If you want to make a fence taller for privacy, these fence extension ideas will help. There are several ways to add height to an existing fence, and block out your neighbours from peering into your yard.
You can also find more creative ideas for fences here.
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Extend Your Fence for Privacy
Want more privacy in your yard but don’t want to replace the fence? Have a look at these ideas for extending the fence you have to block out your neighbours. While trees, vines, and shrubs may be nice in the long run, adding onto a fence or screen is a fast way to get privacy now.
These photos were taken on local garden tours. Before you build anything, check your local bylaws and ordinaces to understand the regulations and find out if any permits are required.
Privacy Screen In The Yard
This first one is set a few feet from the property line and the wood supports lean on the smaller fence behind it. If there are fence height regulations where you live, this is a good workaround.
This is a really good choice if you are trying to block out the view from a taller building. By setting the screen in from the property line, you will actually provide more privacy from than you would if your fence was taller.
This square grid lattice provides some privacy (and shade) but also allows good air circulation:
Extend Fence Posts
In this next one, they extended the support posts of the fence and added homemade lattice to the top section. Vines will eventually fill it in:
This shows how the post extensions were attached:
This metal hardware is called a ‘tie plate’. You can see them here at Amazon.com.
Screen on Fence
These screens also have vines growing up them:
Screen Panels in Yard
Here lattice was framed and suspended from chains from a structure made of 4×4’s:
Freestanding Divider Screen
This large scale lattice was used to provide a divider between the sitting area and the lawns:
High Density Lattice
High density lattice walls and an arbour conceal the compost area:
Here’s one more view of the hanging screens:
Some improve privacy, others simply add vertical interest to the garden.
I hope you found some ideas for your garden.
~Melissa the Empress of Dirt ♛