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13 Ideas for main doors and gates that will add style to your façade

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A gate stands at the entrance to a home, and therefore, has an important role to play in creating a good first impression. By adding a stylish door or entrance, you can make the façade of your home memorable. We’ve picked 13 spectacular doors and gates to give you some ideas about creating an entrance that will win the hearts of all your visitors.

​1. A rustic style with wood and metal

 Windows by Conely
Conely

Portón de cochera rústico

Conely

A gate made of wood and iron is not solely for rustic cottages. It can work just as well for a large home, where it adds style to the entrance in addition to providing much-needed privacy.

2. Original design with a see-through element

This unique design has the gate resembling a fence. The vertical slats bring an element of visibility, providing a better view of the façade of the house.

3. Camouflaged!!

 Windows by BAMBU CARBONO ZERO
BAMBU CARBONO ZERO

Bambu Carbono Zero e Arq. Isay Weinfeld

BAMBU CARBONO ZERO

Now you see it; now you don’t! The bamboo gate in this home is built to merge with the rest of the façade. The motorized system brings an element of surprise, when it draws open at the touch of a button. At other times, it guarantees to make people ponder about the location of the home’s entrance.

4. Horizontal lines with privacy cover

This design takes into account both visibility and protection with thin horizontal lines that offer a view of the home, while the centre portion provides privacy to the windows facing the street.

5. Minimalist to the core

For a minimalist style home, gates that appear to merge into the walls are a good option. They also bring an element of sophistication to the façade.

6. Artistic elegance

A bold design that uses artistic designs in metal or wood can make the home’s entrance stylish. However, make sure that it matches the theme of the rest of the façade. Ask your designer for advice.

7. Eye-catching pattern

A custom designed gate such as this one gives the entrance a distinctive look. It’s a D-I-Y option that can be achieved with creativity.

8. Protective pergola

In this home, a charming pergola over the main door offers protection from the natural elements. It’s designed to match the roof, adding synergy to the façade.

9. Play of light and shadow

It’s important to remember that the entrance should look good whether it’s day or night. The lovely play of light and shadow created by the sunlight during the day can be replaced by clever artificial lighting at night.

10. Colourful entrance

When the house does not have a large gate that opens into the driveway, a small one can be decorated beautifully to make it stunning.

11. Wood and stone

 Windows by Opra Nova
Opra Nova

Exterior—Puerta de Entrada

Opra Nova

Walls at the side of the gate or door need to add value to the façade. A combination of stone and wood is a classic style that can never go wrong.

12. Big and small

When the home has separate gates for vehicles and pedestrians, it’s vital that the gates complement each other.

13. Exquisite design

Of course, there’s nothing like a unique and spectacular design on the gate to make it memorable. The intricate carving on this gate adds an exquisite touch to the façade.

For more ideas on stunning entrance gates see 15 exterior gates to impress your whole street.

Which of these designs is your favourite? Let us know in the comments.
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