3 Creative Ways to Add Privacy to Your Deck


It’s hard to relax on your patio deck when you’re not sure if there are nosy neighbors lurking around. Fortunately, increasing privacy on your deck doesn’t need to be expensive.

To help you brainstorm some ideas, your decking contractors list some smart and creative ways to add privacy to your deck in this blog post.


Repurpose Old Shutters 

You can always raise your backyard fence to shield yourself from prying eyes. If you want to add a bit more personality to your backyard, you can repurpose old shutters into a one-in-a-kind fence by zip-tying them to an existing wire fence. If you’re getting tired of the fence’s design, you can rearrange the shutters to upgrade your backyard design.

Alternatively, you can repurpose old shutters into a folding partition for your deck. All you need to do is attach a few shutters to each other with hinges.

Build a Privacy Wall 

For those who want a bit more privacy, a privacy wall can be created from repurposed wood and other materials. Keep in mind that since privacy walls cover a larger portion of your deck, they can easily disrupt your backyard’s landscaping or your home’s exterior design. To make sure your new privacy wall–or any new addition to your deck for that matter–complements your exterior design, it’s best to consult an exterior remodeling contractor.

Use Fast-Growing Shrubs to Block Part of Your Deck 

If you’re not sure if a new privacy wall fits in with your home’s exterior design, there’s always the option of planting tall shrubs to create a wall of greenery around your deck. Keep in mind that it can take a long time for plants to mature, so you should choose fast-growing ones such as the Emerald Green Thuja, which can grow up to five feet per year. For a more exotic look, choose a non-invasive species of bamboo .

Eagle Creek Siding, LLC, a contractor with over 35 years of experience, offers a wide range of professional exterior services, including deck building and window replacement services. To request an estimate, call us at (360) 570-0396 or fill out this form.

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