It’s perfectly natural to want to keep your home and yard safe from peering eyes of nosy neighbors or passersby. After all, your home is your own private oasis. These tips, from adding new landscaping to installing window coverings to your Raleigh, NC home, can help make your home more private:
- Add Landscaping – The landscaping around your home can be used for more than just decoration. You can easily customize your landscaping to get a bit more privacy. Adding tall or thick trees, bushes or shrubs around your property line or building raised beds around your backyard can easily create a much more private oasis. You can also work with a landscaper to make parts of your yard more private than others, creating little pockets of privacy that can feel like an escape right in the middle of your yard. You can extend your landscaping privacy with water features and fountains as well, as they create ambient noise to further enhance privacy.
- Install Window Coverings – Window treatments, like shutters, shades and blinds, are the most traditional way to add more privacy to your home. Shutters allow you to fully or partially shut your windows to customize how much light you want to allow into you home as well as how much or how little you want people to be able to see inside. Just adjust the louvres to angle in sunlight but angle out peering eyes. As a bonus, shutters, blinds and shades are also very stylish and add lots of classic charm to a home. You can find window coverings in almost any shape, style and color to match your home décor and style preferences.
- Install a Fence – A fence will help ensure you and your loved ones can spend time in your yard without having to worry about unwanted attention. Plus, a fence can help protect your yard, home and loved ones from intruders. If you want maximum privacy and security, install a solid, wall-like fence made from wood, vinyl or even stone. Cast iron, picket, or lattice fences are less private but still offer some security.
- Tint Your Windows – Windows aren’t just one-way. If you have a clear view of the street or sidewalk from your window, that means other people have a clear view inside your home, too. You can avoid this issue by tinting your windows. Tinted windows still allow bright sunlight into your home, but they prevent unwanted eyes from seeing in. Tinted windows can also add style and flair to your home. You can choose tints or window decals with fun patterns or go for a more classic tint.
These are just a few of the many ways you can make your home more private. You can reach out to Kiwi Designs, Fine Blinds & Shutters if you have any questions about home privacy or Raleigh NC window coverings. Call or visit us today to learn more about what we can do for you.