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Start From Scratch and Get Creative By Building Your Own Garden Gate

Start From Scratch and Get Creative By Building Your Own Garden Gate

If you’re looking to add a welcoming new feature to your home then perhaps you could consider installing a garden or driveway gate? No matter what your taste or style choice with a little bit of imagination you can turn the front of your homestead into a striking and attention grabbing facet for your home.


Whilst many people will often opt for bland and uninteresting gates and fences to surround their homes using these features to help enhance your front exterior can be visually beneficial as much as they can be practical. Beautifully carved wooden gates or a stunningly crafted and hand forged iron gate can breathe new life into your front area and have a huge impact on curb appeal for your property.


You can utilise a well-crafted gate to help reflect your personality or the personality of your property. You can nestle a stunning aged gate in amongst the shrubbery and plant life surrounding your front garden if want more of a mysterious yet vintage look. Alternatively if you’re more of a private type person you could throw up a couple of oversized gates high enough to block the view of your home.


For those with more of flamboyant qualities will be able to take great pride in an ornate or overly elaborate metal structure perhaps recycled from the frame of an old bicycle or other such metal structures, in fact you are only limited by your imagination. Imagine creating a small rounded wooden hobbit-hole door like that in the Shire featured in Peter Jackson’s ‘Lord of the Rings’ and ‘The Hobbit’ trilogies, or trying to replicate the iconic Iron Throne from the hit series ‘Game of Thrones’ and turning it into an outstanding yet practical gated feature.


Surrounding your home with a wonderfully unconventional gate design can help envelop your exterior, garden or driveway and gives you a fantastic opportunity to make your mark on an often overlooked area of your property. If you need inspiration for your garden entry you can even build your own automated gate with Portcullis using the special online gate builder section on their site. It allows you to select different dimensions, rail decorations and designs and whatever other styles and eye catching finishes you may be interested in and includes a real-time mock up of the gate to help you get a better visual idea of the final product.


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