While it’s great when we love all our neighbors, we may at times want some privacy and a privacy screen is a great solution for getting some.
After building our concrete paver patio, it had me thinking about how to get some privacy and so I started hunting around for ideas.
Or maybe for you it’s about the eyesores on your neighbors lawn you’d like to avoid seeing, or a little noise you’d like to block out.
Whatever the reason, you can be assured there are many solutions available for making your outdoor space more private.
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There’s no shortage of privacy screen ideas, in part because there are so many things you can use for a screen.
Items That Can Be Utilized For A Diy Backyard Privacy Screen
- PVC Pipes
- Wood boards or slats
- Tin roof panels
- Shrubs or trees
- Lattice panels
- Decorative panels
- Twigs or branches
- Large planters
- Vertically stacked planters
When considering what type of privacy screen you need for your outdoor space, you’ll want to consider how tall and wide it will need to be, and whether it should be permanent or removable.
Do you need more of a wall type, or can it be more of a screen, allowing light to come through?
Maybe you’ll want a living wall which can be a trellis or lattice with climbing vines, or a natural “wall” of trees or shrubs.
If you need height, trees and shrubs will be your best bet.
Also keep in mind that permanent structures will likely require the use of a post digger and submerging them in concrete.
Typical Tools And Supplies
- Cedar fence pickets
- 4×4 posts
- pieces of pine boards
- Tape measure
- Exterior wood stain
- Deck screws
- Circular saw
- Power drill
These DIYers have come up with some great solutions and are sharing their tips on how to make them to see which of these outdoor privacy screen ideas will work best for you.
And while you’re working on making your outdoor space more enjoyable, why not make it so you can be outside even when the weather turns colder.
Here’s a list we compiled of the best outdoor patio heaters.
Other Decorative Panels Mounted To Wood or Metal Frames
These metal privacy screens come as panels with mounting holes so they can be attached to wood, metal or stone. Use them following the step by step instructions in the DIY project above.
Outdoor Privacy Screens You Can Buy
Maybe you don’t have the time to make your own privacy screen. Well here’s a few good options that you can purchase.