Good Fences Make Good Neighbors

Now that the weather’s beautiful, most of us are spending a good portion of the day outside. And even if you get along wonderfully with your neighbors, there’s no question that you don’t want to spend every moment of every day with them; everyone needs privacy at least some of the time.

If you want to stay on great terms with said neighbors, install a great fence. It doesn’t have to be the typical chain-link or picket fence; check out these pictures for some ideas and inspiration.

Spruce up the ubiquitous wooden fence with some greenery, lights, or frosted glass panels:

(Installing the slats horizontally adds visual interest too.)
Try a sculptural fence made of unusual fencing material like Cor-Ten (steel alloy):
A unique combination of rusted steel and large birch branches:
Or even playful bubble-filled acrylic:
Add a brightly-colored gate to lend character to a stone fence:
Use a living wall or freestanding greenery to delineate boundaries while creating shade and tranquility in your yard:
This one looks like it came straight out of The Secret Garden.
Do you love the soothing sound of rushing water? Turn your separation into a water feature (known as a fountain by us common folk).
Simply gorgeous.
How do you keep your yard private?