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How to Create Privacy on a New Deck

March 9, 2017

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If you recently built a new deck without any privacy features, you’re probably noticing how open and exposed you feel. Don’t become apprehensive to spend time on your deck because it is too exposed—install some privacy features. Here is how to create privacy on a new deck.

Add a Trellis

A trellis is a great way to introduce privacy to a new deck without impeding the flow of air. That said, these same holes also mean the trellis isn’t a perfect privacy barrier as it is see-through. To fix this, plant some climbing plants at the base of the trellis and allow them to grow up the trellis. Not only is this a great way to create privacy on a new deck, it adds a splash of natural color to your backyard oasis.

Permanent or Temporary Walls

Sometimes, the best solution to privacy on a new deck will simply be to install a wall. Whether it is a permanent or a temporary wall, it will offer the highest level of privacy. Let your Maryland deck company know you’re interested in including some privacy walls in the design and they will be able to incorporate it properly.

Pergola with Curtains

A pergola is a great option when trying to create privacy on a new deck. Whether you include the pergola in your initial design, or want to install one down the road, let your Maryland deck builder know ahead of time so they can keep this in mind for their design. Once you have your pergola, add some outdoor curtains for added privacy and some visual interest when the wind is blowing.

Add some Plants

Tall trees and shrubs are the perfect solution for creating privacy on your deck. They are also a perfect sound buffer for your outdoor space. If your deck isn’t lower to the ground, using plants may seem impossible but it is actually quite simple. All you really need is either a raised garden bed, or some over-sized planters and you will be able to plant your privacy wall.

White Noise

Most of the time, when we think of backyard privacy, we’re talking about creating visual privacy. Don’t neglect the need to also create some noise privacy on your outdoor oasis as well. Install a water fountain or pond for some lovely white noise that will help to block out the neighbor’s conversations and keep yours a bit more private.

For help with creating more privacy on your new deck, get in touch with a local Maryland deck contractor today. North American Deck and Patio, LLC is a Maryland decking contractor with the experience and skill to help you build a new deck that is both gorgeous and private. For a free consultation on your new deck, give us a call at 866-535-1961 or fill out the form on our website, today!

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