What I Learned While Remodeling My HomeWhat I Learned While Remodeling My Home


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What I Learned While Remodeling My Home

Me and my wife bought a fixer-upper a few years ago with every intention on converting it into our dream home. The problem was, we were not nearly as skilled in home construction and remodeling as we thought we were. After a few failed projects, we needed to really take a step back and reevaluate our plan. We knew there was no money in the budget to hire a contractor to do everything, so there were some skills we were going to have to learn on our own. After several months of actively seeking out the information we needed to get the job done, we were finally able to successfully remodel the kitchen in our new house. While the house is still a work in progress, we are successfully accomplishing new tasks every day. In this blog, I hope to bring together all of the information we learned along the way.

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Creative Fence Ideas For The Modern Landscape That Are Budget Friendly

If there is one thing you can do for the landscape of your home to enhance both its functionality and appearance, it is to implement the right fence as a perimeter to your property. However, fence building supplies do not often come cheap and for some homeowners, a new fence just is not in the budget. If you really would like to make the change of adding a fence, but you are short on funds, there are a few creative fences for the modern home that are budget friendly and have the flexibility to be changed with time when you have more money if you desire.

Open and Natural Landscape Fence

Taking the idea of backyard privacy to a new level is the open and natural landscape fence design. This fence is created with fewer materials than usual fences because they main structure usually only consists of a base board, posts, and a few slats in between each post, which are usually set about six to eight feet wide. Instead of completely creating a closed in surface with wood boards or lumber, ivy or a climbing plant is placed in a way that the natural growth will fill in the gaps between the existing wooden slats.

This is an economical choice that works well in warmer climates, such as the west coast or southernmost states. With the open, natural fence, you have the option of adding to its design later on if you choose to do so. Maintenance is a bit of a concern for some homeowners because the ivy and natural growth will have to be trimmed often to prevent the greenery from taking over the entire fence.

Reclaimed Metal Fences

When an industrial site is demolished, there are tons of metal pieces that are leftover. Sheets of steel, pipes of cast iron, and other metal pieces can be reclaimed for use as a pretty impressive building material for a fence on your property. Metal sheets, which are often as long as eight feet, make a great privacy fence and easily attach to wooden posts. Cast iron pipes are perfect for railing and baluster pieces as well. Thee industrial pieces may not look great when they are obtained, but can be painted in any color to coincide with the exterior of your home.

With a good fence being such a valuable part of any home, you may be willing to go the extra mile to get what you want even if you do not necessarily have room in your budget just yet. Be sure to consider these two creative and budget-friendly fence styles for your backyard.

To learn more, contact a company like Harrington & Company.