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4 Sneaky Ways to Maintain Your Home's Privacy

Enjoy your personal space with the help of these ideas

Photography: Kurt Alvarez/ACME Visual Productions Styling: Tala Singson and Dagny Madamba

Privacy is probably one of the most important concerns of homeowners. This is especially important in condominiums and townhouses—wherein units are sometimes too close to each other. Since your home is your sanctuary, it's important that you feel safe and secure once you step inside.

Ensure privacy in your space with these easy must-dos:

Opt for thick curtains

If your unit is facing the street or another unit, it's best to use thick curtains so that people passing by won't be able to look into your home. Don't just pick any thick curtain! Choose a piece that works well with your home's interiors. 

Add dividers

Small spaces are challenging because guests can see the entire home from any area. Dividers come in handy to solve this dilemma. Keep the bedroom private by using curtains as divider or decorative screens. You can do this for the different areas as well. Separate the kitchen from the dining area using a cabinet or a console table.

READ: How to Separate Areas in Your Home

Consider soundproofing your space

Got noisy neighbors? According to design expert Lilli Beth Gelvezon, you can place a sound barrier like a large bookcase or a wooden armoire against a common wall to minimize noise. You can also use thicker curtains or fabric walls to block noise.

READ: 3 Easy Ways to Soundproof Your Bedroom

Bonus Tip: Hide your valuables

If you own prized pieces at home like: antiques and jewelry, it's best to keep them in the bedroom. If it's a decor piece, consider keeping them in a display cabinet.

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