You want your yard to reflect your style and personality, so why not add a little decoration to your outdoor fence? Here are just a few ideas: Shadow Boxes: Find scrap wood pieces and screw them together to form a square or rectangle. Use “L” brackets to secure the boxes to your fence. Place potted […]
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Railing is an important part of any deck. Of course we need railings for safety but the deck railing can be so much more than that. The type of deck railing you choose should express your personality. It should be beautiful and add to the view not obstruct it. It should increase your property value […]
It’s winter and you may not be thinking about your outdoor space and landscaping. But now is the perfect time to start planning ahead for spring and summer. Fences make great additions to residential properties for a variety of reasons. We name a few below: 1. Security. If you want to add security to your home […]
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, putting up a fence is great for you, but may not sit so well with the surrounding neighbors. We give you a lesson in fence manners here. Discussing the fence. There is no excuse for keeping the fence a secret. Since the structure will be visible on and […]
You’ve narrowed your fence options down to vinyl and aluminum. Which one should you choose? Both are great options, but the material that will be best for you depends on what you want from the structure. We break it down here for you! Ease of installation: Both aluminum and vinyl fences are relatively simple to install, […]
We just installed a commercial grade, aluminum ornamental fence around an outdoor seating area. Stop by El Rancho Mexican Grill & Bar in Holland to check it out!
When building a fence, you must make sure that it does not extend into any neighboring property — but how are you supposed to know where your yard ends and the neighbors’ begins? Building a fence, or anything for that matter, on property that doesn’t belong to you can cause tension in the neighborhood, and […]
When you think of chain link, you likely think of the traditional metallic-coated fences you have seen around commercial facilities. However, chain link fencing has come a long way, with new styles and colors to fit any home. In fact, it is one of the most widely used fence systems in both commercial and residential […]
With awesome new platforms like Houzz and Pinterest showing homeowners everything that’s possible with their new home or remodeling project – we thought we’d recommend seeing some of the latest trends in home building first hand at this year’s Lakeshore Parade of Homes. The 2014 Lakeshore Parade of Home started on June 12th and runs […]
More and more homeowners are choosing to add a little pizzazz to their yard with ornamental aluminum fencing. These fences cost less and require far less maintenance than a wrought iron fence, but give the same look and appeal. Believe it or not, there are many elements that go into an aluminum fence, allowing you […]
Fences and railings, basically the same thing, right? Wrong! Although they appear the same, there are functional and design discrepancies between railings and fences that set them apart from one another. If you are thinking of putting up a barrier, knowing the contrasts is important. To start, fences are usually put up for the purpose […]
Especially during cold winters, handrails are an attractive addition to outdoor steps as well as a vital safety feature for people who occupy or visit your home. Year round, handrails provide extra safety for seniors or others requiring extra assistance. During the winter season, snow and ice accumulate on ground surfaces, including the exterior walkways […]