Nosy Neighbors? 3 Ways to Increase Your Privacy

Your home should be where you’re most comfortable, but if you’re feeling the fishbowl effect and struggling with the privacy in your home, there are several ways to increase your privacy. Unfortunately, these typically involve adding light-reducing landscaping, fences, or curtains – not an ideal solution for a bright and beautiful home. Consider implementing these home privacy upgrades in order to preserve your interior light and improve your home’s privacy at the same time.

1. Use Partial Foliage

Bamboo trees, hanging vines, and other plants with low-density leaves are a great way to beautify your outdoor space, preserve natural light, and break up the visibility looking into your home from the outside. Plants like begonias, Black Eyed Susan Vine, and lantanas can grow to great heights but can be pruned to your liking if they begin to block out too much light.

2. Use Lattices, Wood Panels, or Pergolas

Using small slatted-top wooden pergolas with creeping vines as a physical barrier in front of a picture window or a highly-visible side window can help you add protection from unwanted eyes without sacrificing available light. If you have a more traditional outside aesthetic, the same effect can be accomplished with pre-fab iron gazebos with accompanying potted vines or hanging plants to help fill out the frame.

3. Install Window Film

Adding tinted window film to your glass has many benefits, but the key takeaway should be that it can reduce visibility from the outside and filter out harmful UV rays, protecting your furniture and carpeting from fading and defending against skin cancer. Of course, the darker the tinting, the more effective your window film will be, but homeowners looking for a more artful solution could consider frosting their glass. Adding a translucent layer of window film to the bottom half of a picture window will prevent people from seeing into your home and retain your visible light.

For more information on improving your home’s privacy with a layer of window film, contact Brower Tinting and Graphics today!

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