Prior to anyone setting foot inside your house, there is something that they will see first; that being your fence and the gate around your yard. That may not sound like much of a big deal, but first impressions are first impressions. First impressions count and will be made when someone is walking by your gate on the way to your front door. Why is this important? You don't want your fence or gate to tell people that your house is tacky.
This is why it is pretty important that you choose the right style of gate for your fence. You have already studied the tips to building a fence that lasts; you chose the right spacing for your fence sections, were able to get your fence posts right, and put together a really nice fence. Now is not the time to skimp out and choose a gate that doesn't fit your fences style.
When you are deciding on the right style of gate for your fence, keep in mind the reason that you actually built the fence. Did you build the fence for privacy? If so, a gate you can see through probably won't be the best option for you. Did you build it to keep your pets in the yard or to keep intruders out of the yard? Then you will probably want to get a gate that was designed to do just that. Or if you built your fence to complement your house, you will want to choose a gate that compliments the fence, as well as your house.
Next, you will want to make sure that the design of your gate matches your fence, as well as the design of your home. This starts with the color. The color of your gate and fence should be one that matches your house. I'm sure you can easily see how having a peach colored house with a bright, fire engine red gate in your fence may be somewhat of an eyesore.
To make your gate really blend in, it should follow the same theme of the fence. Whatever that theme is will depend upon the style of house and fence you have, but by using the same theme with your gate, it will help to make your home stand out even more.
These are just a couple of ways that can help make the choice of picking out a gate for your fence, an easy one. Just remember that when choosing the right style of gate for your fence is ultimately your choice. So feel free to speak with a gate expert about what you're looking for and what the best options for your individual situation may be. This will help to get the gate that your fence deserves and that will have your guests going 'wow' when they see it.