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An easy upgrade for any deck: DIY Privacy Panels

Privacy Panels You Can Easily DIY

Looking to upgrade your outdoor space without taking on a major project?

Check out our ultra-easy Privacy Panels from Barrette Outdoor Living! You can transform the look of your space while adding valuable privacy from the neighbors to create a serene outdoor escape right outside your back door.

A cozy, inviting deck with a luxurious deck chair, made private by a white privacy panel railing

Just assemble the frame. Then add the panel of your choice. Boom: Instant privacy.

Step 1:
The frame for a privacy railing
Step 2:
A privacy railing cordoning off a hot tub

Privacy panels come in a wide range of looks, too, from the free-flowing sprig pattern above to the more formal Boardwalk pattern at the top of the page.

For maximum privacy, you can choose the RDI Privacy Panels below. You'll get less of a breeze through your space, but also complete privacy for yard:

A private backyard with privacy panels making the space cozy
A section of RDI privacy panel railing
A pool area separated from a sitting area by a Barrette privacy panel

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A beautiful outdoor couch with privacy railing behind it

Learn more about the basics of deck framing and building in our Deck Framing Guide and learn deck parts and terminology in the DecksDirect Glossary of Deck Terms and Lingo.

Browse more deck design and railing style notes to upgrade your backyard space and deck in the DecksDirect Railing Style Guide: the quickest way to learn if your home is more suited for a classic aluminum deck railing or a showstopping cable rail setup.

The more you know, the better your deck and backyard projects will be! Whether you're looking at a brand new project, a deck update, or a style refresh, give our deck project planners a call at 1-888-824-5316 or send us an email at Our experienced team will help you get the information, products, and tools you need for an awesome deck completely personalized to your needs!