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Why Choose a Hamptons Style Front Fence?

The Hamptons style front fence is a classic and timeless front yard asset that will not age.

We have such a varied landscape here in Australia. Outback bushland, hinterland and an incredible amount of coastline. In each of these landscapes we are seeing beautiful examples of homes fashioned in the Hamptons style.

The Hamptons look is obviously rooted in American history taking is style from that commonly featured in the affluent holiday homes of the Hamptons area outside New York. But Australians are taking this new trend to our laidback culture and giving it our own slant. We have long had weatherboard homes in all settings, with the striking linear looks now being finished with crisp contrasting trims for the light and breezy hallmark Hamptons atmosphere. These finishes blend seamlessly into our Australian landscape.

There are so many beautiful ways to finish off your Hamptons style internally. Remember though that first impressions lie with the exterior. Like approaching a beautiful woman in a stunning dress with just the right pieces of jewellery, your stylish home should grab attention at the first glance.

THE FRONT FENCE THAT DOESN'T AGE

Windows, doors and verandas are like the accessories that finish off the outfit. Added to that, the Hamptons style has its own fencing look. This fencing style compliments the Australian dream to own your own home with a white hamptons picket fence. Although it doesn’t have to be white, as we will talk more about.

With this style of home often featuring the weatherboards horizontal lines, the vertical slats of a hamptons picket fence start the conversation of contrast. But even if your home is not weatherboard look, the colour choice in your design can still make the fence pop in line with Hamptons style.

DOES THE HAMPTONS STYLE FRONT FENCE SUIT  AUSTRALIA?

In Australia many areas prone to bushfires, so selecting building materials that are fire-resistant while maintaining the signature coastal style can be a challenge. Eurowood’s product of aluminium fencing that is coated to resemble the classic painted wooden picket fence means that it is fire resistant unlike its predecessor timber. Other advantages of our hamptons style front fence are that it is low maintenance, incredibly durable and rustproof. Perfect for facing the sun, rain, wind and salt of Australia’s harsh climate. They also provide a bespoke service that allows you to choose the right height, colour and design for your Hamptons style fence.

In Australia, we have a real appreciation for design and we aren’t afraid of taking inspiration from others and putting our own twist on it. In fact, the Hamptons style is actually a twist on the French Provincial style. So, whether you are building a new home or freshening up an existing one, don’t be afraid to take the style on with your own touch starting with the first feature that demands attention, your fence!

WHICH COLOUR SHOULD I CHOOSE?

For some time now, greys have been the trend. But people are tending to move away from that look now that the landscape has been saturated in grey. Careful consideration should be given to your colour scheme. Again, first impressions! Think about your landscape and surroundings, neighbouring homes. Be inspired by them and ask yourself do you want your place to blend in or stand out?

There is a move to more cream and tea shades. Pastels and neutrals also work well. Take a look at our colour tool to help with choosing a timber finish, Once you have chosen the colour for your exterior, it is important to finish the trims and your fence in a contrasting colour. Most commonly this is done with a crisp white. Without the contrasting trim the effect is lost leaving the house looking one dimensional.

A further move, should you be feeling bold, is the monochrome colour scheme. A monochromatic scheme provides the definite tonal variation necessary for the Hamptons style with a sophisticated and timeless touch. You would start with just one colour and tint with white and shade with black. Perhaps a light base colour but with a feature front door and fence in black. A dark roof also captures the Hamptons vibe.

HOW TO CHOOSE A HAMPTONS STYLE FRONT FENCE?

Whether you choose the crisp white or the bold black fence for your boundaries charm, there are a couple of other factors to think about. For example, is your fence purely for design where the vertical slats could be combined with more intricate decorative sections within the fence or gate? Or are there safety factors to consider in which case a vertical slat fence could be designed taller with a strong gate?

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