Enjoying your hot tub to the fullest is almost impossible if you know neighbors can look out their windows and see you.
Luckily, there are a number of ways to improve the hot tub privacy of your backyard hot tub installation, while also beautifying your space.
3 Ways To Improve The Hot Tub Privacy of Your Outdoor Hot Tub
Here are our top three suggestions for enhancing your hot tub privacy…
1. Include a Gazebo or Pergola
If you want to add instant class and privacy to your outdoor hot tub installation, a gazebo or a pergola could be just what you’re looking for.
A gazebo is hexagonal or octagonal in shape and is traditionally made of wood with a shingled roof. A pergola is more open.
It is held up by at least four posts and has a crossbeam or lattice roof. Lattice privacy screens can be added on one, two, or three sides of either type of structure, depending on your hot tub privacy needs.
If the sky’s the limit for your budget, then we recommend going all out with a gazebo. Not only can these structures house your hot tub, but you can also build bench seating and storage into them.
A moderate budget may not accommodate a gazebo, but it can build you a stunning pergola. To add extra coverage to lattice walls or the roof, try planting a climbing plant such as ivy or wisteria.
It’s a beautiful way to enhance your hot tub privacy.
2. Use Trees and Plants
You can create a privacy screen for your hot tub with the simple addition of some plants. A wall of trees is not only a very effective way to give you privacy in your spa, it adds a calming lushness to your space.
For a more temporary solution, potted plants can do the trick. Arrange them around your hot tub to form a living wall that will provide you with some hot tub privacy while you soak.
Evergreens such as spruce, thuja, and cypress are ideal as privacy screens because they can be grown so closely together.
If you want something with a more tropical feel, try planting bamboo, tall ornamental grasses or yucca palms in large urns or pots. Blooming bushes such as andromeda or bougainvillea are great choices if you want to add more color.
If you like a more traditional look, you can’t go wrong with boxwood. This shrub can be planted as a hedge or in large pots. Either way, you’ll get a verdant and dense green privacy screen.
3. Add a Privacy Screen
There are many different types of privacy screens from wooden to fabric, but one of the best ways to add some character to your space is with old shutters.
Once painted and screwed together, they can create a rustic screen for your space.
Another idea is a free-standing garden trellis. You can construct your own by building a simple wooden frame and using store-bought lattice for the wall.
Once it’s in place, you can plant your favorite climbing plant to increase your hot tub privacy level.
No matter what route you decide to take, adding privacy to your outdoor hot tub installation is a must. It will allow you to relax and enjoy your space to the fullest.
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