THE IMPORTANCE OF THEMED GATE DESIGNS
Good gate designs can provide many things. They add security, open without getting out of your vehicle, keep animals and children out of the street, etc. Great gate designs do all of these things and create the initial impression of ambiance you want to give your guests. The gate is the first thing they will see at your home, it should be the first item you consider in your overall design them. Whether your home leans to Ranch style, Contemporary or Craftsman designs, you should make sure the gate compliments the architecture of your home.
Impressive Contemporary Gate Design
Do you see the Asian influence in the pedestrian Gate? Often gate designs bring the outside in. In this case, it allows the cool San Diego climate to circulate air through the house while keeping the bugs and burglars out.
Craftsman Gate Designs
Creating Contemporary Gate Designs
A Craftsman gate design for a security door. The Craftsman style condominiums had several different doors like this.
A very Craftsman gate design. This pedestrian or garden gate is opened by a hidden button on the side of the pillar. The pillars are a typical Craftsman style, thick at the bottom, narrow at the top and made of natural materials. Craftsman gate designs make extensive use of these elements too.
Do you and your significant other disagree on which way to go? Some of our most beautiful work is a combination of gate designs. Note the gentle curve of the gate below with the woven straight cut hardwood around copper pipe. The use of hard and soft, straight and curved, smooth concrete and wood grain interprets a new gate design in a beautifully functional entrance.
This gate combines the natural feel of craftsman wood with the hard smooth surface of a contemporary concrete wall. Innovative gate designs done right!
Rustic and Tuscan Gate Designs
This heavy rustic Tuscan style gate uses gate designs from western ranches and Italian vineyards. The clavos hide the screws used to mate the wood to the steel frame beneath.
This design category covers those gates whose principle feature is old heavy timber with large bolts, hinges, screws and nails. The nails, known as Clavos,Spanish for nails, are often used extensively.
While Tuscany gate designs are often rustic and unfinished, the elements can be kept beautiful by using newer synthetic varnishes or wiping the wood down with oil on occasion.
Note the extensive use of clavos, those large round headed nails.
The speak easy grille on the front adds a bit a drama to gate designs incorporating wrought iron hardware. the strap hinges are often very large and steel straps across the entire gate are not uncommon.
Here you can see the large hinges and hardware common to a ranch or vineyard in the Tuscany region of Italy.
If you like, we can match your garage door design to your gate designs. We believe in keeping a design theme throughout a home or business. The elegant classy carriage house door below shows how it can be done with taste and style.
Simply beautiful. A carriage house garage door we can build to match a similar gate. The gate would be shorter and wider.