Everyone wants to have a safe, functional, beautiful home. We spend so much time and money making sure the inside of our homes are incredible. We paint everything to match our version of the perfect aesthetic. We put in functional furniture and shelving to make our lives a breeze, and we even install home security systems to protect ourselves and our families 24 hours a day.
Something that many homeowners overlook is putting those same style, function, and safety features on the outside of the home as well. What is the perfect way to do that, you ask? Fencing. A 2017 Residential Landscape Architecture Trends Survey revealed that pergolas, decks, and fences were projected to be the top three most popular outdoor structures of the year. And putting up fencing in your yard has incredible benefits. Here are just a few, given to us by Zillow.
This one is pretty obvious, but fences offer amazing privacy. Imagine you are enjoying a nice picnic dinner with your family in your backyard, and all you can see and hear are your neighbor’s rowdy kids splashing and screaming in the pool next door. Putting up a fence will give you the privacy you need to relax and enjoy the summer days and nights outside with your loved ones.
Your children and pets will be safe and sound playing in a fenced-in yard. They have the ability to roam without the danger of going outside the limits of your property. Fences also prevent strange animals or people from wandering into your yard while your kids or pets are outside. Fencing also provides a safety net for your neighbors’ children so they cannot stumble into your yard and fall into your swimming pool, for example.
This one goes hand and hand with privacy. If you live on a busy street and/or you have neighbors that are very close by, having a fence up can reduce the noise from your surroundings. According to Zillow, “an 8-foot-high solid fence can knock 6 to 10 decibels off traffic and other ambient noise. Fences can reduce noise levels by 60 percent to 85 percent, depending on fence height, elevations, and noise frequencies.”
Last but not least, you can add a lot of aesthetic appeal to your home by adding in fencing. There are many different styles to choose from, so you can pick the one that is just right for you. Having a fence in your yard can both define your property boundary and attract the eye through thoughtful landscaping, according to Zillow.
Remember these awesome advantages to having fencing in your yard the next time you think about home improvement. It’s not just the inside that counts, it’s the outside too.