Monday, October 7, 2013

Fence & Gate Ideas

Wrought iron is a timeless fencing and gate option.

A gated fence surrounding your property is a great way to give an elegant look to your home while adding privacy. There are a few ways to get the best effect with fence and gate combinations, but the best advice is to keep the look uniform. Coordinate the fence and gate in style and color, then coordinate your landscaping to match. This method will keep your look both aesthetic and functional to best suit the appearance of your property. Does this Spark an idea?

Wrought Iron

Wrought iron fencing and coordinating gates add a unique aspect to landscaping, gardens or even home entrances. These are perfect for older homes, as wrought iron is known for its timeless beauty and resilience to the elements. This option is expensive, but wrought iron requires very little maintenance and will likely be the only fencing option you will ever need. You can also get the gates and fences custom-made.


Steel gates hold up well and can be custom-made to fit your home or garden. Custom-made steel gates are a great way to draw attention to a particular area of your garden or to add flair to your home. You can have gates and fences made with designs to reflect your interests, such as a framed sunflower for your garden or a sunburst highlighted with stained glass accents. The steel also can be painted any color you wish and will require nothing more than the occasional cleaning and a possible rust treatment now and then. You won’t have to worry about the steel cracking or warping due to sun or moisture exposure. It will stand up to any weather element.

Secret Garden

The movie "The Secret Garden" has an exquisite, secluded fencing and gate look that has caught on with many modern-day homes. Think of a high set, stone, brick or slat wood fencing with a somewhat concealed gate or doorway. Allow ivy and vines to climb the fencing and tumble to the ground to add to the wild-yet-secluded effect. A swinging wooden door with an antique, faded paint job will not only be extremely attractive but will provoke a whimsical feel as well. This is a fairly simple do-it-yourself project that allows you to use your imagination. This option is not only ornate but also serves as an excellent privacy fence.

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