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Friday, August 23, 2013

How To Use An Arched Garden Gate

The right garden gate can transform your yard, add a great element to your landscaping and improve your home's curb appeal. A popular choice of many homeowners is the arched garden gate. These gates not only look great, they add privacy to your backyard and are a great barrier for keeping unwanted critters away from your home. That's a lot to ask from a gate, but the popular arched gate can deliver this and more. They come in a wide variety of styles and sizes and are available for a lot less than the average homeowner may think is possible. 

Whether you are looking for a garden gate made of cement, iron, wood or any other material the arched gate fits the bill. The materials from which this type of gate can be made are as limitless as are the ways it can be used. Homeowners and landscape specialists can improve the privacy, protection and style of any yard by choosing an arched gate made of traditional wrought iron or one that uses modern steel sculptures to give it a unique look. No matter which one they choose their yard is sure to be the talk of the neighborhood for many years to come.

Modern metal gates come in a wide range of colors. This makes it easy to find one to match any homeowner’s yard, home and landscaping design. Gates in dark grey or brown easily match the color tones in the trees, grass, plants and stones in most people's yard. Using a black arched metal garden gate creates a beautiful contrast while offering complete protection from roaming creatures or nosy neighbors. Black metal arched gates also fit in perfectly with many types of modern landscape design. It gives the look of inviolable power surrounding a bright, colorful, relaxing garden scene.

Homeowners using Asian landscape design elements who want a gate that adds warmth would do well to consider a wooden arched gate with an eye level Mondrian-inspired cutout, which allows visitors to peek at the placid garden scene just beyond it. The color scheme used on the gate can add that “je ne sais qua” to the entire scene. This type of arched garden gate and the impact it has on a home's curb appeal can add thousands of dollars to the perceived value of the home. Whether the homeowner decides to use a gate painted in earth tones or bright colors just adds to the overall beauty of the yard.

 If you want the classic look, you can choose to use a classic arched iron gate held in place by pillars of marble, stone or cement. Many people complement this look by adding symmetrically placed lanterns to the top of the pillars to create a soft yet strong look. This solid gate may look charming, but it is also very effective for keeping pets and small children in and unwanted guests out

Want to add beauty, safety and value to your home? Consider an arched garden gate.


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