Like it or not, we are all constantly being appraised by our appearance. Sure, we have a chance to show people who we are with our deeds, but that very first impression typically affords us little opportunity to do so. By the time we greet someone, the first impression had already been formed.
Our homes are no different. When someone pulls up to your address, what is the first thing they notice? There is so much information from your curb to your front door that can influence a visitor’s opinion. Your neighborhood, the car in the driveway, the size of your house – those are factors in forming a general idea of who you might be. The condition of your lawn, the style of your fence, the porch décor – those things can also reveal much about your personality.
Here is an exercise for you: go stand on the sidewalk facing your home and briefly close your eyes. When you open them, take a mental snapshot of your property. Is this image in balance with who you are? Are there any negative aspects that jump out at you? Maybe there is some clutter, or unkempt shrubbery, or a fence in disrepair. Perhaps the color is drab, or the porch is uninviting. Maybe the space is too plain, without personality, or too similar to other homes on the street.
Luckily, these are all things you have control over. Perhaps it’s time for a bit of a makeover! Sometimes a simple change can make a world of difference. One thing that can make a huge impact is a proper fence.
Fence style options are limitless, and choosing the right fence can set a specific tone for the rest of your property.
For privacy, you can try a traditional option with a modern twist by installing a horizontal fence. The linear design blends well with existing landscaping, and flows nicely with the lines of your home. It also has the added benefit of making your yard seem bigger by lengthening it visually.
Need a secure fence? A chain link option is the go-to for most homeowners, but to really give your property a touch of class, you can opt for other metal fence styles. Steel and aluminum fences last for many years and come in a variety of decorative styles that can instantly impress.
If you want a fresh and modern design, vinyl fences offer many benefits. Vinyl’s UV protection ensures a finish that won’t fade or discolor over time, making it an easy, low maintenance option.
Impress yourself every time you come home.