Outdoor living spaces are an important feature for many Australian homeowners. A deck or patio is seen as a place to relax, spend time with family and entertain guests. For this reason, decks and patios often become more than simply an outdoor area and are transformed into an extension of the interior living spaces.
If your deck or patio lacks privacy, then you may be looking to add some features that will make it a more secluded space. Here are two features for your outdoor living space that will create a more intimate space that offers privacy from neighbours or passers-by.
1. Outdoor blinds
Outdoor blinds are essentially the same concept as indoor blinds. The only real difference is that the fabric used and the mechanical components are made from weatherproof and corrosion-resistant materials designed for outdoor use. Outdoor blinds are perfect for having control and versatility over the amount of privacy, light and shade that your outdoor living area provides.
Your outdoor blinds can be the standard roll-up variety that are opened and closed by hand. For a more high-tech option, you can opt for blinds that are automated and can be opened and closed using a remote control. For a truly contemporary look, sliding blinds which open and close horizontally along tracks set in the floor and ceiling are a great option.
2. Decorative screens
Decorative screens are another excellent option for creating privacy for your deck or patio. These screens can be made from timber, aluminium or cast metal and can be fixed or movable depending on your preferences. The designs can be as simple or elaborate as you like, and you can also have screens custom made with your own unique design.
Decorative screens are the ideal choice if you'd like to add a privacy feature that has some flair and beauty instead of a simply functional privacy feature. They look great for people who are using your outdoor living space, and they also look great from an outsider's point of view. Decorative screens can enhance the aesthetic appeal of your home's overall look and style.
If you can't decide whether outdoor blinds or decorative screens are the best choice for your deck or patio, then you can also choose to combine the two. You'll have an outdoor living space that has all the privacy you need, and you'll also create a unique and attractive new look for the area.