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One day when I was walking around my college campus, I saw a group of people with these yellow tripods. At first I thought they might be photographers, but they sure looked like strange ones! I went up and asked them what they were doing, and it turns out they were a group of students from a construction class who were surveying the land for a project. I was fascinated. I was able to sign up for the class the next semester, and while it didn't stick or change my professional trajectory, it did create a new hobby for me! Ever since then, I've been interested in construction, from surveying to management to the actual building. I figured running a blog about it would give me a nice excuse to keep up my interests!

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Fencing Guide To Build Wood Fencing With Practical Features For Outdoor Living Space And Visibility For Front Yards

by Mike Brewer

If you want to add privacy to your backyard living space, there is not a better material than wood fencing. It is versatile and can be used for fencing and practical features for these spaces. It can also be used in front of your home, but local regulations usually require visibility. The following guide will help you create wood fencing with practical features and visibility for the needs in front of your home:

1. Designing the Fence Sections, and Adding Height for Your Backyard Privacy Needs

The fence sections around your backyard are the first part of the design you want to consider. These can be sections that are high and have decorative cuts. There are also options to finish the top of the fence with separate transoms with lattice and other materials, which can give you an option to increase the height where you want more privacy.

2. Adding Lighting to The Design of Fence Posts and Masonry Pillars for Outdoor Electrical Wiring and Cables

Another feature that you will want to add to outdoor living space is the lighting around your home, which can be integrated into fence posts. If you want a more elegant design and outdoor wiring for electrical systems and other outdoor technology, masonry pillars instead of posts are another option that you may want to consider for your wood privacy fence.

3. Using the Fence to Build Planters, Seating, and Other Outdoor Living Space Features

There are many features that you may want to integrate into the design of your fencing, which can include planters, seating, and storage bins for outdoor objects. These features can be integrated into your fence and combined with other wood structures like arbors, pergolas, or covered pavilion space that you want to add your backyard.

4. Front Yard Gates and Wood Fencing to Complete Your New Wood Privacy Fence

In many areas, there are requirements to ensure privacy fencing does not affect the aesthetic appearance of neighborhoods. Therefore, your fence in front of your home has to be lower and will need to have a slightly different design to maintain visibility of the architecture (your home). This does not affect the entrance gates for backyard living space, which can be higher, have decorative features like archways and covers to protect the gate.

These are some of the things you need to know about creating a privacy fence with practical features for outdoor living space and visibility in front of your home. If you are ready to install a new fence around your home, contact a wood fence company and talk to them about some of these solutions for your home. Look for a residential wood fencing company near you. 

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