Making your home visually stand out against the rest of your homes in your neighborhood can be challenging, especially if you don’t know where to start. Improving your curb appeal can be done in a number of different ways, but one of the easiest places to start that has the biggest impact on your home’s appearance is choosing the right fencing for your home. Here are just a few ways you can use fencing to compliment a home and improve your home’s exterior appearance.

  • Keeping it colorful: When selecting your fence, there’s no reason you have to settle for the standard white picket. Get creative with your fence’s appearance; make use of bright or unique colors, choose a different material, or otherwise use your fence to draw visual interest to your home.
  • Big fence, big statement: Changing your fence’s height can completely change the look of your yard and your home’s exterior. Just make sure to be aware of your local requirements for fence heights, as after a certain height you’ll need a work permit to install them. Additionally, be careful with your fence placement. Different jurisdictions may require residential fencing to be set two, four, six, or eight inches from the property line.
  • Making an entrance: When picking out a fence, don’t forget to also select an interesting entrance gate to match. You can either pick out your entrance gates to match with the rest of your fencing, or pick one that will make a statement and stand out against the rest of your residential fence.
  • Going green: For those with a green thumb, a fence can be just another gardening opportunity waiting to happen. Look for English lattice fences if you want to extend your landscaping options; choosing the right kind of fence gives you the option of planting greenery that will grow up your fence, giving it a unique and natural look.

Looking for other creative ways to make your residential fencing stand out in your neighborhood? Contact Durham Fence Co. for more information on residential fencing options for your home, from traditional wood fences to pool enclosures and more.