It can be incredibly difficult getting some ‘me time’ nowadays because even though we have our own properties, we are always beside another home and it’s usually to our left or to our right and it is across the road as well. We have found yourself doing it many times when we’re looking out the window of kitchen and we are looking right into our neighbour’s property across the way. Similarly our neighbours do exactly the same thing and although none of this is done intentionally, it does impede upon your overall privacy and sometimes you can feel really trapped.
The good news for you however is that there are a number of ways that you can create privacy for yourself in your own home and you can in fact call your home, your castle. The following are just some excellent tips that are going to cost you an arm and a leg to block out the nosy neighbours and to keep out loud noises as well.
Install some blinds – Window blinds are an excellent way to cover the windows of your home while also not looking out of place in any housing development. These are so easy to get installed and you can actually have them custom built to your specifications. It means that you can open and close them whenever you want and so privacy is yours whenever you require it.
Hang some curtains – The wonderful thing about curtains is that they are incredibly affordable and they come in many different colours and patterns. There is bound to be one set of curtains out there that suits your interior decorating choices and these are an excellent way to provide yourself with some much needed privacy and they are excellent for blocking out outside noise as well.
Consider some shutters – Window and door shutters not only provide you with some much needed privacy but they are also excellent security as well. If you install shutters on your windows and doors then any opportunist thieves will just move on to easier pickings further down the road.
Maybe an awning – An awning provides you with privacy especially at the rear of your home and it also provides an additional space to relax and to enjoy a beer or three. You can install an awning almost anywhere and it provides an excellent opportunity to invite round friends and family for a barbecue and some beverages.
Now that you have been provided with four excellent ways to create some much needed privacy in and around your home, all you need to do now is to figure out which one is best for you or maybe you might think about incorporating all four.