Present a Fence Proposal To Your HOA

We mentioned in our Fence Building Checklist that you are going to have to work with your Homeowner’s Association on your fence project. If you don’t follow their guidelines, you may face fines and even be forced to remove your fence! It’s important to do your research before you begin your project or make any final decisions. Your HOA may have a surprising number of fence-related rules. They can dictate the style, height, and type of fence. They may also have standards for fence upkeep and maintenance. You can find your HOA rules, including those about fences, in a..

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Your Fence Building Checklist

Building a fence isn’t like making other improvements on your property. You can paint a living room, fix your plumbing, and swap out your appliances without consulting anyone else, but fences impact the entire community. If you don’t talk to the right people before you get started you may find yourself having to rip out your fence before you begin. That’s why we wanted to put together this handy checklist, so you’d know exactly what to do. 1. Talk to your neighbor. Why would your neighbor get to weigh in on YOUR new fence? First, you both need to agree..

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How to Keep Your Gazebo Warm in Winter

Once upon a time, we discussed why you should avoid bringing a fire pit into your gazebo. But as it turns out, there are some other ways to tackle the problem of heating your gazebo in winter. And since we also think it would be incredibly awesome to sit cuddled up in a winter gazebo all warm and toasty while enjoying a beautiful winter wonderland, we decided to investigate and make sure you knew all about these methods, too. Start with low-tech methods. Add heavy gazebo curtains or sun shades and draw them down. You don’t necessarily want..

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