Privacy Fence Ideas to Transform Your Small Outdoor Space

Summer is the best time to enjoy sunny weekends and pleasant evenings in your outdoors. But, what you can do if you have a small outdoor space. If you have a small backyard and want to maximize the amount of room you have while maintaining a comfortable level of privacy, you can use privacy fence ideas.

Privacy Fence Outdoor Fencing Ideas

There are many different types of materials that can be used as well as additional features that can be added to create a one-of-a-kind, unique atmosphere.

What Features Are You Looking For?

privacy-metal-fencePrivacy fences are constructed to obstruct the view of people on the outside of the yard. The type of fencing you choose will determine the level of privacy you receive. The choice will also determine how secure your property is. It is harder for intruders to get through a wrought iron fence, where as a wooden fence may offer privacy but can be easily breached if an intruder wants to gain entrance.



Common Materials Used for Privacy Fences

The type of material you choose will determine how “private” your backyard really is. Some types of fence are more decorative than others, while metal fences often provide the most security. A few of the most common types of materials used for privacy fences include:

  • Wood plank
  • Wrought iron
  • Chain link
  • Brick
  • Hedge and shrubbery

The types of materials you choose will also depend on your budget for the project.

Rules to Follow

When putting up a privacy fence, there are a few rules you should go by. First, check with your city's building commissioner to see if you need a permit to install a privacy fence. This may also dictate the type of material used to construct the fence. You may also have to get permission from your neighbors if the fence is going to directly border their property.

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Ron Frazelle

Ron Frazelle is the Project Manager of La Habra Fence Company, a leading chain link fence company in Southern California for over 65 years. Ron is committed to providing the best customer service, high quality products and quick project completion at the best overall value for his clients. La Habra Fence offers a wide variety of fencing options, including chain link fences, ornamental iron fences, security cages and security gates.