If you want to give your house a facelift without embarking on a major renovation, a new fence or updated gate is an ideal way to up the aesthetic appeal of your home’s exterior.
While there’s a lot to consider in terms of a fence’s functionality, it’s equally important to choose a fence that both complements your home and fits in with the aesthetic of your neighborhood. Matt Stanford, a broker at Compass Real Estate, says that the most common styles of homes in Seattle can be broken down into four categories based on the era of construction. First there are “Craftsman style” homes, which were built in the early 20th century. Next there are “war boxes,” which are from the World War II era, followed by “midcentury modern,” constructed in the 1950s and 1960s. Lastly there are the more modern, split-level houses that have been built more recently.