When it comes to our homes, most of the ‘improvement’ attention is focused on the inside of our properties. And from there, we work on improving the back and front yards. The edge of the property rarely gets a look in! But it should, because there’s much to be gained from adding a fence to the front of your property. In this blog, we’ll take a look at a few reasons why you might want to consider making this addition to your home.
It Boosts Privacy
Your home should function as a cozy retreat away from the mania of the outside world. Alas, this will be difficult if it feels as if your property is on display. If your home is located close to the road, and there’s a lot of foot traffic where you live, then you might find that you’re continually having to contend with people looking through the windows of your homes. A fence can remove this problem. People don’t pay any attention to a blocked view; it’s only when a house is fully on display that they become curious and look in that direction.
Freedom To Play
Your kids won’t want to stay inside the house all day. When the sun is shining, they’ll much prefer to be in the outdoors, playing on the grass. If you don’t have a fence, then there will, of course, be inherent dangers that will present themselves. For instance, a distracted child could run out into the street. If there’s a fence, you’ll have peace of mind that your children and their friends will stay within the confinements of your property. You’ll find that you’re much more relaxed when you don’t have to check on them every couple of minutes.
There are also many safety benefits of adding a fence. Properties that have a perimeter are much less appealing to would-be criminals because access is more complicated. You’ll also do away with another neighborhood problem: passing dogs entering your yard and potentially causing harm to your children. There’s an increased chance of being bit by a dog when they’re able to easily enter your property. And of course, a fence will keep all balls and other toys in your yard, rather than them rolling out into the dangerous street.
It Can Lower Home Insurance
Your fence will bring benefits, but you’ll have to pay for it. However, the good news is that adding a fence can also help you to save money: you can save on both your home insurance and your car insurance because there’s a greater level of protection for your goods when they’re behind the fence.
It Looks Better
Finally, let’s not forget the most obvious benefit to adding a fence: it looks better! It’s one of the fastest and most effective ways to boost your home’s curb appeal, and can even nudge the value of the property in the right direction. You’ll notice that your home looks much better once you’ve added a fence!
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Newly middle-aged wife of 1, Mom of 3, Grandma of 2. A professional blogger who has lived in 3 places since losing her home to a house fire in October 2018 with her husband. Becky appreciates being self-employed which has allowed her to work from 'anywhere'. Life is better when you can laugh. As you can tell by her Facebook page where she keeps the humor memes going daily. Becky looks forward to the upcoming new year. It will be fun to see what 2020 holds.