For a long time our property has been encircled by a rundown wooden fence. It looks like it was constructed back in the thirties, and believe me every expense was spared. So, we decided that last year would be the year we would finally get our act together and replace it. The first step was to decide on what materials we wanted to be used to form it. Upon our decision to make it out of local stone, we gathered some masonry quotes.
Then we kind of stalled, because my wife decided she was not sure that stone was the best way to go. That meant we headed back to the drawing board, and had to contact the masons again to get new numbers. Then one thing led to another and the whole project kind of stalled for a couple of months. In fact, by the time we actually made a final decision and were ready to start the wall build, I was actually a tad embarrassed about having to call the mason we decided to go with.
Anyway, with all of our procrastinating, we finally did get the project completed (thankfully), and I am happy to tell you that if I had known what a big difference that it was going to make I would have done it years ago. We ended up going with the stone wall in the end, and while it cost more than we had budgeted, I am more than confident that it was well worth it.
Down the road, when it comes time to sell, this will be one improvement that will be appreciated by potential buyers. For now though, we love how it looks, and have gotten a ton of compliments, along with some right deserved mocking of how long we took to get it done.