Determining the Right Fence for Your Home Without Destroying Its Appeal

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Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Hearthside

 

Many homeowners consider a fence around their property for a variety of reasons, whether it's to keep the dog in the yard or to maintain privacy. However, the wrong fence can entirely change the look of your property and make a beautiful yard a bit of an eyesore. If you're trying to determine what kind of fence will work for your home, here are some tips before you start to dig in the dirt.

What's Your Fence For?

Before deciding what kind of material to use, it's important to know what type of utility you want for your fence. While a stone fence may be elegant and offer a lot of privacy, it can also be quite expensive; on the other hand, a wooden fence may be more affordable, but it can deteriorate over time. It's entirely possible you have a material you've already decided upon but ensure that it's something that will live up to your expectations and have the functionality you're looking for.

What's Your Home's Style?

An imposing stone fence may be the style that instantly draws you, but if you have a relatively unassuming home or a more whimsical style, it can be a bit much for what your home. Instead of basing your fence purchase around the budget you can afford and the style you like, ensure that it will complement the style of your home and the yards surrounding yours so there is no marked contrast between your fence and the rest of your property.

What's the Neighborhood Vibe?

Most neighborhoods have a distinct style, so to get some ideas for what type of fence will work with your property, look around your local area. There will likely be homes that look similar to yours and they may be able to give you a good idea of what options you have when it comes to fencing. You'll also want to take note of how particular fences look around the gardens and patios of other homes, as these are features you won't want to obscure.

There are many fences available on the market that serve every purpose, but it's important to be aware of what will work for your property so you can make a good aesthetic decision. If you're currently renovating your home in Bucks County, please contact me Martin Millner,  I can answer any questions you may have about selling or buying real estate in Bucks County .

 

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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
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Good morning, Martin Millner good post and much to think about before deciding on the type of fence to purchase....this topic is not often discussed and it should be....

Mar 26, 2019 06:28 AM #1
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Michele Cadogan-Cell 917-861-9166
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Good afternoon     I agree with our associate above that the idea of a fence is not one we often discuss.  However just like landscaping, front doors and windows , the right fence can add to a homes curb appeal.  I've bookmarked this post to share with our new associates to add to their marketing tool box.  Sometimes after a showing and they are standing out side of the home with their buyers it maybe a good idea to stand across the street  and take in the whole picture of the home with the fence framing the property. 

 

Thanks

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