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old shuttersPrivacy is such a great thing, and something some people get very little of. We live in a small house, so if one of us wants privacy, we have to go into a different room. Some people might not be so lucky to escape into a different room, or even be able to leave the premises, and that's exactly what privacy screens are for.

A privacy screen can be strategically placed in a large room to give the appearance of two smaller rooms, or even just placed somewhere that you don't want others seeing what you have. If you have a business that has no room for a private office space, a privacy screen can separate you so that your customers aren't all up in your, umm, business. They're also very easy to make and you can find easy instructions and a video at thisoldhouse.com. All you need to make them are some old shutters, hinges, and soft vinyl furniture floor glides that will protect the floor if you decide you need to move your privacy screen.

This project is very easy to do, taking up about 1 or 2 hours of your time. The cost will vary, depending on where you get your shutters and hinges. I would end up painting the shutters to give them a new look, so they don't look like I just got them out of my neighbor's garbage or from the salvage yard.


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  • Jennifer Allan

    Shutters are really useful and worth buying because of security reasons and eco friendly nature. I have preferred using Plantation Shutters which provide benefits of long lasting and child safety.

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