New homes are always gorgeous, but sometimes the yards seem a little empty and unfinished. One way to enhance curb appeal and add character to any new home is with fencing. There is a veritable plethora of fencing options to consider, and while that may seem a bit daunting, here are five hot fencing ideas to help narrow down the field.
French Gothic Fencing: It takes the classic picket fence look and makes a more elegant statement. Each picket rather than coming to a direct point is fashioned to resemble a spear head. For additional style the pickets can be cut in various lengths and assembled to form a scoop pattern between foundation posts. This is an ideal look to encompass the front yard or add an element of class to any garden.
Scalloped Shadow Box Fencing: Putting up a privacy fence can also be about adding character. Shadow box fencing alternates panels affixing them to the inside and outside of the connective railing between foundation posts. This eliminates the sense that there is an inner verses outer side to the fencing, providing uniformity while also providing a more aesthetically pleasing look. The added scalloped top of this fencing is the finishing touch that makes it more than just boundary marking for your yard.
Aluminum fencing: Aluminum provides a less expensive and easier to maintain alternative to wrought iron, while providing the refined look that wrought iron brings to mind. It can be styled with pressed point pickets, smooth topped without exposing pickets, or a variety of other ways to provide a visually pleasing and safe fence around your yard. With aluminum there is no concern of rust, and color coatings can be added to provide extra protection as well as a more pleasing appearance.
Vinyl Privacy Fencing: Vinyl is a durable material ideal as an alternative for wood for privacy fence construction. It can be fashioned with various textures to resemble wood grain or wicker, and can be colored to match or complement your home. Being vinyl also means that a quick spray with the hose will clean dirt off quickly and easily. No need to worry about wood rot, or rusting.
Colored Chain-link Fencing: Many residential areas abound with chain-link fencing due to its wide availability and low cost. However, many home owners do not take advantage of the availability of colored chain-link fencing. Colors such as black, brown, green, and white can provide a better look than the standard grey metal finish.
When thinking about the type of fencing that would suit your home best, consider whether your fencing will be purely ornamental or if it will need to provide a sturdy barrier to keep children and pets safe. Also the type of material used to construct the fencing may be important when you consider maintenance and how well it will withstand weathering.