Stockade fence

As basic as it sounds, a fence can define your space. Although it adds a barrier, clear definition of boundaries (like a toddler) let's you use the whole space without feeling like you're encroaching on your neighbors.

Our old broken down chain link fence had to go. When replacing it, we decided to go with wooden slat-on-slat privacy.

We used Thompson water seal, cedar color, applied with a 2 gallon yard sprayer. It took several gallons, but has resulted in an awe inspiring color that the neighborhood has noticed. Honestly, I panicked when the first coat went was pink! Luckily, it dried to a beautiful cedar color, and I'm sure it's helping the fence last longer.