Our hypocrisy revealed

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(Well, one of our hypocrisies.)

We make snarky comments  all the time about the new trend toward horizontal fencing in our neighborhood– what we call “flipper fences.” We’ve talked about flipper fences at least once on this blog, probably more, and anyone who hangs out with us has heard the term from us too many times.

To us, these fences are symbols of gentrification. The appearance of one in front of an old house is a sure sign the interior has undergone a rough-n’-ready “Dwell” style modern makeover inside, and the house is about to be re-sold at a 100k mark-up.

Yet when it came time to finally install a handrail on our staircase (just in time for the holidays, to appease our family, who for some reason find our treacherous staircase problematic) we discovered that arranging the boards horizontally worked best.

In short, due to a combination of laziness and skill deficiency and general expediency (the usual deciding factors in our design decisions) we’re constructing our very own flipper fence.

Yup.

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  1. I love you guys. So honest! And yes it’s just a flipper handrail, and it looks good. I’m following your front yard revamp with interest.

  2. Kelly and Erik. I am so happy that I will be there at Christmas and not have to worry about falling down the stairs. You are the best just wait tell you turn 70. I know you think that will ever happen. Thanks so much. Love you

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