Fences and Gates 22 Ideabooks

A fence can come in just about any material and any configuration. From the common but oh-so-homey white picket fence to the elegance of wrought metal, a fence extends the architecture of the house to the edges of the property. ...
10 Creative Fence Designs
Chalkboard walls, bubbled acrylic and perforated copper may not be the first fencing materials homeowners consider, but these bold choices add distinct curb appeal and style to this outdoor necessity. If updating your fence is on your summer to-do list,...
How to Screen a Seaside Garden From the Wind
Coastal landscapes are continuously blasted with wind and salt spray. A nice sea breeze is welcome on a hot summer afternoon, but the wind can give you goosebumps and a real chill at other times of the year. Windscreens create a livable microclimate in...
7 Questions to Help You Pick the Right Front-Yard Fence
Choosing a front-yard fence should be a calculated decision — a fence changes the way your home is seen, affects the layout of the landscaping and lasts, typically, the life of your home. And with the hundreds of fencing options out there, it’s no...
12 Delightfully Different Garden Walls and Fences
You know the usual barriers well — the ones made of wood, brick, vinyl and chain link — but now it’s time to meet their more alternative friends. Here are 12 fences and walls that are creative and functional; they’re barrier solutions full...
How to Install a Wood Fence
Each frame speaks to the masterpiece it contains, and in your home’s yard, the way you surround your landscape can be both an accent and a solution to needs for containment and privacy. A wood fence is a versatile choice, offering picket...
Modern Fencing for a More Secure Home
We live in a very safe neighborhood where many people don’t even lock their doors, so we were shocked and a little scared when our community called a safety meeting to address a rash of recent burglaries. With its many large windows at the ground...
How to Choose the Right Fence
Need a new fence for your yard or patio? Whether you crave more privacy in your outdoor space; need to block chilly wind, mask a street view or secure your pool; or keep your...
How to Pick a Nice Wall for Your Garden Room
Read almost any landscape design book and you’ll find the term “garden room.” That’s because designers look at the garden as an extension of the house — as a stage for living. And just like in a house, walls are one of the key elements defining...
Discover an Ancient Portal Design Full of Meaning
The moon gate is an ancient Chinese landscape element that acts as a portal between gardens as well as between inside and outside. The shape of these gates, a circle rising up out of the land, has many meanings. One interpretation of the moon...
11 Fences to Match a Modern Mood
A house's character is determined by its exterior form, materials and color, but that character also extends to other features, including fencing. What is appropriate for a modern or contemporary residence is not as easy to determine as what is suitable...
Upgrade Your Outdoor Privacy With Lattice
With summer in full swing, it's natural to want to spend more time outdoors. If you live on sprawling acreage without another person in sight, then worrying about maintaining your privacy probably isn't high on your priority list. For the rest of us,...
Enhance Your Yard With the Right Fence Color
A fresh coat of paint is an easy and affordable way to breathe new life into your front- or backyard fence this summer. Choose a shade that blends with your house or garden, or go bold with an unexpected hue. Whatever you choose, the right color could...
Give Your Garden a Gate Mate
Do you need to keep little critters out of your garden? Or nosy neighbors? Or maybe you just need privacy in your backyard. No matter what your problem is, odds are that a great gate is the answer. It's easy to find gates made of iron, wood,...
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