3 Special Features to Consider for Your New Picket Fence

22 November 2016
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If you have a are planning on having a picket fence installed for your home, you may want some of the fence to have custom features. Wood fencing gives you some pretty good options, such as adding benches and landscaping structures that match the fencing materials. If you want to have a new fence installed for your home, here are some of the unique custom features you may want to consider:

1. Give Your Fencing an Interesting Design With Wood Panels

If you want to have a unique looking fence, there are many things that you may want to do. This can include installing panels to create a custom look. There are many ways custom panels can be used on your fence, you may want to add transom features, alternate pickets with panels and add privacy screens to your landscaping with these materials. Using wood panels, you have an affordable solution to add any custom designs to your fence and landscaping.

2. Integrate Architectural Landscaping Features 

Architectural features can also be another improvement to do with your fencing materials. You may want to consider features like retaining walls. If the walls are lower, smaller lumber materials can be used. Doing this can be a good way to create more useable space. You can build a retaining wall, and then, add a fence on top of the wall for the perfect landscaping feature and more privacy for your backyard, which can be good for areas like patios or pools.

3. Add Outdoor Living Space for Gathering, Cooking & More

There are also many features that you may want to add for gathering. Using fencing, you will be able to create unique spaces in your backyard. This can be features that include seating, spaces for cooking, and other areas. You may want to consider adding features like arbors, which can also include fencing for privacy screens. If you choose to add a cooking area, make sure that features like grills are a safe distance from any wood materials. You may want to consider using brick for features that are near a cooking area or grill, which will help protect your home from accidental fires.

These are some of the custom features that you may want to consider adding to your new picket fence. If you are ready to have a new fence installed around your home, contact a fencing contractor and talk with them about some of these ideas.