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Need More Privacy in Your Yard? Try This HGTV-Approved Hack

A "Private" sign on an iron gate.
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Wish your outdoor space was a little less “open”? If you can’t spring for a fence at the moment, this far more affordable trick from two well-known HGTV designers will help shield your yard from prying eyes.

According to Lyndsay Lamb and Leslie Davis of HGTV’s Unsellable Houses, privacy in your home and yard is a must. You might think the only way to get it is with a fence, some serious tree planting, or some other difficult DIY project. However, Davis and Lamb’s hack is simple and effective.

“One of the things that Leslie and I love to do is take old windows, hang those around the porch or in the yard,” Lamb told Apartment Therapy. “Create little barriers so that the buyer feels like, oh if I’m hanging out here in my backyard, I do have a little privacy.”

There are tons of instructions on how to achieve this effect, including this one, which suggests looking for windows at salvage yards or antique shops to save cash. You can even make some posts to hang them. While this project does require a bit more than just some nails and paint, according to Lamb and Davis, it’ll definitely be worth it.

Oh, and while you’re out there, you might as well get that garden going, too!

[Via Apartment Therapy]

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