There is a well-known saying here in Australia that your castle is your home and so it is a place where you and your family should feel safe and it is a location where you’re going to spend a great deal of your time. Everyone wants more privacy in their lives not only when they are surfing the Internet but when they are leading their daily activities. If you have bought a property that is quite close to your neighbours and they are either side of you and across the road from you, then it’s really difficult to get the much needed privacy that you want. You are pretty much in an impossible situation because every time you look out of the window of your property, there is always someone invariably looking right back at you. This is the downside to living in housing developments were there are 20 or more homes.
Nobody is suggesting that you sell up and move somewhere else because there are many ways to provide you and your family with some much needed privacy. It doesn’t have to cost a great deal of money to make the changes that need to be made and you can get privacy in 48 hours from now if you just follow the following tips.
- Cover your windows – This is such a simple thing to put into place and by adding some blinds to your windows, they can help to keep out prying eyes and they can be opened and closed with ease. These are definitely not going to break the bank and they come in many different colours and many different patterns and designs.
- Insulate your home – There are many ways to do this but one of the cheapest is to add some curtains to the windows and doors that will help to keep the cold outside where it should be and it keeps the warm air inside that your boiler has been working hard to produce. Curtains are also a fantastic way to insulated your home from the many sounds that come from the streets outside.
- Add more security – Taking security measures will definitely provide you with more privacy because of people see that you’ve taken the time to add things like security cameras and alarm systems then they will know that you value your privacy. Another excellent way to protect your Windows and doors is to add some shutters.
You can also create more space for yourself and your family by installing awnings outside your property and so this will help to protect you from the elements while also providing you with some privacy to have a barbecue and drinks with friends.