Are you looking to add privacy to your Raleigh backyard? At Archadeck of Raleigh-Durham, we offer a variety of creative options to achieve this goal in an aesthetically pleasing and purposeful way. Depending on the nature of your existing structure, how you want to use your outdoor living space, and your preferred design style, our experienced team can work with you to find the best option for achieving the level of privacy you desire.
Gone are the days when fencing panels were the only choice for increasing privacy in outdoor living spaces. Here are an array of beautiful and functional alternatives for you to consider:
Fireplaces and Outdoor Kitchens
Fire features and outdoor kitchens can be designed and strategically positioned to increase privacy from adjoining backyard spaces. We can design these custom structures to incorporate stunning vertical or horizontal walls in stone, brick, or pavers. By choosing a design and placement with privacy in mind, you can interrupt the sightlines between your neighbor’s property and your own to provide a secluded nook to enjoy.
Open Porches and Pergolas
Decks and patios typically provide open outdoor living spaces that are fully visible from the yards of neighboring homes. Transforming a deck into an open porch can restructure the space with a greater sense of seclusion. While a porch roof adds permanent cover from overhead angles, its columns or beams can also be used to hang outdoor curtains, trailing plants, and other decorative items to add character and coverage. If your home is on a slope, or a neighbor has second-story views that look directly down onto your deck or patio, a pergola can be just the right fix to provide visual privacy while still allowing sunlight and fresh air to flow freely.
Screened-In Porches and Three-Season Rooms
Screened-in porches and three-season rooms are wonderful options for homeowners seeking to add privacy to their backyard spaces. While any screen or vinyl window will create some level of visual interference, there are a variety of screen choices that can provide additional coverage. Just like their open porch counterparts, screened porches can also be decorated with curtains, shades, and other accessories to increase privacy in a way that can be easily changed.
Backyard spaces that incorporate multiple structures are very popular among Archadeck clients and can be particularly useful when seeking to create privacy. Combination spaces often include a deck, porch or three-season room, and a patio with an outdoor kitchen or fireplace. If we know that privacy is a priority, we can design a space that strategically places the different structural elements to provide the best possible coverage for your outdoor living area.
Many decks and porches require railings to meet safety codes. Choosing your railing type with a lifestyle goal in mind can help you achieve benefits beyond the safety factor. Many clients choose low-profile, dark railings to maximize their view into a yard or surrounding landscape. In contrast, wide railings in lighter colors can be used to minimize the view and create a greater sense of seclusion.
Privacy Screens and Walls
In addition to these varied structural options for creating privacy in an outdoor living space, screens and walls remain dependable choices. You can choose from classic lattice, shadow-box fencing, or standard privacy fence panels to screen off your outdoor living space. These panels can be built using composite materials, wood, stone, or pavers, depending on your maintenance and aesthetic preferences.
At Archadeck of Raleigh-Durham and the Greater Triangle, our expert team can help you customize an outdoor living space to meet your specific goals. Call today to begin the design process: 919-973-1523. We look forward to working with you!