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6 ways to add privacy to your home

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There are many ways to add privacy to your home so you can relax and entertain in comfort.


Below are some great ideas from Bunnings Workshop members for inspiration. Let us know if you need a hand replicating any of them. We'd be happy to assist. 


1. Install a fence


Building a fence is one of the most effective ways to make your home more private and secure.


Workshop member @Rodney used Merbau decking boards and Whites Screen Up posts to build a D.I.Y fence in their front yard.


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Our collection of Top 10 most popular fence projects contains more inspiring fence builds and makeovers. 


2. Extend an existing fence

You can create extra privacy in your outdoor space by adding a fence extension. 


Get inspired by Workshop member @Shannon, who added panels to extend the height of his fence using a modular design that can be removed for maintenance.


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Experienced Workshop member @ProjectPete shows you how to add an extension to a Colorbond fence in his step-by-step guide.


3. Build a privacy screen 

Screens can help create privacy and hide unsightly views. They are also a quick way to add style and character to your indoor and outdoor areas.


Workshop member @WendyL used Merbau fence panels to create a beautiful privacy screen that also hid an unappealing fence.


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Don't miss our list of Top 10 most popular screening projects for more clever screening ideas. 


4. Tint your windows


Installing window film is a simple and efficient way to improve privacy in your home. It can also help reduce the amount of harsh sunlight entering your space.


In this quick and easy project, Workshop member @prettyliving installed mirror-tinted window film to create privacy and remove sun glare.


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This Bunnings guide on how to install window film contains handy tips for anyone looking to tint their windows using window film.


5. Use plants

Hedges and screening plants can turn your outdoor space into a private green oasis, provide formal partitioning from the street, and screen out unwanted views.


Workshop member @suequarford planted Port Wine Magnolias and Camellia sasanquas to screen the front of their property. 


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If you're thinking of using plants to add privacy to your outdoor spaces, we recommend checking out the following guides by horticulturalist and Workshop member @Adam_W:



6. Enclose your deck or alfresco


Alfresco areas and decks are great for relaxing and entertaining guests. Enclosing or partially covering these spaces can add privacy and help you make the most of them all year. 


Workshop member @Baggs' alfresco extension is a good example. It is insulated and provides privacy and protection from weather.


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Turn your deck or alfresco area into your own private and relaxing retreat by following this step-by-step guide on how to build privacy screening.

Need more help with increasing privacy in your home?

The Bunnings Workshop community can assist with further inspiration and advice on making your home more private. 


Please don’t hesitate to head to hit the Start a discussion button and tell us what you would like to achieve. We’re here to help.


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Retired Team Member
Retired Team Member

These are some great ideas that I can replicate to create privacy in my new home! Awesome article. 




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