Maximizing Privacy in Your Knoxville Custom Home Design

Maximizing Privacy in Your Knoxville Custom Home Design

Privacy is near and dear to all of us. After all, we all want a home where we feel safe and secure, without prying eyes or disturbances. We know how important this aspect is to any homeowner, but especially one building a custom home.

At Red Door Homes, we’re committed to helping you blend as many aspects of privacy into your new home as possible. Below, we’ll share some of our top tips for creating a private, cozy space away from the world.

Understanding Privacy in Home Design

Home privacy is about making your space feel safe and personal. It isn’t just about keeping the outside world out - it’s also about creating a home where you and your loved ones can have their own spaces inside.

Having our own space is important, and gives us a part of our home to make our own. Building a custom home is about finding the right balance between privacy and openness.

Things to Consider

There are several different aspects to consider before building any custom home, as there are many different ways to improve your home’s privacy. Here are some of the biggest things to consider:

Lot Selection

One of the most important decisions you make when building a home is choosing a lot. Look for a lot that is secluded or has some natural features like hills or trees surrounding it. Then, thoughtfully choose the spot to build your home on. Sometimes, the specific place you build on your lot can make all the difference.

Strategic Landscaping

If you don’t have much seclusion in your lot, you can still use some landscaping to give yourself more privacy. A well-placed garden or some nice hedges can naturally separate you from the outside world, in addition to bringing some beauty to your surroundings!


The layout and design of your home itself can make it more private. Consider where windows and doors are placed, as well as how your living areas are structured. Clever architectural details like dividers and hallways can also keep your home feeling more private and unique.

Interior Design

Finally, consider the way your home’s rooms are laid out. Try to give each room its own space outside of communal areas and other bedrooms. You can also design living spaces to be more open, so they’re distinct from the surrounding private bedrooms.

Modern Solutions for Privacy

In addition to the above home design tips, there are a few other ways you can keep your home feeling more private.

For one, we live in a technology-driven era. There is a lot of technology out there that can help you make your home feel more private, such as automatic blinds and security systems. From smart locks to alarm systems, there are many things you can do to feel more secure in your home.

Noise control is another big part of keeping your home peaceful. Consider soundproofing shared walls or floors to keep neighboring individuals from bothering one another. Choosing the right materials at the start is important to keep sounds where they belong.

We also recommend considering lighting when building your secluded home. Privacy doesn’t mean living in the dark, after all! One-way windows can let sunlight in while keeping prying eyes out, as can skylights. Warm lighting from lamps can also help brighten your home without compromising on privacy or comfort.

Final Thoughts

Our homes are often our safe place away from the stress of the outside world, and places we want to keep secure. There are few things in this world as valuable as feeling safe in our own homes. Remember: There are many things you can do to make your home feel more private, no matter where you live. Talk to your home builder about your concerns to build a home perfect for you.

At Red Door Homes, we would love to help you make your dream home a reality. Reach out to us today to learn more about how we can help you build the sanctuary of your dreams.


How can I make my home private without feeling cut off?

What we’ve learned is that it’s all about finding the right balance. Design your home with private spaces and open, inviting areas to make it welcome to everyone. Thinking carefully about landscaping and layout can give you everything you need without making you feel isolated.

Can I add privacy features after my home is built?

Absolutely! Though it may be easier to add privacy features during the building process, there are still things you can do to make it private after it is already built. Consider adding technology like smart blinds or security cameras, or adding in a fence or tall hedges after moving in.

How can I add privacy while still saving money?

Keeping your home private and secure doesn’t have to be expensive. Simple solutions like positioning fences just right, or choosing the right spot for hedges can make a big difference without costing you a ton of money. Simple curtains throughout your home can also help you feel more secure.

How can I keep my home private if I’m in a busy urban area?

Even in densely populated areas, there are ways to maintain your privacy. Consider using frosted or textured glass for windows facing the street, or building privacy screens. Soundproofing your walls can also help keep outside noises out where they belong.

How does Red Door Homes work with me to build privacy into my home design?

The Red Door Homes Process starts with understanding your needs and preferences. Then, we consider these needs throughout the design process, from choosing a floor plan to landscaping and interior features. We always want to make sure that the final design embraces your vision for a comfortable home.


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