Porch + Patio Privacy Fence Ideas

By Kate Riley February 23, 2021

Finally I have my hands on a renovation project! This is a 1200 square foot 2 bedroom 2 bath duplex with a small patio, in need of a top to bottom makeover. I’ll share more “before” pictures in the weeks to come as I tackle these spaces.

Here’s a peek at the rear patio where I’ll be building a privacy fence to enclose this open space and create an outdoor room. There are neighbors on three sides, so a privacy fence makes perfect sense.


My plan is to build one, but I need to submit plans to the homeowner’s association so I’m working on those now. I gathered some inspiring ideas for privacy fences just in case you’re looking to build one too! The slatted versions provide some shade but also allow for airflow.


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stained horizontal slats

patio privacy fence by tell love and party


louvered vertical panels

slatted fence – white picket farmhouse


painted slatted screen

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via karwei



chevron privacy fence


privacy screen with planters

white picket farmhouse

horizontal slatted fence

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vertical slats



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slatted fence and arbor via hunker

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boardwalk 2×4 panel – multiple colors


decorative pattern – freestanding screen


*I’m missing some image sources so if you know please let me know.


  1. Love that you’re going to add useable outdoor space! But when I look at all the crisp painted versions, all I can envision is the maintenance of constantly repainting. If I was a potential buyer, I would certainly appreciate the natural wood versions. Can’t wait to ride along for this makeover!

  2. Kate!
    So excited to journey along side you for this adventure. Seems like forever since you did your last one! Share ALL the pics, living vicariously through you-

  3. Love these ideas for privacy fences. As a carpenter, I love seeing new ideas I could offer to clients. Will definitely be referring people to your post for ideas. The slatted horizontal fence is my favorite.

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