New Home, Old Fence: What to Do

GreatFence-Staggered-Spear-Aluminum-FenceIf you are in the market for a new house but are let down after seeing property after property with an unsightly front entrance, don’t worry!

It is said that you can’t judge a book by its cover, but what about the saying that first impressions are everything? Both sayings will come to mind when you lay eyes on a home that has an unkempt yard, dilapidated fence, and all-around tired landscaping. You might even be immediately turned off from a whole property while house shopping just on first glance at the front entrance.

Don’t be discouraged by what you see. A home can be a gem that is just surrounded by a little mess, and there some simple and inexpensive ways you can give the outdoor area of a home a facelift.

Start with the fence

A home with an old fence can be easily brought to life with a complete re-do of the fence. Don’t be alarmed; it is not as big of a job as it sounds. In fact, the hardest part will probably be removing the old fence! Once that is done, you will have free reign to start from scratch on the aluminum fence of your dreams. If it is privacy and security you are after, an aluminum panel fence with privacy panels and a strong locking mechanism can be easily installed.

If it is your first DIY project of this nature, don’t be discouraged. With a little planning, preparation and research, you can easily put up your own aluminum fence. They come in easy-to-install panels that are cut to fit your unique yard. If you are really unsure where to start, you can always ask the fencing professionals for advice on how best to choose the right fence for your needs.

A few shrubs will help

After you have successfully installed your brand-new aluminum fence, it will be time to give the rest of the yard a little facelift. Some strategically planted shrubs or small trees at the entryway or posts of your fence can quickly and effectively make the yard look more put together.

After mowing the lawn and adding some colorful flowers, everything will start to come together. A power wash to the outside of the home may also be in order to make the house shine as much as the new fence and well-manicured lawn. Before you know it, you will have yourself a new outdoor space!

When the neighboring yard is the problem

Perhaps your new home is actually quite beautiful, front yard and all, and the real problem is the unsightly view into the neighbor’s yard. This can be remedied with ease with an aluminum panel fence with the addition of privacy panels. Privacy panels have little to no space between pickets, allowing a much more private oasis in your yard. This type of aluminum fence is often chosen to go between two neighboring yards to give lots of privacy to both parties.

Buying a new home is an exciting time, but it can also be overwhelming. Don’t let a messy yard and broken fence also overwhelm you. Try to look past these issues and imagine the beautiful yard you can make for your new home with just a little work.

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