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5 Smart Ways to Protect Your Home’s Privacy

Sep 4 2015

You’re probably aware of what’s going on inside your home, and that your invited visitors will respect any offhand (read: colorful) comments you may make and keep them private. But what about those prying eyes outside? recently published an article on how any home can be made safer from prying eyes, whether your home is a small Manhattan studio or a McMansion in Vienna, Virginia. Not to sound too paranoid, but a lot can be seen from outside my own home at night — it’s kind of like being in a fishbowl.

But being exposed doesn’t necessarily mean you can start building a fence, constructing a wall, or planting tall trees. Local ordinances may specify how high walls in your area can be, what materials you can use, and where entry doors must be located.

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