Enjoying your backyard outdoor living space is wonderful. But when it becomes a “stage” for your nearby neighbors to see, well then, something needs to be done to ensure some modicum of privacy.
After all, just because you’re outside doesn’t mean your outdoor living activities and festivities need to become a reality show…
CALL ARCHADECK FOR PRIVACY OPTIONS FOR YOUR OUTDOOR LIVING SPACE
Reminiscent of a multi-level outdoor living luxury patio and hardscape space that you would see in the movies, this one had one thing missing. Privacy. So when the family connected with Archadeck of Austin designer, Jim Schallon, he knew exactly what was needed.
CMU to the rescue – or a Concrete Masonry Unit Wall.
Concrete masonry units are made from a mixture of Portland cement and aggregates under controlled conditions. The units can be made to various dimensions, but typically have face dimensions of 8 inches high by 16 inches wide.
Portland cement is the most common type of cement in general use around the world as a basic ingredient of concrete, mortar, stucco and non-specialty grout. It was developed from other types of hydraulic lime in England in the early 19th century by Joseph Aspdin, and is usually made from limestone.
This CMU concrete substructure with stone on both sides now provides a host of benefits for the family to remedy the fact that they were previously feeling “exposed.” They jokingly refer to it as “patio protection.”
Prior to the installation of the outdoor living privacy wall, we added a new overlay on the concrete patio to give it a refreshed look – a worthy host for what was to come atop it.
Typically known as the Georgetown patio and deck experts, this sight-and-sound outdoor barrier was quite fun for our team to design and install. It was a great change of pace – and perspective – for our outdoor living solutions experts.
WHY SHOULD I CONSIDER A CMU CONCRETE MASONRY UNIT WALL FOR MY BACKYARD OUTDOOR LIVING SPACES?
Now that this installation is part of our outdoor luxuries repertoire, we could spend hours talking about its features and benefits. But cutting to the chase, here is what is most important to know.
Privacy: Unless your next door neighbor has x-ray vision like Superman, they will never, ever see you sunbathing on your newly refurbished patio. Period. And if you’re enjoying tunes from your digital device with ear pods, chances are they will never know you’re out there. How’s that for privacy?
Security: Instead of being exposed for all to see, a Concrete Masonry Unit Wall is a great deterrent for possible intrusions. What can’t be seen is automatically protected from wandering eyes and sightlines.
Beauty: One look at the stunning structure of varied geometric shapes and sizes, the varying tones of gold, coral, tan and soft gray are magnificent to see. With such vertical beauty at your side, this privacy solution instantly eliminates the need for privacy landscaping that requires upkeep and eventually possible replacement in years to come. CMU is a one-and-done solution. Actually, here, no maintenance means no maintenance. Just turn you head and enjoy the view and serenity. And at night as the sun sets, the family now enjoys soft illumination cascading down from the cap area on top of the privacy wall.
Functionality: With some creative thinking, you can put your outdoor privacy wall to work. For example, for this family, we added a protected enclosure for an outdoor television. The new CMU now serves as a catalyst for an outdoor entertainment area. As you can see, we also added a recess with custom cedar shutters in order to enclose an outdoor TV. And connected to the home’s Wi-Fi, the family streams the most popular movies and TV series available!
WE’RE READY WHEN YOU ARE TO SOLVE YOUR OUTDOOR LIVING CHALLENGES
Contact Archadeck of Austin today to schedule your free design consultation.
This entry was posted on January 10, 2022 by austinporchandpatio. It was filed under Natural stone outdoor structures, Patio Overlayment, Patios and was tagged with Archadeck of Austin, Concrete Masonry Unit Wall Builders, Georgetown TX custom outdoor living, Georgetown TX custom privacy walls, Georgetown TX Patio Builder, Georgetown TX patio with CMU wall, Georgetown TX Privacy Structures, Privacy wall builders, Unique outdoor living space designs.
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