How To Have A One-Of-A-Kind Fence
There are so many decisions to be made when ordering a new fence. Take your time and know what you’re getting into when making such important decisions.
Following the crowd has its advantages and disadvantages. Nobody wants to be a cookie-cutter copy of someone else, but sometimes our neighbors are onto something great that would make our lives better, too. For example, your neighbors may have just purchased a beautiful, classic aluminum fence. You’ve heard them brag about the minimal upkeep and the sleek finish, along with the surprising affordability of the parts. Your neighbors even installed the fence themselves, without needing to hire professionals!
Seeing all of these great aspects of metal fencing panels, you will be ready to take the plunge, too. But how will you forge your own path to make your aluminum fence unique? Thankfully, there are plenty of ways to make your fence your own.
Metal fencing panels come in different sizes, colors and styles. There are three simple ways you can make your fence different from the neighboring fence. The styles include changes that you can make to the size of the pickets (including the empty space between), the tops, and any additions to the entryways.
When choosing the style, remember that this is something you will want to be sure you will like for years to come. That’s because aluminum is not only a good-looking fencing material, but it also creates fencing that is strong, sturdy and built to last. There is a powder coating on the aluminum that helps it stay in such great shape year after year, and it only needs to be washed between seasons to keep it looking great.
Now is where the fun comes in and how you can really make your fence your own. Utilize different external additions to the fence area, such as unique landscaping or additional décor such as birdhouses and hanging baskets.
Landscaping can be as simple or as ornate as you wish. Many people choose plants, shrubs or flowers that emphasize the fence design. For example, a tall fence looks great with tall shrubbery or small tress dotted around it. Certain vines can also create quite a nice look. Don’t be afraid to experiment with objects such as birdhouses, planters or even art pieces like sculptures. These can really add something personal to your outdoor space that creates a welcoming environment.
Lighting the Way
Your fence may look amazing in the daytime, but now consider ways to make it look just as great once the sun goes down. There are some great lighting options that you don’t even need to plug in. Solar-powered lights come in a variety of shapes, sizes and designs, and they can showcase your fence even in the dark.
Depending on the style and look you want, you could consider fairy lights woven through the pickets or even lanterns hung on posts nearby. Not only does lighting look great around the fence, but it also helps with the safety and security for your property.
You can have the outdoor space of your dreams with plenty of personal touches that really make it pop. All you need to do is put some additional finishing touches on the already strong and sturdy metal fencing panels.