Outdoor Privacy

Mar 1, 2021 | Outdoor Living

Outdoor Privacy

Maybe you have nosy neighbors, or you just do not like the view. If either are the case, and moving is not an option, just add some outdoor privacy! There are so many fabulous ways to achieve your ideal serene environment without standard fence options.


Outdoor Privacy

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Living Fences

Go green!  A living fence is a fabulous way to provide privacy.   It’s great for the environment and provides a beautiful, natural view.  Trees like the Thuja, Leyland Cypress and Eastern Red Cedar are just some of the fast-growing species available.  Privacy hedges work great too.  You will want to check what works best for your climate, the amount of sun you receive and the amount of space you can dedicate.  Also, if you have a HOA you might want to check with them to see if they require approval prior to planting.  The best part is that these sustainable, eco-friendly trees and shrubs are low maintenance.

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Custom built Cedarbrook pergola in MD

Outdoor Privacy Pergola

Pergolas can be freestanding or attached structures that are primarily used as dedicated sitting/dining areas.   They can be as open or private as you would like.  Add hanging flower baskets, curtains or grow ivy for privacy.  A pergola will also give you and your guests a reprieve from the sun.  These elegant structures are perfect on either a patio, deck or in the yard.   Usually pergolas are custom built features, but you can also purchase pergola kits at home improvement stores too.

Photo courtesy of Lowes, Infinity Fence Panel

Photo courtesy of Lowes, Infinity Fence Panel

Privacy Walls

Many times, fence panels are used for privacy walls however, there are a multitude of ways to design a privacy wall.  Consider an eco-friendly vertical garden or add some art to your privacy wall to give it your own unique flair.

Outdoor Privacy wall

Custom built Cedarbrook trellis in Frederick, MD


A trellis is usually a metal or wooden framework used to support climbing vines or flowers.  This decorative feature can be placed in a yard like a privacy wall or attached to a deck providing your and your guests with a gorgeous view.   Trellis’ can be custom built or store bought.


Outdoor Privacy

Photo courtesy of Wayfair, Veradek Privacy Screen

Outdoor Privacy Screen

A freestanding privacy screen will do a great job cropping out unwanted views.  These screens are easily found online and at home improvement stores.  They come in a variety of sizes and materials.

There are plenty of ways to privately enjoy your outdoor living space and the above mentioned are just a few avenues to explore.  If you are looking for a custom solution for your privacy needs call Cedarbrook today for a free consultation with one of our sales and design team members at 301-703-8728.

Talk to the Pro Deck Builders

Cedarbrook did an excellent job of revitalizing and aging porch and patio. The craftsmanship and attention to detail were excellent. The work was done on schedule. They started when they said they would and finished when they said they would even with replacing some wood that they noticed had warped. Mike came by to look at the completed job and review everything with me to make sure I was satisfied. There was actually something he wanted done that I had not noticed or requested. I would highly recommend this company to anyone getting new or replacing/repairing an aging porch or patio.

Daniel C, Monrovia, MD