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Need outdoor privacy and shade

We have neighbors EVERYWHERE!!! any ideas that are extremely cheap and diy ideas for privacy and shade would be fantastic and outdoor furniture. We have 4 kids and a mastiff! We stretch the pennies!!

  • Jcraw
    Jcraw Collingswood, NJ
    on May 14, 2018

    I googled shade sails for privacy, diy. This could be a fun idea, with some help from the kids. You could adapt the size as you need, including overhead.
    As your climate demands you could take them down for the winter.
    They are not terribly expensive, and as they’re not permanent fencing wouldn’t require going through zoning permits, and you could adjust the height.


    • Mary
      Mary Cecilia, KY
      on May 14, 2018

      thank you so much for responding and yes I have been seeing th sails everywhere on share ideas here lately. I think I’m going to try and diy one! Can’t hurt! Lol

  • D demlow
    D demlow Paxton, IL
    on May 14, 2018

    I have a VERY close neighbor. I wanted to create a "coffee corner" out my back door. So I am going to frame up some lattice to create a wall and a partial wall. On top, to make the shade, you can frame lattice also or make a pergola by using 1x6 treated lumber on a slant and connect it to your framed lattice. That's my idea I'm using.

    • Mary
      Mary Cecilia, KY
      on May 14, 2018

      hi! I’ve been thinking the lattice way also...I just want it to look good but not at a price ya know? But lattice is so cheap especially if u do it tourself

  • D demlow
    D demlow Paxton, IL
    on May 15, 2018

    I like the lattice because it's inexpensive and you could paint it or just seal it. I'm thinking on using the plastic lattice because of being maintenance free. Plus I'm debating on the 1x6's or using some old wooden extention ladders for the pergola.

  • Jcraw
    Jcraw Collingswood, NJ
    on May 16, 2018

    🤓

  • Janice C.
    Janice C. Camby, IN
    on May 16, 2018

    several ideas here...

  • Ebbjdl
    Ebbjdl Manchester Township, NJ
    7 days ago

    How about lattice vinyl ? No painting, just hose it down with some dish washer detergent, no suds.

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