Welcome to North American Deck and Patio! We are a company dedicated to creating beautiful outdoor living spaces for our customers. One of the most common requests we receive is how to add privacy to backyards. With more and more people spending time in their own outdoor spaces, it’s important to create a sense of privacy and seclusion. In this article, we will discuss some creative and practical ways to add privacy to your backyard.

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Why Privacy Matters

Privacy is an important aspect of any outdoor space. It allows you to feel comfortable in your own backyard without feeling like you’re being watched by neighbors or passersby. Whether you want to relax in peace, have a BBQ with friends, or play with your kids, having privacy is crucial for creating a comfortable and enjoyable outdoor environment.


Fencing is the most traditional and straightforward way to add privacy to your backyard. You can choose from a variety of materials, such as wood, vinyl, or aluminum, depending on your budget and style preferences. Fences not only provide privacy but also add aesthetic appeal to your backyard.


Adding greenery is not only a beautiful way to create privacy, but it also adds natural elements to your outdoor space. You can opt for tall hedges, shrubs, or trees that will act as a natural barrier between you and your neighbors. Plus, they can also serve as a windbreaker and help reduce noise.


Pergolas are a great way to add privacy while also creating a functional outdoor living space. You can hang curtains or install retractable screens on the sides of your pergola for added privacy. Plus, you can decorate it with plants and string lights to create a cozy and inviting atmosphere.

Outdoor Curtains

If you want a more flexible option, consider adding outdoor curtains. They are easy to install and can be drawn closed for privacy whenever needed. Plus, they come in a variety of colors and patterns, allowing you to add some personality to your backyard.


The layout of your outdoor space plays a crucial role in creating privacy. By strategically positioning outdoor furniture, plants, and other elements, you can create natural barriers that block the view from neighbors or passersby. For example, placing a tall planter box in front of your seating area can help block visibility.


Incorporating hardscaping elements like retaining walls, raised planters, or pergola posts can also add privacy to your backyard. These structures not only create a sense of seclusion but also add texture and dimension to your outdoor space.

Water Features

An unexpected solution for privacy is adding water features such as fountains or small ponds. The sound of running water not only creates a calming ambiance but also helps drown out noise from neighbors or nearby streets.

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Creating privacy in your backyard is crucial for enjoying your outdoor space to the fullest. By combining creative and practical solutions, you can create a secluded and comfortable backyard that you will love spending time in. We hope these ideas have inspired you to add some privacy to your outdoor oasis. Thank you for choosing North American Deck and Patio. We look forward to helping you create the backyard of your dreams. Happy outdoor living!  So why wait? Contact us today, and let’s get started on transforming your backyard into a private oasis.

Why Choose North American Deck and Patio

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Our 30+ years of experience and accumulated knowledge sets us apart from our competitors. We have designed and worked on a variety of different landscaping projects each customized to fit the needs of the customer. Our expertise allows us to ensure that you get exactly what you want – and we’ll even back it up with a warranty.

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