Fences are usually the final touch one puts at the end of the project, when the contractor has done his last heavy hauling and when it’s time to close the house in and start enjoying it. By this time in the project, we are tired. Our brain has stopped wanting to make yet another design decision. I am gathering a list of favorite fence designs to make this process easier and here come the fences…
Modern fences come in simpler designs. If they are wood, they tend to be horizontal slats.
For more organic looks, twigs and grape stakes are used.
Arts and Crafts and traditional homes mostly have wood fences. They are easiest and fastest to build.
Brick walls. Exercises in pattern are de rigueur for stately homes.
Stone fences for a more substantial look. Stacked ledge stones, ruble stones, ashlar, cobblestones…
Solid fences for more privacy- They can be stucco over concrete or cast concrete.
Plastic and translucent fences
Artsy fences for personal statements.
LAST BUT NOT LEAST, SOME FAVORITES…
A wall to showcase bonsais.
A meandering fence along a row of trees.
A stone wall promising wonders beyond its gate.