Are you looking for ways to enjoy your outdoor space with a little more privacy? Here in San Diego, CA, many of the neighborhoods have homes lined up quite closely together. You may like your neighbors a LOT, but that doesn’t mean you want them to see everything you’re doing as you spend time in the yard mowing, playing fetch with Fido, or barbequing with your family.
So, what can be done to add a touch of privacy without blowing your budget? Try these six suggestions for a more private outdoor space this summer!
1. Outdoor curtains
Seriously. There are curtains meant for the outdoors. Check out your local home goods store for fashionable options. Or, if you’re the crafty type, you can fashion your own with plain drop cloths! You just spray paint them with a fun design (stripes, polka-dots, etc.) and hang them from rods around your deck. Voila! Instant seclusion!
2. Cellular shades
Windows are meant to allow in natural light—but not to provide a viewing for all passersby! Look into cellular shades with the top-down, bottom-up operating feature so you can enjoy the sunshine without compromising your privacy!
3. Upgraded windows = sound protection
Speaking of addressing your home’s windows—how do yours fare for sound protection? Privacy isn’t solely about others seeing you; it’s also about the neighbors hearing you, right? For example, if you’re a musical family, or if you like to have gatherings on the weekend evenings that can get a little rowdy, wouldn’t it be nice to know that the neighbors can’t hear every word? Plus, they’d probably appreciate the peace and quiet! New Milgard or Simonton windows from Window Solutions are a great way to improve your space and sound privacy!
4. Portable partitions
This is a great solution to keeping your BBQs secluded without building a fence—a pretty wicker our outdoor cloth partition! Also, if you’re a renter, these are as easy to take down as they are to put up.
5. Bamboo plants
Here in San Diego, this plant is a perfect option for adding a bit of shade, privacy, and exotic charm. A high wall of greenery is such a lovely, natural (and subtle) way to keep your neighbors from judging your lawn-mowing skills!
6. Pop-up gazebo
Sure, you can invest in a permanent gazebo—those are nice. But, if you’re not ready to commit to a structural change, a four-walled pop-up gazebo works well and looks great! The added bonus? The bugs can’t reach you, so feel free to dine in peace while the sun goes down.
There’s a lot to enjoy with your family in the summertime and we know you’d like to enjoy your space without feeling like you are on display for the neighborhood! Hopefully, these suggestions help! And, if you’re looking to upgrade those windows—call the team here at new windows San Diego!
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