November 8, 2016
12 Ways You Can Make Your Backyard More Private
Just as you don’t like looking up into your neighbors’ second-story windows, they would probably prefer not to stare straight down at your fire pit from their bedroom. When considering how to carve out more privacy in your yard, look for ways you can use plants, pergolas, awnings and free-standing walls to screen views and muffle noise for mutual benefit. Here are 12 ideas to get you started.
1. Translucent panels. If you’re looking to block an adjacent building but still would like light to pass through a screen, frosted glass can be a highly effective material. In this San Francisco Bay Area home, sand-blasted glass panels create a luminous privacy screen for an outdoor dining area.