Enjoy privacy in your home

When building or choosing a new home, it is not uncommon for many Australians to try to capture the feeling of open space.  For some this can mean a preference for properties with features such as large windows and seamless inside to outside areas. 

Unfortunately a potential issue that can arise for residents of properties with such features is that of privacy.  So, how can property owners and renters ensure that their property is well protected from unwanted prying eyes?

Aesthetically pleasing blinds
While many people don’t like the thought of obstructing their view with blinds or shutters, there are a number of options on the market that are both pleasing on the eye and can ensure adequate levels of privacy.  There are sure to be a variety of suitable options for your property and purpose.  For renters who do not wish to outlay a large sum for such installations – there are many cost effective blind solutions as well.   

Covering for outside areas
Australians can still entertain and enjoy the outside areas of their homes without fear of their privacy being invaded by simply erecting coverings over seating areas – such as a pergola or even large umbrella.  This is particularly important for ground-floor residents of apartment buildings for whom an outside area is overlooked by other neighbours. 

Trees and hedges
If you have a low or picketed fence surrounding your property, you could find that both a practical and visually appealing solution could be to plant a hedge or trees against your boundaries.  When doing so it is important to be aware of any height restrictions in your local council area. 

All in all, there are a number of ways for you to enjoy your home and open space, while ensuring the privacy of yourself and your family.  Simple, cost effective solutions such as those listed above and others can make a significant difference to your day to day experience at home.   

Posted by Charles Tarbey on 16/01/2012 at 10:11 AM | Categories:

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