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How to Create Private Spaces in Your Home

Annoyed mother wanting children to leave her alone

In today’s busy, stressful world, sometimes we need a little privacy. We need a place to sit in peace and quiet, out of sight, and without any additional noise.

The problem is that many homes are built for everyone to gather together in large, open spaces without the need for some solo time. If your home lacks privacy, here are a few ideas to fix that.

Add French Doors

It may sound too obvious, but installing French doors to an office or dining area will make the room look and feel separate from the rest of the home and give you the extra privacy you need.

Using French doors won’t make the space feel small or closed in since you can still see into other rooms in your home. However, having the doors closed will alert other family members that you need some privacy.

French doors leading into home office make it a nice private space

Soundproofing in Your Private Space

If outside noise, either from the street or other family members, makes it hard to concentrate, consider adding soundproofing to your room. To do so, add weather stripping to windows and exterior doors.

This will keep outdoor noise from entering your private space. Next, you could install heavy-duty insulation to block out even more noise. Lastly, you should consider the type of flooring you have in your space. Adding carpet could help reduce noise as well while making the space feel more cozy.

Bookcases as Room Dividers

Open-shelf bookcases add a nice layer of texture to a space and can also act as a room divider. Installing a bookcase in an open-concept living room can create a separate zone where one family member may be watching TV while another is working on homework.

The bookcase is also a functional item that can store your books, photos, and other knick-knacks and will add character to your space while providing privacy.

Frosted Windows

Do you have a window in your bathroom you don’t want to part with, but you also don’t want the whole neighborhood to see you while you’re in the bathtub? Frosted windows will do the trick! Frosted windows will allow for sunlight to enter your bathroom while blocking the view from outside. This way, you can enjoy your soak in the tub in peace.

Retractable Blinds

If frosted windows won’t do the trick, you could consider installing retractable blinds in your home. These stylish window coverings will allow you to have light when you want it but can easily be lowered when you need more privacy. Retractable blinds come in a broad range of colors and styles and will be a great addition to your living space.

Do you need help making a private space in your home? We can help! Give us a call so we can put a plan together.

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