You might not believe it, but a fence can be art, just ask the Cambridge Historical Commission. When Harvard came to them requesting permission to add decorative panels to a section of their historical wrought-iron fence , the Commission declined.
The University wanted to add panels for student artwork to the fence in an effort to liven up the space, but the Commission doesn't believe that's necessary. One of the commission members noted that “the fence itself is a work of art...”
Partly because of its construction and partly because of its history, the fence will remain untouched. Both the Commission and Cambridge locals showed their support in leaving the fence as-is.
When you choose the right fence for your yard, it can be like art, as well. Imagine a beautiful backyard garden surrounded by a classic white picket fence , or a stone walkway leading into an ornamental fence gate.
Even privacy fences come with more options and materials from which you can choose so that you can get a bit of style even if your goal is to protect your yard.
The key is finding the one that suits your home and yard. Don't forget to choose a fence that suits your lifestyle and family, as well. If you have pets who are prone to running away, you might opt for a taller fence. If your kids are rough-and-tumble, a fence with sharp points is likely to result in more than a few bumps and bruises.
When you pick the fence that's right for your family, lifestyle, and taste, you'll have functional art in your own backyard!
Time to start planning those projects you have been dreaming of all winter long. Whether it is a new fence to add to your backyard living area or some maintenance on your existing fence. Now is the perfect time to start that project. In designing your fence there are several different options to choose from -- Aluminum and Custom Wood are two of the most popular fence types. However, plenty homeowners are perfectly satisfied with galvanized or the vinyl coated chain-link. The vinyl privacy is also a great option.
For those of you that have a wooden fence now is the perfect time to protect your investment by staining and sealing. This ensures that your investment will be well protected as well as adding a beautiful color to the fence.