As the weather warms in the coming months from what has been a rather cold winter, homeowners are going to begin migrating outdoors for pool parties, firework shows, and barbeques. One of the trends to look for in 2007 as spring and summer approach is backyard renovation. Let's call it the "Summer of the Stoop."
This year though, homeowners will be looking at accessories and other inexpensive features to improve the backyard setting. Plus, it doesn't hurt to be a standout a bit from your neighbor. One such feature that is set to make an impact in 2007 is the fence post cap. Fence post caps are more than what you think. They've moved beyond with what we remember as childrenthe ragged and pointed chain link fence capsto what are now more decorative caps that are used as an essential part of the backyard design on both fences and decks. Some styles can simply be "slipped on" in a matter of seconds to your already existing fence or deck, while others are added with adhesive and a couple of nails.
Fence post caps come in all size, shapes, styles, and colors and really depend on what best fits you, the homeowner.
Textures consist of:
Architectural styles consist of:
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The beauty of the modern fence post cap doesn't end with what they bring to the backyard ambience, but also when it comes to the impact on your wallet. Fence post caps are rather inexpensiveranging from $9 to $45and bring a great deal of value when it comes for setting the stage for enjoying the afternoon or evening outside, whether you're watching the sunset from your deck or for hosting a pool party for your kids.
What's Right for You?
The best way to determine which type of fence post cap is right for you is to examine your backyard and establish the type of environment you want. You'll want the feel to transition from inside the house to the backyard seamlessly and vice versa. The best and easiest way to do this is to look online at the various styles. Searching fence post caps online can also land you a good dealdiscounts on pricing, shipping, etc. Simply, note what style, color, texture, or design catches your eye and make certain that it adds to the environment you're looking to create outdoors.