Have you ever stood in your fenced-in yard after a few years and wondered how you could make the space more attractive? You’ve yanked out old bushes and shrubs, replaced them with new ones, changed your outdoor furniture and still you’re looking to do something to improve curb appeal for your property. So what should you do?
Perhaps it’s time to accessorize your fence!
It’s true—there are now plenty of after-market items to choose from that will improve your home’s curb appeal by upgrading your fence. Many of them are minor additions but they can have a huge impact on your outdoor space—especially when it comes time to sell your home. Here are a four ways you can accessorize your fence:
Decorative Post Caps
One easy upgrade you can add to your fence that instantly adds appeal to your fence is to add decorative post caps to your fence. Whether your fence is made of wood, vinyl or aluminum, there are a myriad of options to choose from when it comes to adding post caps. You can choose to add simple flat-tops to your fence post installation which are available in various colors, or you can add a lot of flair by selecting highly ornamental post-caps made of copper, vinyl or geometric aluminum. For years, the most decorative option on the market was a flat top or a
ball-shaped post cap; however, a lot has changed and you can now purchase practically any shape, size and color. If you’re looking for additional lighting in your yard, you can now purchase post caps with solar powered lights in them. These caps range from as little as $6 per cap to as much as $60, depending on the materials used to create them and their design.
Love to garden and are looking for both a way to decorate your fence and plant some herbs or flowers that take up minimal space? Flower boxes hung on the fence are your best bet! The good news is that you can you can be as creative as you like when it comes to fence flower boxes. If you’re not necessarily a do it yourself person, you can buy a flower box from your local nursery and purchase hooks to hang the box on your fence. If you consider yourself somewhat crafty, you can design, build and paint your own boxes to match other elements either in your yard or your home.
Shop around online and you’ll find you can also purchase ready-made flower boxes that come in various shapes and sizes that either come with either hooks or openings on the bottom of the box so you can just sit them on the fence rail. Be mindful that if you live in an area that gets a lot of wind that you’ll want to find ways to brace the boxes so that they don’t fall off should major gusts hit your area.
Have a picket, split rail or aluminum fence and want to add a bit of privacy without having to replace the entire fence? You can now purchase privacy mesh for your fence and hang it inside your yard. If you have small dogs or other four-legged pets, privacy mesh also keeps them from crawling through the fence rails. Likewise, privacy mesh can also keep some unwanted animals—like rabbits—from getting in your garden and chewing your flowers.
Have a gate that needs replacing and want to add some additional appeal to your yard’s entranceway? Add an arbor and you get instant beauty that allows you to either hang plants off the structure or grow vines and climbing plants off it for a more natural look. Arbors come in all shapes and sizes and in all materials; purchase one of vinyl if you’re looking for a long-lasting maintenance free solution.
Looking to accessorize your existing fence or are ready to upgrade from wood to a longer lasting material? Click on our chat feature or give us a call and one of our fence consultants will visit your home and show you how to add value to your current fence or price a new one! You can also visit our Contact page!