In some cases decks can be exposed to neighbors or people walking down the street. So what can be done to increase privacy without blocking yourself off from the outdoors? Constructing a beautifully designed fence will not only enhance your backyard’s appearance, but can provide a private sanctuary where your conversations and activities are kept private.
A nosey neighbor can quickly ruin a day at the pool with your family, or your weekly summer BBQs. When this becomes too much to handle, a fence can provide the best privacy for your backyard oasis, and will allow you to relax without giving up your outdoor activities.
If you’re concerned about blocking off your gorgeous views of nature do this before you start your project: Walk the perimeter of your deck and mark the areas that are most susceptible to observers. Block these spots off first, this could be the solution you are looking for without closing off your entire deck area from your backyard. If you’re still unsure about obstructing your view with a fence, emerald green arborvitaes are also a great option for blocking any unwanted onlookers.
If you’re someone who doesn’t want to be secluded in their backyard environment, lattice fencing is another great option for property lining. Lattice fencing is crisscrossed wooden or metal strips with open spaces between the strips. Usually a 4×8 lattice panel will be nailed onto posts 8’ apart from each other.
Are you worried that looking at a plain fence or wall could be an eyesore? We’ve got an excellent solution for dull fences! Adding trailing vines from the top of the lattice fencing gives a cozy atmosphere and connects your deck to your backyard without feeling fenced in.
The most important part about creating your private deck, is that you don’t feel too isolated from your backyard. Whether you choose fencing, lattice, or shrubbery you can create an outdoor space that gives you the privacy you need while still allowing your deck to connect with nature.
It is crucial to check with your local building codes and to obtain all of the proper permits before you begin with fencing off your backyard deck! If you are unsure about building codes, contact a local licensed contractor for the construction of your project!