Shared condominium patios and balconies can be a great way for neighbors to interact and come together in recreation. However, for the same reasons, they can also be a place people avoid due to lack of privacy and quiet.
That’s why some shared condo spaces are sometimes partitioned with screens and other types of dividers. Some of these partitions are subtle, such as a row of planters containing small trees or shrubs. Others are more substantial and prevent neighbors from even being able to see one another at all.
There are numerous ways to partition a shared condominium space, whether a patio or balcony, and some of these we’ve detailed below.
1. Bamboo screens
Bamboo screens are an attractive and cost-effective way to divide a shared patio or balcony area. Bamboo is a highly renewable resource due to its speed of growth, which makes it cheaper than a lot of similar materials. However, bamboo is sensitive to humidity and susceptible to water damage. It’s also flimsy in strong winds and does little to reduce ambient sounds.
2. Cinder blocks, brick, or concrete walls
Cinder block, brick, or concrete walls are a highly durable option for partitioning certain shared condominium patios. They provide a more solid boundary between spaces and can be painted and accessorized, including with tiles. That said, it can be extra difficult to get permission to build such structures and also more expensive. They can potentially reduce existing floor space and light sources as well.
3. Fabric screens
Fabric screens can provide highly decorative partitions on a shared balcony area. They come in numerous designs which can suit just about any setting or personal taste. Many are easily adjustable and can be taken down when a shared space is temporarily desired. However, they don’t hold up well in bad weather. They can also be difficult for the occupants to clean and don’t provide much of a sound barrier.
4. Frosted glass screens
Frosted glass screens particularly suit more contemporary condominium settings. They are highly durable and easily to clean, and require little in the way of upkeep. The frosted effect still allows plenty of light through the glass. While looking tidy enough, frosted glass can look out of place and a little too industrial for many condo patios. You can also still see the silhouettes of people on the other side.
5. Wood fencing
Wood fencing is a common material used for partitions. It is available in a wide variety of styles and colors and can be painted. Wood, however, is subject to fading, mold and mildew, warping and insect infestations making it less than ideal in many environments.
6. Trellis screens
Trellis screens allow you to use plants and shrubs as an effective divider of a condominium patio space. While the screens themselves are usually made of wire mesh or lattice-work, once the greenery has established itself, the benefits are many. A wall of greenery not only looks beautiful but also reduces ambient sounds, improves air quality, boosts mental positivity, and creates privacy. They also lend themselves well to bespoke lighting effects and can be complemented with planters.
7. Wall screens
Covrit wall screens provide all the benefits of bamboo, brick, fabric, and frosted glass screens but without many of their associated drawbacks. Available in a variety of materials including natural wood, steel, and PVC. Covrit screens offer strong, durable, and attractive ways to partition a shared condo patio or balcony. They’re available in a wide range of colors to suit different building designs and wall tones, and can be fitted with minimal floor space wastage.
At CityScapes we can help you with the final two options – trellis screens and wall screens. Our NatureScreen and Covrit product ranges offer a diverse array of choices when it comes to appearance, size, materials, and fittings. From small condo balcony dividers to larger shared patio area screens, there’s something to tastefully partition every type of shared condominium space.