Every homeowner in the Northern Virginia region wants to make their home their private retreat from the pressures of the world, and what better place to start than your deck. The deck is used as an outdoor escape from everything, for leisure time reading, outdoor cooking, entertaining and playtime for the young ones, so why not make it as private as possible? Incorporate these tips to make your Chantilly VA deck your own private backyard getaway.
- Add sound to your deck to mask conversations. No matter what the topic of conversation is on your deck, you may not want your neighbors to hear. Simply playing music can mask the vocal tones of speech, while also providing a nice backdrop of ambiance. Either playing through built-in speakers or even through a portable radio or docking station for digital music players will provide the right amount of music.
- Plant evergreen trees around your Chantilly VA deck to create a natural privacy fence. Evergreen trees block the view of the deck, while providing a lush, green backdrop for deck occupants. These dense evergreen trees also will aid in filtering noise, adding to the privacy from a different angle.
- Look at the angles of your home and use them to your advantage. Building a deck at the right angle to your home provides at least two sides of automatic privacy, and when you combine that with a pergola, you have impassable privacy on your deck.
- When designing the deck, consider including the large shade tree as part of the design, rather than cutting it down or building around it. Taking advantage of what is already there is a wonderful way to add privacy without demolishing your natural surroundings.
For more tips and tricks for adding privacy to your Chantilly Virginia deck, contact the deck design and build specialists at Halco Fence today.