Privacy Improvements for Your Glass Panel Balcony
If you thought a balcony privacy screen was the only way to keep nosy neighbours from peering into your home, then prepare to be amazed by our list of privacy improvements you can make to your balcony.
Privacy Ideas for Your Glass Balcony
We went straight to the experts over at Ultralox Rail for their advice on improving the privacy of your glass panel balcony.
Spanning up to 1828mm, each panel can accept full tempered glass from your local supplier.
Sporting an AAMA 2604 powder coat finish, Ultralox Rails are some of the most durable available.
That being said, Whether you choose pickets or a glass infill, they are still see-through, so we asked them for privacy ideas for glass balconies, and they delivered.
1. Frosted Glass Film
Privacy is easy to achieve by installing frosted glass film onto your glass panels.
Inexpensive and completely unobtrusive, the frosted film will transform your glass panels from transparent to opaque for optimum privacy and style while still letting enough light pass through to avoid unnecessary shadows.
Easy to maintain and even easier to remove, if you change your mind later, frosted glass film is an ideal solution to improving the privacy of your glass panel balcony.
2. Installing a Balcony Privacy Screen
Apartment dwellers will be very aware of how balconies can vary between properties.
No matter how big your balcony is, you could probably benefit from installing a privacy screen.
As for options, you’ll need to decide on a permanent install or something more flexible.
Permanent balcony screens can be made from various materials, including timber or metal, with bamboo being a popular choice for its zen-aesthetic.
For those renting, flexible screening is likely your only option, so you’ll need to get creative. Luckily, we’ve got you covered.
3. Growing a Balcony Garden
Just because you live in an apartment doesn’t mean you can’t still have a garden.
And what better way to surround yourself with nature than with a balcony garden that doubles as a privacy screen.
Definitely, one of the more beautiful ideas on our list, decorating your balcony with plants, will block nosy neighbours while providing you with a floral sanctuary.
4. Plant Some Trees
Going a bit beyond a humble balcony garden, planting some trees may seem a step too far, but potted trees are typically easier to look after than your humble garden plant.
Create a tiny forest along your glass balcony fence to maintain your private oasis.
Just be aware that you’ll need a bit of space to accommodate the size of the pots, so get out the measuring tape and see if you can make your balcony greener.
5. Fake & Faux Flora
If you can’t be bothered with the trees, then consider installing some faux ivy screens instead.
Use it to cover your balcony railing or create a fully functional privacy curtain. Speaking of curtains…
6. Outdoor Curtains
We use curtains to block out sunlight from windows, so why not do the same for your balcony.
Depending on the style of your balcony, you may need to get creative with how you hang your curtains up, but once installed, it’s easy to transition between an open balcony view and a private alcove.
Ultralox manufactures premium powder-coated aluminum picket and glass balustrade systems for decks, patios with low-maintenance living in mind.
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