Choose grilles wisely
Grilles serve important decorative and privacy functions, but in some cases, they might obstruct a cherished view. Keep that in mind when selecting grille patterns and types.
Thanks to the growing availability of unobtrusive window-covering options, homeowners can embrace the outdoors without sacrificing their privacy. Consider a variety of window opacity levels to align with the privacy needs of each space.
Go deckless or use glass or wire railings
While backyard decks remain standard outdoor spaces in many homes, they should be planned with an eye toward emphasizing, not hindering, views. For homes with scenic waterfront or landscape vistas, consider foregoing a central deck or using understated railings to preserve the dramatic view.