Don’t like feeling exposed in your own home? You can get the privacy that you crave without feeling like you’re walling yourself away by installing a privacy fence. As more and more people crave privacy, the options for privacy fencing become greater and greater. Here are some of the best choices. For more info, just have a chat with your local fencing supplier
Why Do I Need a Privacy Fence?
There are several reasons why you might need a privacy fence for your home. Maybe you live on a busy road and you don’t want passersby or people in cars being able to see into your outdoor entertaining areas or your home itself. Maybe you live very close to your neighbours and you just want your outdoor spaces to be peaceful and private. Maybe your life is just so busy and fast paced that you just want a space that is completely yours at the end of the day. Whatever the reason, privacy fences are the solution.
What to Look for in a Privacy Fence
Of course, the number one thing that you want to look for in a privacy fence is privacy! You want a fence that people can’t see through from either side. As well, you want a fence that is relatively tall (say six feet) so that passersby and neighbours cannot simply see over the top of it and into your garden. However, while these are your primary considerations, you don’t want to feel like you are living in a prison. Look for a fence that is attractive and that complements your home and garden alike. Privacy fences are designed to be seen but that doesn’t mean you have to choose something imposing or overwhelming.
Options in Privacy Fences
So what options do you have with privacy fences exactly? The good news is that you are not limited at all! One simple option that is incredibly effective is to create a living privacy fence out of dense growing plants or shrubs. Just a couple of ideas for plants that you can use include box, murraya, and even bamboo (clumping, though, not running!). The classic timber privacy fence is also a great option and you can build it as a tall paling fence or as wood panels. If you want something modern and low maintenance, the standard Colorbond fence is the perfect choice and it comes in a range of colours! For a fence that you don’t have to think about after it’s installed, why not install vinyl fencing? Vinyl fencing looks like timber but has none of the associated maintenance such as painting. Just clean it occasionally and it’ll last for a lifetime with no other help!