Privacy control can be a big topic for homeowners, especially for those who live in neighborhoods and suburbs that have houses somewhat close to each other. Being able to control the amount of privacy your home has is important for your comfort while being at home (or away from home). We’ve looked at some of the best ways to control your homes privacy and we’re hear to share the tricks of the trade.
1. Enclosed Blinds
Did you know that you can get blinds in-between glass panels for your doors and entryways? Many doors (including sliding doors) just have clear glass in them, allowing anyone to just look right into the inside of your home. Not anymore! Replacing that clear glass with Enclosed Blinds gives you the ability to enjoy all the natural sunlight from clear glass, but use blinds for privacy when you need it. Plus, the blinds are sandwiched in-between the glass panels, so you don’t have to deal with blinds slamming against the door when you open and close which also prevents them from being damaged. Since they are sealed, it eliminates any necessary cleaning of your blinds as well. Replacing your door glass for enclosed blinds takes less than an hour.
2. Add-On Blinds
If you like the Enclosed Blinds but want something a little easier and less expensive, an alternative would be the Add-On Blind units. These are just like the Enclosed Blinds, but instead they are units that you attach to your existing glass to give you the blinds-between-glass result. It’s a single pane of glass with blinds that you attach to your existing glass and in less than 20 minutes you have blinds in-between glass.
3. Privacy Glass
Privacy glass is a great way to add a stylish design element to your home while also giving you extra privacy options. Spotlights privacy glass or Perspectives textured glass are great privacy options with style. These types of glass can be used to add or even replace existing glass in your doors or sidelights. It’s an inexpensive and quick DIY project to give you extra privacy without sacrificing natural sunlight into your home.
4. Strategic Greenery
Privacy for your yard and outdoor area are just as important as inside the house. Using strategically planted greenery can help create visual barriers from unwanted prying eyes. Not only does it make it difficult to view what’s happening in your outdoor area, but the likelihood they can then see inside your home becomes significantly less as well. Pick out some plants and upgrade your landscaping to help increase your privacy levels.
5. Privacy Fence
If you’re happy with your current landscaping greenery, an alternative is to utilize a privacy fence instead. There are a lot of really nice fence options on the market these days, so you don’t have to settle for the standard wooden fence. Privacy fencing does the obvious, creates a barrier into your outdoor space. This project can be a DIY if you have the right know-how, but sometimes not a bad idea to hire a professional to make sure it’s anchored to the ground correctly.
6. Build a Barrier
Having a fence may work well for a back yard area but maybe you’re looking for an alternative for the front of your home. Instead of applying a fence, you could instead build a wall out of some decorative stones. The decorative wall can make your home more private but also make it look more secure. The sturdy look of a barrier can be a great way to build extra privacy options for your home.
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