Yes! Privacy fences can be fantastic for enhancing the value of your home. A well-placed privacy fence can work wonders for the feel of your outdoor space as well as help shield against the prying eyes of neighbours. There is no doubt a privacy fence can lift the value of your home. However, you don’t want to sink money into a fence that adds little to no value to your property. Have a read through these top tips on where and how a privacy fence can add value to your home; we’ve included what type of fences might suit you best.
Front and Backyard Fencing
Before you think about putting your property up for sale make sure your fences are in tip top condition, or if your property does not have boundary fences – get some. By investing in quality boundary line fences your property will instantly become more appealing to buyers who have pets or young children that they want to keep contained and safe. The higher the height and quality of the fence, the higher the value add it will be to your property.
Creative Fencing for Extra Privacy
Sometimes a property can have a great fence, but there can be one pesky window that your neighbour has that overlooks directly into your backyard. If this is the case for you then there is no point in investing in a totally new fence that is higher – this would be a waste of money and there are other more cost-effective options. One alternative option is to create a focus piece privacy fence as in the above picture. A privacy fence that is only wide and tall enough to obscure the view of your neighbour’s window might be all your yard needs. A small privacy fence like this can really draw attention and become the focal point in your garden. Be sure to choose an interesting material or pattern.
Framing Your Outdoor Space
If you have an outdoor space for dining or an area with outdoor furniture you might want to section it off with a privacy fence to make it nice and cosy. The best option in this instance is to get creative and invest in some trellis and climbing plants. By potting whatever plant you choose to grow up the trellis you have the option of taking the privacy fence with you when you move. This movable option is going to help stage your home for sale and make your outdoor area really pop, while increasing the value of your property. Staging and creating a well-designed back yard can raise the value of your home by 10 – 20%.
Fencing in that Pool
If you have a pool, it needs to be fenced in with a barrier that meets Australian safety standards. If you have a pool that was installed prior to 1992, chances are you might not have a fence around it. So, before selling, it is your responsibility to make sure you have a fence installed. Adding a privacy fence around your pool is definitely going to add value to your home and could save you from receiving a fine from your local council between $100 to $5000. If your pool fence doesn’t meet regulation this could cause the sale of your property to fall through due to breach of regulations and you could be hit with further penalties.
As you can see, adding a privacy fence can no doubt add value to your home, but it’s important to be smart about it and assess your property’s needs. Get out there, have fun and start making your own custom-tailored privacy fence to suit your particular pad.