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 neighbors from peering into your yard.
No fence? No problem. See 20 Ideas for Better Backyard Privacy.
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.
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 ordinances to understand the regulations and find out if any permits are required.
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’.
Extending Standard Fence
This fence is from my mother’s garden.
There was a fairly low 4-foot fence between houses. To raise the height, the posts were extended, and new boards were added at alternating lengths.
Screen on Fence
These screens also have vines growing up them:
There are plenty more privacy ideas here: 20 Ideas for Better Backyard Privacy.
~Melissa the Empress of Dirt ♛
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