If you are similar to most people, having a safe and secure home is important to you. You may have been considering security gates for your home, but you do not want it to look like cell block H all through your abode. You would rather not have the outside of your home and property mistaken for the state penitentiary. You also may not be enthused about some of the most well-known design style of residential security gates. Inside your home, you may not be a fan of the thick, plastic, girded baby or pet gating that has become familiar in many doorways. The wooden, diamond-latticed gates of yore may not blend in with your decor, nor are those very friendly to fingers when opening or closing them. Well, fret no longer. These days, security doesn’t have to mean sacrificing style.
You can have gating that reflects the architecture of your home. In fact, with the many wonders of metalwork, you can have security gates that enhance the look of your home. Whether your home is an old Victorian or sleek and modern, you can have gated security that is both fabulous and functional. If your home is a glamorous, 60s, Beverly Hills style, ranch home, security gates that are influenced by the architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright might be just the accent that you would want. If your home is influenced by Asian design, then you can go with a gate design that reflects the Japanese simplicity or Chinese ornamentation. You may even want gating that mixes glass and metal. If you have the means to add more security via gating to your home, then the only thing that is halting your design is imagination.
What if you have a wee one or beloved pet that at times needs to be safely contained in a room or safely away from an area? Interior, security gates are a great way to do this. Yes, in the past, design options with those was rather limited, but now more companies are heeding people’s desires for pet and baby gating that reflects the style of their homes. Many of them come in some type of durable plastic, but there are styles that are more reminiscent of wrought iron gates. Some incorporate wood and plastic.
Others go wooden all the way, but in a style that can fit in with a modern design or an Old World one. You can have the safety without the bulkiness. You might even want a solid, retractable gate. You may even want to be creative and have a safety gate that is a third of a door. This wouldn’t be portable, but if you will often have need of it, this may be the type of design that will best suit your needs. Shop around. Be creative. Mix metals and media with your outer security gates. Go with unusual colors with your interior gating. Make security gates work for you and the look of your home.