If you want more privacy on your sundeck, consider customizing your deck with a privacy wall. With summer right around the corner, now is the perfect time to customize your deck with privacy walls. There is nothing worse than loving your deck but hating the view from it. If you’d like to increase your level of privacy from neighbors, shield unsightly views and/or block noise, a privacy wall may be your best choice.
When you’re comfortable on your deck, you’ll use it more often! A customized privacy wall is a lasting solution, giving you years of outdoor enjoyment on your deck.
Planning your dream deck with Citywide is easy. We listen to how you intend to use your deck, then build your deck with your privacy needs in mind. That’s one of the many check-points we go through to ensure you get a deck you love.
It’s always more affordable to plan for your needs before starting construction. But life isn’t perfect, and you might find yourself in need of some added deck privacy now. Not sure if customizing your deck with privacy walls is right for you? Try one of our easy, affordable solutions below!
10 Privacy Screen Ideas for Added Deck Privacy
CONVERT AN EXISTING DECK RAILING INTO A BEAUTIFUL PRIVACY WALL.
Simply call the Citywide deck experts to book a review of your deck and see if new construction is a good solution. Privacy walls come in a wide range of styles, materials, and price ranges. Our crew is ready to come to you and design the perfect privacy wall.
CREATE THE ILLUSION OF PRIVACY ON YOUR DECK WITH A TRELLIS.
A trellis can often make your deck feel more private. When combined with growing vines, they create a unique space that blocks some of the view. Depending on where your deck is positioned, it can be nice to have a breeze or sunlight come through the trellis. Many people choose to customize their deck with a trellis instead of a privacy wall so they can enjoy the sun shining through. Also known as a lattice privacy screen, this is an inexpensive option to get added privacy on your deck.
QUICK-GROWING PRIVACY PLANTS.
Plants offer a beautiful, natural solution to an over-exposed sundeck. Plants take time to mature to fill the space, but some grow faster than others. The Emerald Green Thuja (pictured) is a popular deck plant, as it grows up to five feet per year. Bamboo is popular as it grows tall, creating a wall around your sundeck. Always consult a landscaper or ask your local garden store when it comes to choosing a non-invasive species. There are plenty of choices for plants that grow year round in Metro Vancouver.
GET DECK PRIVACY WITH HANGING PLANT BASKETS.
This is an easy solution that fits all budgets. Sometimes all you need is a row of hanging baskets to block out unsightly views. First, choose where your hanging basket will go. Depending on how much sun they will get (full sun, part-sun or mostly shade), you’ll be able to choose the best suited plants.
POTTED PLANTS OR TREES MAKE A CREATIVE PRIVACY SCREEN.
If you don’t have the time to wait for privacy plants to grow, then consider potted plants or trees. This option will cost you more than hanging baskets, but will block views and create a cozy feeling of privacy. The Lower Mainland has endless options of potted plants that will happily grow all year long. The City of Vancouver hosts an annual plant sale each spring, which is a great time to score a deal on potted plants and trees! The VanDusen Botanical Garden also hosts an annual plant sale connecting people to plants.
DECORATE AND CREATE PRIVACY ON YOUR DECK WITH CURTAINS.
There are a wide variety of outdoor-friendly fabrics available. Fabric screens create the perfect DIY customized privacy wall for your sundeck. This is an inexpensive option that can be easily customized to your style. One of the bonuses of using fabric is being able to have different colours and styles, and switch them out each season.
DISTRACT THE SENSES.
Adding a water feature can cover up the noise from a busy street, or loud neighbours. Solve your noise problems with a water fountain or other water feature on your sundeck. Sometimes, all it takes is a more peaceful, natural sound to enjoy your space more!
MAKE A PRIVACY WALL WITH FAUX HEDGES.
Love the idea of green spaces, but lack the green thumb? Faux boxwood hedges can be strategically placed around your deck to provide privacy. Line the exterior of your patio with them, and you’re done! Just be sure to bring them indoors if your patio is exposed to the rainy Vancouver weather. This is an easy, affordable option that will last for years to come. If you don’t have the budget for a custom privacy wall, nor the time to grow plants to maturity, grab yourself some faux hedges and call it done!
POP UP PRIVACY WITH A GAZEBO.
If you don’t need deck privacy all year round, a canvas gazebo provides privacy on demand. Simply pop it up, and you’ve got four walls of privacy surrounding your deck. You can bring your gazebo with you when you move, making it an affordable and durable option.
PUT A ROOF ON IT.
A pergola can do amazing things for your deck. While making your space feel cozier, a pergola creates the feeling of privacy. You can enhance its design with hanging baskets or lights to customize it further to suit your taste. Want to transform your deck into the ultimate outdoor oasis? Customize your deck your privacy walls and a roof.
Don’t be left feeling exposed to the neighbours, streets or distracting views on your deck.
Customizing privacy screens will bring you more comfort, and help you feel relaxed on your deck.
Ready to take your out-door living space to the next level? Citywide offers customized patio covers, privacy walls, and deck-features.
Customizing with privacy walls can help transform your deck into a personal outdoor retreat. Even in the busiest urban neighbourhoods, you’ll feel at home knowing you have your privacy. Get ready to host barbecues with friends and family and entertain this summer.
If adding plants isn’t cutting it, it’s time to customize your deck with privacy walls. Citywide Sundecks and Railings is Metro Vancouver’s decking expert. Fill out the form below, or call us today at 604-786-3325 for a free estimate!