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Home Improvement  /  October 17, 2018

Designs and Tips for Visually Stunning Fences

More than enclosing your home, fences are a great way to enhance the curb appeal of your residential property. If you’re on the fence about fence styles and cannot think of designs other than the run-of-the-mill white picket type, you’re in luck. Handyman Connection® of Boise treats you to these stylish fence design ideas that will surely make your home stand out from the rest of the neighborhood.

Wrought Iron

Painted black, wrought iron fences provide a visually imposing outdoor feature. Wrought iron can be fashioned into intricate patterns that give a nod to Victorian estates. If you’re not a fan of ornate metalwork, you may choose simple, wrought iron bars with spikes on top. Either way, wrought iron fences offer durability and unparalleled elegance.

Ideally, wrought iron fences should be five to six feet tall. The imposing height will greatly enhance the stately appearance of this particular fence style.

Unconventional Materials

If you’re not too concerned about privacy, fences that are two to three feet tall should suffice. Up the design ante by using unconventional materials like chalkboard, which can be  incorporated into an otherwise plain wooden fence. Don’t be afraid to experiment with two seemingly contrasting materials, such as a stone-and-metal structure, which is perfect for contemporary homes. Wood and copper are also a good fence material combination as they perfectly balance each other out.

Break the Monotony

Instead of a humdrum fence that spans your outdoor perimeter at a uniform height, install a fence that has varying heights at different spots. This design hack makes your fence visually interesting. You can also break the monotony by installing visual breaks. If you have a concrete fence, provide visual relief by installing several vertical rods every few feet or so. Wooden fences are a safe choice, but you can elevate their look simply by painting them with a flattering color.

Handyman Connection of Boise is no stranger to installing great-looking fences. You can count on us to do the job right. Contact us at (208) 268-0088.

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