When it comes to making your balcony or outdoor area a bit more private or hidden from your neighbors, there’s no need to spend a fortune, especially if you don’t have the budget for it.

With a bit of planning and DIY, there are plenty of ways to block your neighbor’s view without breaking the bank.

- Can be tailored to your exact size needs - Can be temporary or permanent

The Advantages of a Cheap Privacy Option

DIY Lattice Screen

The main point of a DIY lattice privacy screen is to grow plants up it. As such, it’d be ideal for a balcony or for hiding a hot tub from view.

Plants, plants, and more plants

You can simply grow tall plants in pots to shelter whatever you’re trying to cover. Big, bushy plants like bamboo work great.

Folding Canvas Screen

The advantage of this DIY privacy screen is that you can fold it up when not in use.

DIY bamboo Fence

The easiest things to use for a DIY privacy fence are bamboo canes or reeds. They’re inexpensive and easy to fix together into whatever shape, pattern and size you need.

Tree Branch Screen

You’ll need fairly straight branches, but a bit of bend in them will add character. For even better results, use driftwood gathered from a beach.

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