A good fence is one of the best ways to keep your home and your property safe. It can discourage would-be thieves and intruders from getting close to your home, to either break in or to check inside to see if anything is worth stealing. It can also keep your pets inside and protect children from getting near a pool unattended. One drawback to many fencing options is that they can be a bit drab and impersonal, so consider a few quick tips for dressing up the fence around your property.
1. Add frames or panels to a chain link fence.
A chain link fence is very easy and affordable to install. However, it may seem a bit industrial and drab. One way to dress up a chain link fence is to add a frame to the top and bottom of the fence. A thick slab of wood can add visual interest to the fence and make it seem more homey.
You can also dress up a chain link fence by adding panels every few sections. A wood panel can break up the look of the metal, add some privacy to your space, and also make your space seem warmer.
2. Powder coat metal fences.
Metal fences are also very private and secure, but they too can look a bit industrial and impersonal. One way to improve their look is to have them powder coated. This is like a paint job but powder coating is applied with heat so it lasts longer and is more durable. Many powder coatings are available in a variety of colors and finishes, so you can create a personalized look very quickly and easily.
3. Add a lattice border or panel to wood fences.
One way to add personality and style to a plain wood fence is with a lattice border. This is made with slats in a crisscross design and these too can add visual interest. You might add a lattice border to the top of your fence to make the space seem more open, or create a lattice panel that you add every few sections.
4. Use bricks, stones, or wood slabs for posts
Another way to add visual interest to a glass fence, chain link fence, or mesh fence is to use bricks, stones, or wood slabs for posts. These can also create the look of a frame for your fence and break up the use of one material. Bricks, stones and wood are natural materials that can make your property seem more homey and inviting and are a great choice for adding personality and charm.
My name is Sara Jenkins and I am the daughter of a plumber. As a young girl, I was not very impressed by what my father did for a living, but I loved spending time with him so I was thrilled each time he asked me to help with a repair around the house. What I didn't realize at the time was that my father was teaching me skills that would prove incredibly useful in my adult life. Today, thanks to him, I have completed a long list of plumbing jobs in my own home without the need to hire a contractor. This blog is my way of saying thank you to him by sharing all of the things that he has taught me about home repairs and construction.