There are various reasons why you might be interested in building a custom fence. Maybe your property has unique features that present challenges. Maybe you just want to enhance your curb appeal with something no one else has. In these situations, DIYing a custom fence may be the way to go. Plus, by building your own fence, you will save money on installation, and you’ll take pride in the accomplishment of making something that’s both functional and aesthetically enjoyable for years.
When you take on a DIY fence installation project, a lot of decisions are left entirely up to you. This is great if you already know what to do, but not if you’re stuck wondering which installation method to choose. One of the most important installation decisions to make is how to set your fence posts in the ground. Without secure posts, your fence won’t stand much of a chance against the elements! Let’s explore how to ensure your fence posts stay put.
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 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 […]