Most of the times gates are associated with protection and the feeling of safety. Along the times a great variation of gates and gate designs was developed and constructed in order for people to protect their territories and in the same time to show their wealth. The model of the gate and its material was also a question of money and social status. It kind of makes me wonder if any of it had changed in the 21st century. But besides of that gates also are a reflection of art and personal tastes and values. Simple, filled with ornaments, automatic, made of wood, made of steel- a gate tells a story about its owner in its own way. Is the well- known saying- don not judge anything after its looks- true in the case of gate design? Well, I think besides protecting and offering security, the gate’s role is to decorate. To tell stories about the people behind them. To awake curiosity. To challenge and to let you guessing. So yes: a gate’s design, its material, its size does matter and is important not only in its primary role.
Double entrance gates first of all demand respect. They transmit solemnity and a feeling that they are better suited for protecting territories than any other kind of gates. Fairytale gates always have double entrance. They have something mysterious about them: behind those gates it lays something fearful or something magic that only a double gate is able to hide. So these kinds of gates stand for strength and intimidate mostly with their size. Double entrance gates tend to be large and heavy and mostly simply designed. A few metallic ornaments on a double entrance gate always have the desired effect: that to make you wonder without having the guts to go near them. Besides that, double entrance gates are much more comfortable when driving a car to your back yard. If the double gate is also automatic, then opening the gate with a remote control or via a simple button unit and than driving through your garden will really feel like an episode of Dallas. So double entrance gates stand for comfort, for easy week days and nighttime glamour when it is surrounded by lamps and they are all lit.
Fairytale or classy atmosphere can be created by placing a double entrance gate in front of your house or garden, it only depends on the design of the gate and with a couple of well- chosen materials and well- constructed details you can almost confer a personality to your gate that might scare or might welcome. A double entrance gate often transmits a strong social status, confidence and solemnity. If you are thinking of having one constructed and assembled in front of your little domain, be careful to choose one appropriate in size and design for you and for the atmosphere of the place. Because double entrance gates transmit such strong messages, they can easily transform into something ridiculous by trying too hard.