It’s definitely great to have a patio, a garden or a backyard where you can spend time alone or with friends but regardless of how green the grass is and hoe comfortable the furniture is, one issue remains: there’s not a lot of privacy out here and you can’t help but feel exposed. The solution? Add one or more privacy screens. You can build them yourself.
There are myriad ways to create privacy in your backyard, from putting in perimeter plantings to building fences, stone walls, or garden structures. Here, staggered wooden boards are stained in soft shades of black, yellow, green, and red. They create a one-of-a-kind privacy fence softened by shrubs in front and a feathery tree canopy overhead.
Outdoor Privacy Screen – There is no feeling as great as having a backyard, garden or a patio where you can spend quality time alone or with your friends. No matter how comfortable the furniture is or how the green the color of the grass is, if there is no privacy, you can’t feel relaxed. In order to increase the privacy level, you can add one or more privacy screens. You can also build them yourself.
In order to build an outdoor privacy screen, you will need thin wood strips, exterior wood stains, bamboo fencing, cup hooks and L brackets of small size. Start by making a frame of the screen. Use the wood strips to frame the bamboo. Make sure that the wood is dry before building the frame. Attach the screens to the porch with brackets and hooks.
There was a time you could kick back in glorious solitude right in your own backyard. Then the family next door cleared some trees on their lot. And on the other side, the neighbors’ new master suite includes a second-story deck with nice views—into your yard. Suddenly, you feel like you’re living in a fishbowl.
As larger houses occupy ever-smaller lots and the demand for outdoor living areas grows, privacy is at a premium. And it’s not just about prying eyes invading your space—you may want to shield your own view of your sunbathing neighbors and block out their chatter.