When you get a new fence, you can’t just think about yourself—you have to consider your surrounding neighbors. If the type of fence you want is permitted in your neighborhood, you may feel you have the greenlight to install it. However, your fence may be in your yard, but your neighbors are still going to see it every day from their yards or windows. There are a few rules of fence etiquette you should keep in mind before you go forward with the installation.
Are you sick of gray, winter days and barren landscapes? Do you long for spring and summer when the world seems lush and colorful? Has your significant other caught you gazing out the window, daydreaming of your perfect backyard?
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo was released in 2014 and many of the people who read it did, indeed, find it life-changing. In the book, Kondo details her method, known as Konmari, to determine what you no longer need and be able to release it, therefore decluttering your home and only allowing things which “spark joy” to remain.
Robert Frost wrote that good fences make good neighbors, but it might be more accurate to say good fence etiquette makes good neighbors. When a neighbor’s fence conflicts with your own design goals or infringes on your property lines, it may begin an ongoing struggle with your neighbors over the proper use of your adjoining […]
What’s the purpose of a fence? At first, the answer may seem obvious. When you think of a fence, you’re likely imagining a designated border around your property. Depending on the purpose of your fence–for instance, containment for the safety of your kids or pets–then you may require a secure fence that wraps around your […]
When you take on a DIY fence project, a lot of decisions are left entirely up to you. This means you can do the installation however you want–which is great if you already know what to do. However, you may be stuck wondering if you’re making the best choices when it comes to the installation […]
When you tear down your old wood fence, you may turn all of your focus to replacing it with a shiny new one. Getting a new fence is certainly an exciting project whether you’re working with a contractor or doing it yourself. However, that’s no reason to completely forget about your trusty old fence. Certainly, […]
Has your fence reached the end of its days? Sometimes, there’s no denying it: wood is rotting, warping, or has been otherwise damaged by the weather, and there’s no hope for repair. Maybe your trusty fence has served your home for many years and it’s hard to say goodbye…or maybe that fence was put up […]
Split rail fences are the simplest and most economical type of fence. They are traditionally used in agricultural settings, but they’ve become extremely popular in suburban yards recently. Split rail fences are not particularly secure, so they are generally installed as decorative fences, used to create a border around an area. However, by covering the […]
Exited to begin building your own fence, but not sure where to begin? Planning everything right from the start is crucial to completing a successful DIY fencing project. To reduce the risk of expensive or time-consuming setbacks, read on for our helpful fence-building tips.