When it comes to having a breathtaking backyard, it is easy to finish all the hard work and simply use a basic, standard fence. However, making your fence an integral part of your yard can, in fact, highlight the beauty of the space in way that a normal fence could not. The best part is, it doesn't have to be a budget buster. Here are a few ways to switch up a standard fence in a cost effective way:
Color it in
Just a touch of color in the backyard can take your yard to a whole new level. There are a plethora of ways to add color to your fence besides giving it a fresh coat of paint.
Try cutting small holes in your fence and filling the holes with colored marbles. The idea is subtle, but will give the effect of seeing fireflies dance around the edges of the lawn in the daylight.
Cut it out
Making your fence beautiful and unique could be as simple as buying a wood carving knife. Though time consuming, carving in your own designs on your fence is a great way to personalize the overall look of your yard.
Start by finding a design that you can mimic. It can essentially be anything that you like, but be sure that it is something that can easily be cut out of wood. Once you've decided on a design, simply stencil the design onto your fence using a pencil and then cut out the pieces with a wood saw.
Break it up
You don't have to use a wood plank fence in the usual conventional way. By taking the same exact materials you would normally use you can actually create something that looks totally different.
For a modern, sleek look, try using thinner planks. Start with your posts placed vertically into the ground; from there, nail the planks horizontally instead of vertically and space them about two inches apart. This simple design has the effect of looking almost like living room blinds. Elevate the look by using a rich colored stain on the wood.
If you prefer wider planks, you can use a similar idea. To create an almost three-dimensional look, start again with your vertical posts and horizontal planks set about six inches apart. On the other side of the posts, place more planks set within the spaces of the posts on the first side.
For more ideas, contact a professional, such as Town & Country Fence.