Living in a rental gives you limited opportunity to increase privacy for your family. But, being a homeowner puts you in a different situation because you can make changes at any time. If you are about to apply for a home loan and begin looking at properties in certain neighborhoods, you should consider what features to prioritize to maximize privacy on the inside and outside of your home.
Solid Interior Doors
Privacy is not just about preventing people from being able to see what you are doing. For instance, even if you are in your bedroom with closed doors and windows, other people in the house may be able to hear what is going on inside when the room is ill-equipped. Solid interior doors over hollow ones can help because the solidity will minimize how far sound travels.
Regarding visual privacy, you cannot go wrong with a property that has privacy hedges. These hedges can grow tall and bushy to keep any neighbors or pedestrians from seeing inside. This is an excellent feature whether you want to gain privacy for when your family is in the backyard.
Privacy hedges also help you stay more private inside your home. You may not need to keep the windows that face the backyard closed when you have hedges to provide reliable privacy.
Even if you are not able to find a home with privacy hedges, you can still gain the privacy that you desire with tall and solid fencing. You will want a fence that wraps around your entire backyard to ensure that no one can get a visual on your backyard or inside the home with ease.
Wood and vinyl fences are common options, but you can also find chain-link fences with privacy slats installed to add sufficient privacy. If you find a chain-link fence without these slats on a great property, you may be interested in buying the house and adding the slats once you move in.
If you find homes without privacy features such as privacy hedges or solid fences, you can still get privacy from people that are outside by investing in tinted windows. You may be able to find houses that have tint added to the windows or you can hire professionals to install tinting.
Focusing on certain features will help you during the house hunting process and ensure that you are able to satisfy your family's needs regarding privacy in and out of the home. To learn more, talk with real estate agents in your area.