The Five Trendiest Fencing Options for 2019
By Space Coast Daily // July 24, 2019
A backyard oasis is every homeowner’s dream, especially one that’s enjoyed with a measure of privacy and outward appeal. Installing fencing has long been a traditional method to secure outside privacy and it doesn’t have to be boring or bland.
Fences come in more variety than ever before. The options are changing and developing. You can obtain the perfect fence for your yard and bask in the privacy and style of your fencing project. Read on to discover the 5 trendiest fencing options for 2019.
1. Wood is still “In”
Wood has been the go-to fencing option for years and that hasn’t changed. Although the most widely used material for fencing, wooden fences require proper care when it comes to keeping them trendy and updated. The highest quality fences are made from wood of redwood or cedar. A low end and cheaper fence option to consider is pine.
Wooden fences, regardless of their quality, should always be stained to protect their quality and new look. Staining helps to reduce discoloration from the outside elements, especially UV light from the sun.
Without staining, after some time, you’ll notice your fence turn a sullen gray color. Staining your wood fence is also of utmost important in order to prevent decay and lower the rate of chipping or splintering.
Wooden fences are still a great option because they work and they last for a long time. Most wooden fences can survive with no major issues for 15 or more years. Of course, it will take maintenance from time to time. Every so often when you do notice any discoloration, it may be time to re-stain the fence. Or, you can coat the fence with a wood preservative.
2. Alternative Material
Although wood is still a staple in fencing material, there are many alternatives from which to choose. Vinyl wooden fences are rapidly gaining popularity as they are almost a copy of wood fences but without all the maintenance.
Vinyl fences look like wooden fences but they come in a variety of colors. Much of the material is a mix and contains plastic. This makes the fence last much longer and eliminates the need to paint your fence. It’s put together in pieces and can easily be assembled just like a wooden fence.
Steel, iron, and aluminum fences work as variation from traditional wood fences. These fences are extremely durable and last a long time. They also come with versatility of style.
These fences can be used for privacy, and also for protection because of their strength. You can install different heights and choose from decorative and elaborate options, or spikes at the top.
Another trending alternative is composite fencing. It’s considered a green alternative because it’s made from recycled materials like plastic and wood. This type of fencing also requires little to no maintenance, staining, or painting.
3. Mix and Match
A trending fence option for 2019 is mixing and matching by using color blocking and horizontal lines to achieve a contemporary effect. Instead of building the fence with the panels being placed vertically, horizontal paneling makes your fence seem more updated and gives it style.
Pairing color blocking with horizontal fence lines makes for the perfect modern combination. You can incorporate block coloring by installing fence posts that are darker in color and contrast with your fence color. Darker color fences and fences posts are trending. Some of the most commonly used colors are dark blues, greens, and grays, and black.
4. Plants and Flowers
One of the latest and more whimsical trending fence options is incorporating plants and flowers alongside the fence or growing greenery along the panels of the fence. This can include growing vines on the fence for a rustic and garden-like look. Planting shrubbery and greenery along the edges of the fence adds to the feeling of privacy.
Make sure you continue to tend to your plants and greenery, otherwise your fence will quickly look overrun and in need of some TLC. If you want to utilize your fence to its fullest extent, install shelving along your fence panels and plant herbs and flowers as you would on a window sill.
Another option, and one for all of the green-thumbs out there, is to plant flowers near the fence and hang flowers from the fence. You can also use the fence posts as stands for flower pots. Adding the flowers will give your fence a vibrant and eye-catching appeal that the neighbors will be sure to notice.
The integration of lighting with fences and fence posts is gaining traction in 2019. The addition of lights along the top or bottom edge of your fence shows off the beauty of your backyard and gives you the pleasure of enjoying the outdoors in the evening. It also adds an element of security in the night hours.
There are also options to use fence posts that contain lights at the top that mimic a lantern-look.
A trendy fence will transform your home’s yard and be a welcoming boundary for privacy, enjoyment, and curb-appeal. Use a variation of these options for the ultimate fenced in yard. The 5 trendiest fencing options for 2019 are sure to revamp your home’s outdoor space with a mix of traditional and modern beauty.
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