Creating Privacy on Your Deck

Creating Privacy on Your Deck

Posted by Deck Expressions on May 12, 2019

Your deck is a part of your home where you can enjoy the company of friends and family alike, but it's also a sanctuary for you to enjoy the peaceful and quiet moments of mother nature. Whether you're spending time together grilling up burgers or you're enjoying a book and a glass of wine at the end of a long day, your deck should be somewhere that you can enjoy yourself in privacy. Though that may be the ideal scenario, it's far from the case for many homeowners that live in neighborhoods where the house next door is in close proximity.

If you currently lack privacy while on your deck, the good news is that there are plenty of ways that you can achieve this priceless factor. In today's blog, the team at Deck Expressions is going to touch on a few of the ways that you can work on increasing the amount of privacy that your deck has to offer. Let's dive right in.

Enclosed Deck

The most common method that people use to enhance privacy within a deck is to create an enclosed space. Though this is one of the more expensive and time intensive ways to enjoy privacy within a deck, it is an option that can continue to pay forward for years to come. Not only will you be able to enjoy some additional privacy in an enclosed deck, but you'll be able to enjoy this space when temperatures drop, and the weather is poor. If that's something you're interested in, it is definitely worth investing in an enclosed deck.

Drop Cloth Curtains

If privacy is something that you'd like to have at certain times, but not always, drop cloth curtains are a fantastic option to take advantage of. For starters, drop cloth curtains are easy to add to any deck, regardless of the length or width of the space. That being said, this is an option where you can also actively choose where you'd like to have the curtains added. Aside from that, drop cloth curtains also allow you to incorporate different colors to create the ideal color scheme for your deck.

Partitions or Screens

One of the methods of creating a barrier that has been around for years are standing partitions and screens. These screens stand on their own and require absolutely no installation to enjoy. With various designs to choose from, you can find a standing partition or screen that speaks to your deck's aesthetics. A reason that we think this is such a fantastic option is that it is easy to enjoy when you'd like them up, and easy to take down when privacy isn't your primary concern.


If you're looking for a fantastic way to add some character to your deck while also enjoying some added privacy, plants are an option to look into. Unfortunately, this is one of the more costly options in regards to privacy. On top of that, you also have to factor in the fact that plants are going to need some time to grow before they're able to provide you with any privacy. That being said, you could invest in some trees or plants that are already fully grown and plant them alongside your deck, but doing that could cost you a pretty penny. If you're prepared to do that and you're fine doing so, then this is a way to spruce up your deck and get the privacy you so long for.

Taller Fence

An option that is sure to yield more privacy, but can be challenging to incorporate is a fence. In some cases, your HOA mayl not allow you to have fences beyond a certain height. If that is the case, then this isn't an option that you'll be able to make the most of. In the case that your HOA doesn't oppose the idea of a taller fence, or you don't have an HOA to worry about, a taller fence is one of the easiest ways to enjoy additional privacy. Choose a wood type that works well with your backyard aesthetics, and build a tall enough fence that your neighbors aren't able to peer into your yard.

RDI Railing Privacy Panels

There are various options available when it comes to incorporating RDI railing to your deck. One of the most popular options that also provide additional privacy are the Privacy Railing Panels. These panels make it easy for you to create a barrier between your deck and your neighbor's yard. Aside from that, these panels make it easy for you to mix and match different railing styles so that you can get the best of both worlds: privacy & beauty.

Shop Deck Expressions

When you're looking to elevate your deck and take it to the next level, you can always count on Deck Expressions to have the various materials that you need. Browse the vast selection of deck supplies and RDI railing options available. With free shipping on orders over $99, there's no better time or place to give your deck the facelift it needs. Feel free to contact our team with any questions that you may have. We are always more than happy to help!