The old expression “Good fences make good neighbors” is true, but it’s only half the story. This refers strictly to perimeter fences that surround a homesite. Fences play a more diverse role in landscaping where they help solve problems and create opportunities within a homesite. These interior fences may be called “partitions” because they work just like walls indoors to enclose a space such as a swimming pool vegetable garden. But partition fences also help to define space in a more open way, improve home site safety, and control views.
Adding a deck is one of the top five home improvement projects when it comes to getting the most bang for your buck and recovering the costs when you sell your home (according to the 2009-2010 Remodeling magazine’s Cost vs. Value Report).