8 Ways To Spice Up Your Fence

Most people don’t realize just how much a fence can change the look of your front yard and your home. It can increase the value of your property as well as identify property lines and be a measure of safety. Fences can truly be works of art if you just add a little bit of imagination to this functional and beautiful fixture. Here are eight ideas to get you on the right track. Western Fence does beautiful custom work, so be sure to call if you need a new fence of almost any kind.

Fencing plays a starring role in the home decor news these days. You’ll see weathered pickets or rugged fence boards ingeniously repurposed as living room wall art or headboards for the bedroom. But sometimes a fence is just a fence – not something to be recycled, but an actual structure that provides privacy, security, and shade to your yard. There’s no reason for this essential item to be boring, though. Here are 8 fences imaginatively decorated by Hometalk members. Try doing one of these projects yourself to delight the eye and perhaps add curb appeal to your home.

1. Marble-Embellished Fence

Here’s a whimsically embellished fence courtesy of Creating Really Awesome Free Things (C.R.A.F.T.). Her mom created the shiny decorations by drilling holes in wooden fencing and wielding a mallet to pound in a jillion children’s marbles. Who else loves the sparkle?

2. Peek a Bark Fence

A privacy fence will keep passersby from peeking in, but what if you have a four-footed somebody who wants to peek out? Joe L cut a hole in his board fence to let his beautiful Sheltie buddy Blaze watch what everyone was doing in the back field. The peek a bark hole is lined with plywood so Blaze’s fur doesn’t snag.

3. DIY Repurposed Tin Can Hanging Planters

Try this cheap and easy way to add charming pops of color to an uninspiring stretch of fence. NewlyWoodwards hung her fence with spray-painted tin cans full of flowers. Voila! Instant rustic planters that brighten up the landscape on a budget.

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What is Required by the State of Utah to Have a Fence Built?

A fence is a fantastic addition to any home! With literally infinite
styles and designs to choose from you are sure to find a fence that
enhances the curb appeal and overall tone of your house. More so the
fence has been providing families with the added benefit of privacy
since the dawn of time.

Depending on which state you live in
there are different regulation set for the building of a fence on your
property. Utah state regulations can sometimes be a bit cloudy, but
Western Fence Co has done the leg work for you! We brought you some of
the most commonly asked questions about fencing regulations and the
regulations themselves!

Rest assured when dealing with Western
Fence Company we will always make sure that all Utah State permits are
obtained and all restrictions followed. Its our job to know these ins
and outs! We just think its helpful for you to have the answers too 🙂

The installation of a fence requires a permit from Building Services.
“Fence” means a structure erected to provide privacy or security which
defines a private space and may enhance the design of individual sites. A
wall or similar barrier is also considered to be a fence. The fee for
most residential fences is $33.00. However, fences exceeding 6′ in
height require additional construction code review and fall under the
general permit fee schedule for construction.

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How to Pick the Correct Fence for Your Home

There are many types of fences out there and picking one that goes with
the styling of your home can be a bit difficult. Utilizing articles like
the one below you can begin to compare looks versus purpose. If you
have a set of nosy neighbors it may be more important for you to have a
tall fence that you can not see through to keep peoples attention where
it needs to be. However if you have nothing but a great relationship
with your neighbors you might want to look for a more decorative look
for your fence.

When it comes to choosing a fence for your home, you should always
consider the style of your home itself. If you end up choosing a fence
that compliments your home and works cohesively with the style, you can
easily skyrocket the value of your home by adding to its curb appeal.

So whether you’re selling your home or just in search of ways to add
to its aesthetic, here are some fencing options for various styles of
homes.

For the Contemporary Home: Horizontal Wood Fence

If you have a contemporary, ultra-modern home, you certainly want to
be careful when choosing the type of fence to install. Be sure that the
fence you go with is just as modern as the home itself.

A wise choice might be to go with the classic stained wooden fence,
but opt for the more modern, contemporary version with horizontal wood
instead of vertical. The right stain can provide an attractive contrast
to the white siding or glass that makes up the exterior of your modern
home.

Commonly these kinds of fences provide added privacy for the modern glass that likely encompasses your contemporary abode.

For The Colonial Home: White Picket Fence

If you have a colonial home that is representative of the classic
American residence, a classic white picket fence might be just the right
choice. These modest and low-laying fences can offer just the contrast
needed to make your house “pop” against its neighbors, instantly
skyrocketing your home’s appeal.

Typically these types of fences are made of wood and painted white,
with a charming gate and walkway that leads to the front entrance of the
home. This acts to highlight the home’s entrance as the focal point as
well, giving your home an added visual aesthetic.

For practicality, however, you can opt for vinyl fencing that is
virtually identical to the wooden white picket fence, but does not
require painting or repainting. Vinyl may initially cost more than wood,
but being much easier to maintain, would likely be more cost-effective
over time.

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12 Upkeep Ideas To Add Curb Appeal

When you are looking to sell or possibly rent out a property one of the
main determining factors for the success of your sale is curb appeal, or
how your property looks at first glance and first impressions. This article outlines some great ways to add visual appeal to your property.
Many times a beautiful flower garden or wrought Iron fence can be a
major reason for purchase from a potential buyer.

 
1. Remember all those outdoor fixup projects you put off last winter,
waiting for the warm summer months? Well, summer’s here and it’s time to
think about getting some repairs in while the temperatures are still
agreeable. Keeping your home in tip-top shape not only adds to its curb
appeal but it saves you money as you ward off more expensive fixes down
the road.

But look at it this way: Spend a couple of weekends
outside, basking in the beautiful weather, and make sure your home looks
fantastic while you can still enjoy its charms. Soon enough, it will be
time to pack it up and head inside.

2. One of the simplest but most satisfying fixups you can do is to make
your windows sparkle and shine, letting in clear summer light. Make the
job easier by learning from a professional in How to Clean Windows Like a Pro.

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