How to Make Your Yard More Private

You’ve heard the phrase “in the privacy of your own home”, but you probably also want to enjoy that same privacy in your yard. This can be a bit more difficult to achieve when people can see in your yard. Enjoying some fresh air and the outdoors can be done it private, you just have to know how to get that privacy.

The easiest way to enjoy privacy in your yard is to put up a fence. There are a variety of fences to choose from, and the one you have now may not be giving you as much privacy as you prefer. Those nosy neighbors might mean well but you don’t want them looking through your fence to see what you’re doing.

In addition to privacy, fences provide safety and help keep your kids or pets in the yard while keeping strangers or other animals out. With a variety of fencing options, you can opt for private, semi-private, or more public options. One thing you should do is to check your local zoning regulations to find out if there are fence height restrictions and if you need proper permits.

If you’re looking for even more privacy, consider using some combination of plant life and a fence. Hedges provide a good deal of privacy and something attractive to look at. You can set up a lattice inside your yard if you want a certain spot with extra privacy. Add some vines to your lattice panels for a nice private area. Vertical gardens and bamboo are other natural options to provide privacy and a serene setting in your yard.

Wood fences can add privacy and beauty to your yard. Paramount Fence offers several varieties of wood fences including solid, shadowbox, picket, and traditional. Give us a call today at 630-239-2714 to learn more.

Home Storage Options

One of the most common problems Americans have is finding somewhere to keep all of their “stuff”. No matter if your home is large or small, chances are you could benefit from additional storage or at least some good ideas of how to organize your belongings. Check out the following ideas for home storage options.

  • Rolling Storage – Many people don’t think about that wasted space such as underneath the bed. You can use rolling crates or plastic organizers to keep under your bed. Nobody else will even know they’re there but you can get a lot of the clutter out of the way.
  • Hanging Bins – Lots of the things in our home are tiny and can fit in smaller bins. You can use a coat rack and attach plastic bins made from household products like disinfectant wipe containers to store all those knick-knacks.
  • Shoe Racks – Get all those shoes off the floor by using a shoe rack. You can craft a DIY shoe rack using PVC pipes that are about six inches in diameter. Cut them down to a shoe length and use pipe glue to stack them up. This can give you more closet space.
  • Over the Stove Organizer – This is another way to take advantage of potentially wasted space. You can hang pots, pans, and cooking utensils over the stove and a shelf above it can store larger pots.
  • Kitchen Organizers – One of the rooms in your home that could benefit the most from creative storage options is likely your kitchen. Whether it’s spices, utensils, or dishes, there are a variety of products on the market that can help organize your kitchen.

You might want to consider renting a self-storage unit or using a storage shed in your backyard. For all your fencing needs contact Paramount Fence at 630-239-2714.

Tips for Preparing Your Property for Fence Installation

A brand-new fence can bring new life to your property by changing up your aesthetics, and it can also bring you protection and security. If you’re getting ready for a fence installation, start by finding your property line. Then make sure you have the tools you need if your contractor isn’t installing it for you, and lay down the foundation. Here’s more on how to prepare for a new fence installation.

Find Your Property Line

Before you make any radical adjustments to your property, you should have a conversation with your neighbors so you can keep them in the loop. A new fence installation may affect your neighbors’ properties almost as much as it affects yours, and it’s polite to let them know what to expect. Once your neighbors know what’s going on, find out where your property line is. Work on the near side of the line to make sure you’re not encroaching on other people’s territory when you put your fence up.

Gather Your Tools

There are certain tools that will be necessary for the job. You’ll need a shovel to dig the holes for your fence posts, as well as a tape measuring tool to align the actual project with the design. You may also need screwdrivers, clamps, and paint. The specific tools you need will vary based on the materials you’re working with, so know what you need in advance.

Set the Foundation

Don’t start the fence installation process until you’ve created a solid outline of what you’re looking for. The foundation and outline will guide you throughout the installation process, so you won’t have to keep taking measurements while you’re setting up your new fence. The whole installation process will affect the fence’s durability.

Do you have questions about how you should prepare for your fence installation in Chicagoland? Please call Paramount Fence at (630) 406-8410 to see how we can help. We deal with PVC, aluminum, and ornamental fences, and our website discusses our services.

What Are the Benefits of Ornamental Aluminum Fencing?

When you’re looking for a new fence for your front yard or your commercial property, start by choosing a material. Fencing material affects durability, aesthetic quality, and ease of maintenance, and many people find aluminum fences to be the right choice.

Aluminum is an excellent choice for fencing material. It’s easy to use, it will last a long time, and it doesn’t require the same kind of upkeep as more delicate materials such as wood. Aluminum is even preferred over other metals in many cases, because unlike other metals, aluminum won’t collect rust. It’s a lightweight material, so it’s not as expensive as most of its alternatives, and yet it’s still durable enough to stand the test of time. An ornamental aluminum fence is especially favorable if you have a more traditional home or property design.

You can enjoy the benefits of an ornamental aluminum fence in Chicagoland for yourself when you work with Paramount Fence. We also have dog-proof fences and can help out with fence repairs, so call us at (630) 406-8410 for more details about our options.

What Is the Process of Making a Chain-Link Fence?

Chain link fences are affordable and convenient, and they can add some aesthetic appeal to your yard as well. Watch this video to learn about the process of making a chain-link fence.

The first step is to dig holes so you can plant the fence posts. Then assemble the gate hardware and attach tension bands and caps before putting the rail together. Once the framework is set, unroll the mesh and install a tension bar that will attach to the posts. Then use a fence puller to stretch the mesh, and install and attach a tension bar to the mesh. Tie the taught fence to the rails, and run tension wire through the upper loops to keep everything in place.

Call Paramount Fence at (630) 406-8410 if you could use a new chain link fence in Chicagoland. Take a closer look at our red cedar fences by checking out our website today.

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