your peaceful, quiet private space. It’s among the best hedges when it comes to heightening privacy. You can also try the evergreen variety like the arborvitae. It works well for privacy hedges.
6. Vinyl Fences
There is a myriad of reasons as to why we build fences. Vinyl fences can help you heighten your privacy and keep unwelcomed eyes out. It’s an inexpensive, practical option that can help you gain privacy while improving your house curb appeal. It comes in an array of colors to choose from, not to mention that it is also durable and has a modern touch. Choose the right height and colors to match the architecture of your house.
As far as home ownership is concerned, privacy matters. It protects us from undue interference and sometimes shields us from embarrassment. Increasing privacy can also help improve your home’s security. The above few tips should suffice when you need to level up privacy in your home.
Last Updated on June 30, 2023 by Lucy Clarke