We are finally redoing our fence and will replace with the black vinyl chain link.
The current gate is next to the house and not convenient. So now to decide where to put it. My thoughts are to bring it out about 4' from the house. It will allow more foundation plantings and a small walk way on the side yard.
Or would you center the gate on the run? Installer says we can put it anywhere-no problem.
The hibiscus will be moved as needed and replanted for privacy. There will be additional plants added to fill in the side yard too. Just not sure of what to do right now.
I don't think I'd like the gate over towards the neighbor's side. Here are a few pics for you to see the area.
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I really like the idea of putting the gate where you have the green tape. This frees up planting space as you said. Is the fence/gate really for a dog? If so, consider your convenience in going in and out to tend to the dog. Where the gate is right now is ok, a nice walkway with pavers would add to the look...but I really like your idea of plantings on the side of the house.
The ideal situation would be to move the gate to where you put the green tape. However, the slope of the yard may not make that feasible, even though the installer said it could go anywhere. Sometimes, they're just trying to please. Good luck with the new project.
My 3 criteria of where to place gates are security, convenience, and esthetics. Under security I like to be able to see the gate from a convenient window. Convenience is self-explanatory and depends on how you use that area. Esthetics is also pretty obvious and while IMO the slope would make a difference if the installer is OK with it I guess it's not a problem. IMO esthetically it's in the best place now.
Do you really need a gate on that side of your house?
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