Everyone needs a little privacy sometimes, right? Don’t get me wrong, the neighbors we’ve met so far seem cool. It’s just…well, it’s the house.
|Lots of natural light||Seller took most window shades|
|Somewhat open floor plan||When standing in any room, can be seen through windows of at minimum two rooms|
|The views to the outside are lovely||The views from the outside are probably not quite as nice
|Neighbors are great||Don’t want to know neighbors intimately|
The front door provided a challenge.
See? Absolutely nooooo privacy. We wanted privacy but not at the cost of daylight. Plus, T would not allow a door curtain – she even patched in the holes on the inside of the door where I presume one once hung.
Instead, we tried this stuff:
It’s a plastic film that we got at Home Depot that’s meant to emulate etched glass. All we did was measure the panes, slice the film with a razor, peel off the paper backing, and apply it to a wet window (on the inside, of course).
And here’s the after:
We used a plastic spackling tool to rub out the air bubbles. The best part about this stuff is that it peels right off when you’re done with it. Plus, it comes in lots of different designs—we just liked the simplicity of plain etched glass.
We like that it lets in lots of light…
…but no stares. Here’s a view from the front yard taken at night:
Now…off to measure all those windows!