What I can replace the white fencing with for privacy?

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  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Mar 19, 2017
    www.hometalk.com/search/posts?filter=Privacy%20Screens
  • Shoshana Shoshana on Mar 20, 2017
    I always like the idea of decorating with tall plants or trees for privacy.
    • Renata Renata on Mar 20, 2017
      We have planted trees and crossing our fingers they will provide privacy once we retire up to the house
  • Anon Anon on Mar 20, 2017
    I would consider painting or staining the existing white lattice,
    AND hanging some planters of flowers and/or vines on it...

  • Als15229409 Als15229409 on Mar 20, 2017
    Natural wood lattice
  • Renata Renata on Mar 20, 2017
    Believe this is the avenue we will be taking
  • Anon Anon on Mar 20, 2017
    It's me again...just trying to come up with a new idea...I am wondering if
    some type of wood "paneling" or fencing can be installed upon your existing
    railing...It would be solid, and could match the color of your deck, if you wanted it
    to...It would not have to be super tall...maybe the height of the current lattice...or
    if not solid, then maybe that type of fencing that has staggered planks to give
    privacy but let the air in...Can you perhaps consult a carpenter, or your "home"
    store? And with the plants, you could also consider large pots/containers of flowers or vines sitting on your deck, with growth reaching up or into/onto the fencing...A whole other idea would be to use outdoor material to create a curtain
    effect...(?)



    • Renata Renata on Mar 20, 2017
      Any pictures of your idea? Know when I go to a store they always ask for pictures
  • Anon Anon on Mar 20, 2017
    No, I don't have photos...All I can suggest for that would be to Google up
    whichever part of what I said interests you...I HAVE seen pictures of the
    curtain idea online...in random places...sometimes in patio photos. I would just have a good talk with
    the home store people...even without photos...Our neighbors have the
    fencing I mentioned with the staggered planks...Every other plank, or so, is set back from the other. What could be the best thing for you MIGHT be that you
    just replace your back railing with a higher structure, whatever style it might be.
    Do not underestimate Google...use any combo of words and something will come up, or just ask very direct questions. Another idea would be to look online for deck installers, and talk with them.
    Many people have your problem. Find out what others are doing.



  • Inetia Inetia on Mar 21, 2017
    Check out bamboo fencing. You can get bamboo reed or larger bamboo sticks and it comes in different heights.
  • Anon Anon on Mar 21, 2017
    Something else occurs to me to tell you...like someone else mentioned:
    Trees. I have a couple examples from what my own experiences.
    In a home my family lived in, there was no fence. My dad planted a row of
    poplar trees at the back border. Also, a neighbor of ours planted smallish
    fur trees at random places around their yard...the ones on the borders were
    very effective in giving them privacy. Obviously, any trees will take time to
    grow enough to provide good privacy. But, the fur trees are already pretty full
    anyway when they are new. So it might be a good idea to also talk with a landscaper...at least, to get some ideas. Or go online looking at shade or border trees. At our current home, we planted honey locust trees outside of our deck. ...They are in their
    2nd year and they are growing so well that they already do give us more privacy.
    One other idea is to plant a hedge, maybe at the border of your yard...you can grow it as high as you want...The last idea I have at the moment is to install as high of a fence as you can around your yard. I will look at some homes around here to see more of people's creativity on this. So you might hear from me if I think of something else.

  • Denny Dillavou Denny Dillavou on Mar 21, 2017
    You might try hedges.
  • Renata Renata on Mar 21, 2017
    already planted trees will take a few years to grow
  • Lynn Lynn on Mar 22, 2017
    Renata, I took sheer cotton panels & dyed them a fresh light blue. I hung them on the pvc lattice using super small cup hooks and a 4ft long 3/16" wood dowels (hooks on lattice & ends of dowels).

    I had a 4' high, 16' long micro lattice to cover. The curtains took away the "stark" look & provided ambience. If you use candles on your deck, the curtains can be anchored at the bottom the same way w/wood dowel using command hooks to make it safer.
  • Gina Drescher Klinsky Gina Drescher Klinsky on Mar 23, 2017
    Just by painting the lattice a color to blend in will be a big difference

    • Renata Renata on Mar 23, 2017
      thank u for taking time to give me your idea. Thinking the same but would like to see if anyone came up with something unique
  • Erica Ray Erica Ray on Mar 23, 2017
    I agree painting the lattice a color to blend and make sturdy on the sides to hang small plants or outside art decor. Have the same situation only it is my neighbor who put up the white lattice for privacy ..
  • Finesig Finesig on Mar 23, 2017
    I would suggest what I have done in my yard, hiding a chain link fence:
    use artificial ivey. Plastic, natural looking, long lastIng. Bought some from
    QVC recently to cover ugly cable provider box in front yard.
  • Renata Renata on Mar 23, 2017
    Pictures please
  • Gina Drescher Klinsky Gina Drescher Klinsky on Mar 23, 2017
    I just thought being a renter you really dont want to invest too much money and taking the sharpness out from the white would be a huge difference. I would also try to attach some flowers boxes and grow a good flowering vine such as clematis (a perrenial) or morning glorys (an annual)
  • Lynn Lynn on Mar 24, 2017
    Unfortunately Renata 99% of all the photos I had were lost from water flooding my storage facility. I'll see if I can't find something similar online for you & post when I do.
  • Renata Renata on Mar 24, 2017
    Thank you.
  • Rymea Rymea on Mar 25, 2017
    I can't tell for sure how high your deck is but you might consider Rose of Sharon bushes, the tall narrow variety not the ones that get 6' wide. They grow quickly to about 8' -10' high and 3' -4' wide. For privacy you could plant them about 3' apart or it might look nice to intermix them with evergreens. They come in many colors including red that will attract hummingbirds and butterflies.
  • Ginny Ginny on Mar 25, 2017
    Many of my neighbors have planted Leland Cypress, and they grew so tall and wide that they had to be removed, even with occasional trimming. Natural wood lattice can be dressed up with planters that come in the shape of large ladles or half pots, which would add color and beauty at the same time.
  • Renata Renata on Mar 25, 2017
    Wow did not know that!
  • La Habra Fence Company La Habra Fence Company on Aug 21, 2017
    You can make a privacy fence by planting and having your own green privacy screen, or by placing potted plants or you can use small wooden planks.
  • Tom wilson Tom wilson on Sep 28, 2020
    Whether you live in a quiet neighborhood or noises areas, it is essential to protect your home from prying eyes. Privacy fencing effectively contains small children and pets in your outdoor space while providing a barrier to wild animals and strangers. White fencing is a great way to provide security without sacrificing curb appeal. But if you don’t have white fencing, what alternative you can use for privacy? Here are some options you can use instead of white fencing for privacy purposes.

    Picket fencing is a great alternative to white fencing. From pointed picket fence to rustic, white picket fence blends well in beachside and cottage environment. It is also easy to maintain and re-painted. Apart from this, you can use wood fencing as it is less expensive to install and purchase while offering many design options, including a classic look.



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