Gar­den fence ideas to trans­form your home

Shepparton News - SN Local Real Estate - - OPEN HOMES AND AUCTIONS -

Whether it’s for pri­vacy, se­cu­rity or as a dec­o­ra­tive fea­ture, a well-de­signed fence can of­fer the per­fect gar­den en­hance­ment.

Fences are no longer used to only se­cure space or mark boundaries. These days, they have the power to make or break kerb ap­peal.

How­ever, to truly com­ple­ment your prop­erty’s ex­ist­ing ar­chi­tec­ture, it’s crit­i­cal to con­sider your fence’s pur­pose, style and ma­te­rial choice.

Here are a few gar­den fence ideas to in­spire you:

Picket fenc­ing

Clas­sic, time­less and el­e­gant, white picket fenc­ing adds in­stant charm to a home.

Picket fenc­ing suits most hous­ing styles but are typ­i­cally found in tra­di­tional and her­itage homes. De­signs can be dec­o­ra­tive or con­tem­po­rary, de­pend­ing on the home’s ar­chi­tec­tural fea­tures.

To min­imise the annual paint jobs and main­te­nance, con­sider steel picket fenc­ing with pow­der coat­ing.

Mod­ern mo­du­lar fenc­ing

If you’re after style on a bud­get, mo­du­lar fenc­ing may be an ideal op­tion. Mo­du­lar fenc­ing com­bines a fi­bre­ce­ment outer skin with a light­weight core, usu­ally made from poly­styrene, which makes an at­trac­tive fenc­ing fea­ture with noise-re­duc­tion qual­i­ties.

Art dé­cor in­flu­ence

To play on the best char­ac­ter­is­tics of art dé­cor homes, wrought-iron fenc­ing styles pro­vide an aes­thet­i­cally pleas­ing com­bi­na­tion.

Steel and alu­minium ma­te­ri­als can of­fer a cost-ef­fec­tive al­ter­na­tive to achieve the wrought-iron style, with­out the hefty price tag.

Be­cause of the stur­di­ness of the ma­te­ri­als used for this fenc­ing style, they’re also ef­fec­tive for in­creas­ing se­cu­rity.

Glass fenc­ing

Us­ing glass for fenc­ing gives homes a sleek, clean look.

Al­though glass is typ­i­cally used for pool fenc­ing, it’s ben­e­fi­cial in other ar­eas of the gar­den or as a bal­cony fea­ture for un­in­ter­rupted views.

Choose from framed or frame­less glass fenc­ing or com­bine with stain­less steel or pow­der coated alu­minium for added de­tail.

If you love the ap­peal of glass but want

more pri­vacy, opt for frosted glass pan­els.

Etched screens

Dec­o­ra­tive pri­vacy screens are laser-cut to etch pat­terns into steel pan­els.

Such fenc­ing styles can be per­son­alised for an in­no­va­tive charm, adding de­tail to any space. Etched de­signs may be min­i­mal for more pri­vacy or open the pan­els up with bolder en­grav­ings.

Green wall gar­den

You don’t have to limit your gar­den­ing to the ground.

Green wall gar­dens are in­no­va­tive, at­trac­tive and a ma­jor fea­ture for yards. They also of­fer pri­vacy by screen­ing off views.

Take ad­van­tage of lat­tice fenc­ing to grow climb­ing vines. Fast-grow­ing plants, like clump­ing bam­boo and other screen­ing shrubs, also make fan­tas­tic green wall gar­dens and help to breathe more life into out­door liv­ing ar­eas.

To com­plete your gar­den space, trans­form with paving and light­ing to fur­ther ac­cen­tu­ate the zone.

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