Deck privacy might be hard to conceptualize for some people. After all, a deck offers broad outdoor views and typically isn’t covered and doesn’t have a roof. However, if you prefer seclusion as you’re soaking up the sun, reading a book, or hosting a gathering, making your deck more of a private space is more than possible. After all, your outdoor living space should be enjoyable and relaxing. Still, you don’t want to cut off your deck’s connection to its surroundings. With that in mind, you’ll have to consider your needs and what sightlines you wish to block versus the ones you don’t. Here are four ways to achieve a private deck.
Use Horizontal Deck Boards
If you’d prefer a stationary and permanent feature, a privacy fence or wall on a deck with composite boards creates a long-lasting and aesthetically pleasing nook for homeowners. Privacy wall creation involves attaching two steel joints vertically to the deck’s outer joist and joining them with horizontal and evenly spaced composite deck boards to aid in a weather-resistant wall. Another option is a privacy-like railing that joins railing posts with composite boards. This privacy feature should adhere to all local and international safety codes.
Build a Privacy Screen from Deck Boards
A moveable privacy solution involves creating a partition with boards and fascia. These partitions can be a simplistic wall with ground supports or a folding series of panels. It’s also possible to incorporate planters at the bottom to help stabilize them and add a touch of greenery to a private unit.
You should note that the weight of material significantly impacts the wall’s functionality. Select wood-alternative boards that can be up to 45% lighter than other composites regarding lightweight foam cores. This detail makes installation quick and ensures you have a moveable privacy wall that you can easily position.
Utilize a Pergola
Privacy features can serve many purposes. Pergolas can incorporate many privacy-enhancing design elements, including outdoor curtains. You can close these curtains to create an area tucked away from outside eyes to drawn back so you can feel the breeze through the flexible structure. Also, pergolas enhance the overall design style by providing a focal point for gathering and entertaining.
Plants Surrounding Your Deck
You can support a biophilic design by decorating your perimeter with large plants and creating a privacy fence. Think of this as a secluded oasis that enhances your connection to nature. Contact Eastern Shore Porch & Patio today if you need an expert pergola and deck installation company on your side.
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