Curb appeal starts at your fence or gate. It’s the first thing visitors see—and also one of the first big investments you may make when you buy a house. The average cost of installing a new fence is $2,388, according to HomeAdvisor.
Use our brand-new field guide, Fences & Gates 101, to learn everything you need to know about the best styles to complement the architecture of your house. Maybe you’re installing a new fence (for privacy, to keep out deer, or to mask unsightly physical elements adjacent to your property). Or maybe you’re merely upgrading the hardware on an existing gate (latches and hinges). Either way, we’ve got tips to help you choose the best materials, height, and durability.
Fences & Gates 101 is part of our new Garden Design 101 section, offering design tips and practical advice on such hardscape topics as Decks & Patios, Exterior Hardware, Gravel & Decomposed Granite, Outdoor Lighting, Retaining Walls, and Pavers.
Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll find in our Fences & Gates 101 guide:
Hog Wire Fences
See more at Hardscaping 101: Hog Wire Fences.
Instant Rollout FencesSee more at Trend Alert: Instant Rollout Fences.
See more at Hardscaping 101: Picket Fences.
For more, see Hardscaping 101: Gabion Walls.
Finally, learn how to successfully design a fence for any landscape or garden project with our Hardscaping 101: Fences & Gates guide.