A feature gate can make a massive difference to your garden, telling your visitors and the whole street about your unique style and personality. Just like your front door, it should be welcoming and set the tone for your property and garden. But what gate suits your home best? Here are five types of feature gates to consider:
- Picket Gates. First impressions count and a picket gate to match your picket fence can dramatically improve how your home looks and adds value to your property. This style screams yesteryear cottage and would be an excellent match for a weatherboard house with a whimsical English-style cottage garden. You can choose to mix it up with wrought iron portholes to give a tantalising glimpse inside your yard and add an attractive sensor light to welcome your guests on a dark winter’s night.
- Woven wire. A popular style for early twentieth-century homes like Edwardian and Californian Bungalows, woven wire gates are delicate in appearance, allowing the whole street to see through to your lovely garden and property. They look beautiful with flowers and plants cascading through them onto pathways and are equally useful for keeping pets in your yard. Lightweight but sturdy, gates often feature scrollwork and can be powder-coated to a colour of your choice to match your home.
- Automatic slide. The ultimate in sophisticated convenience, automating your driveway gate makes it easier to drive into your garage and can add a sense of drama to how people access your property. An electric motor is installed to open and close the gate, controlled by a transmitter you can use in your car or from inside your home. You can retrofit a motor onto your existing gate or purchase an automatic gate kit. They're also a great choice for extra home security.
- Wrought iron. Custom-ordering a wrought-iron gate gives you a chance to let your imagination run free. A popular choice for grand Victorian-era homes, they’ve made a serious comeback in recent years because they offer a bespoke look that makes a bold statement. Like woven wire gates, they allow others to get a peek at your lovely landscaping and provide the perfect support for climbing plants and vines. Pick a design that suits your home’s style and personality, whether traditional or whimsical. And, because iron is also one of the most durable materials for fencing, your gate is guaranteed to delight you and your guests for years to come.
- A Moongate. Be inspired by Zen design and incorporate a circular motif into your fence line. A style that harks back centuries to ancient China, it was traditionally used to act as a portal between gardens and is often thought to represent the new moon, a symbol of birth and renewal. It’s portal design also gives the sense that you’re passing between two worlds, making your entrance a special, mystical experience. Moongates always look amazing when covered in foliage like ivy, clematis, climbing roses or honeysuckle.
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