The first impression for those passing in front of a residence is its façade and consequently its main gate or access to the garage. The gates have different styles, from the simplest to the most elaborate, with a mixture of materials and compositions of textures. Because of this, they must be designed so that they have a visual harmony with the construction, joining the model of the gate with the desired style for the facade.
The residential gate can be automatic or manual. There is a certain specification for each application - for example, in a garage door, the ideal is that the opening is automatic to prevent the resident needs to leave the car to control this access.
Know the main types of gate, openings and materials
For easy viewing, we separate the main types of gates, their openings and the most popular materials for use. Check out all the tips with pictures below:
The automation of the gate and its opening is always more practical, however, it is necessary to verify the time of the operation of this system, to guarantee security and privacy to the residents. Remembering that material is a crucial point in choosing an automatic gate, the lighter it is, the easier and faster it is to open, in addition to requiring a lower energy expenditure of the motor that makes this move.
If you are going to save money on your work, it is worth betting on manual opening. Where a rail is installed so that the gate can travel more easily on this axis. In the future, the villager can change the manual opening by an automatic: the rails can be adapted without the need to change the model of the gate.
Gate to open
There are three types of system most used for opening the gate: open, run and swingarm. The open is the most traditional, which only requires an internal space for the opening of the leaves. This is one of the most common options for small and restricted entries.
The sliding gate slides in a horizontal line, requiring a space on the facade for it to run freely. Its opening can be either manual or automatic.
The tilting gate model is the one that opens upwards and does not need as much free space as the others cited. It may be the ideal solution for building that wants to take advantage of every space in the garage.
About the materials of the gates
When choosing the ideal material for the gate, the choice is to choose the one that accompanies the style of the construction, being able to have an industrial style, contemporary, for a house on the beach, a farm and among other variations. Iron gates are those that have the most traditional and cheap finish. Those looking for a modern option, choose a model of aluminum, glass or wood: they are three materials of high quality and that give a current appearance the facade of a residence. A strong tendency in the choice of materials is the corten steel, it has high strength and is generally closed without any casting. Check out the main materials of residential gates:
Wooden and aluminum gate
Corten steel gate
110 inspirations from gate models in residential projects
With the large number of gate models available, it is difficult to choose which one is right for your home. After all, they must identify with the architecture of the residence as a whole. That's why we've separated some models and visual styles to inspire you, making your choice easier:
Picture 1 - Residential sliding gate.
Ideally, the size of the gate should match the height of the facade wall , forming a uniform and harmonic extension. In the above design, the gate is made of iron with horizontal pipes and has the automotive opening system that facilitates the entrance and exit of automobiles from the residence.
Picture 2 - The smooth plate allows a more impactant color in the painting.
Picture 3 - The gradil allows the complete view of the architecture of the house.
In this project, the hollow gate received the manual opening system. The ideal is to use them in closed condominiums, since they guarantee more security to the residents.
Picture 4 - The rules regulate a little that visual entry bringing more privacy to that access.
Picture 5 - The pivoting models play and give movement to the facade.
Picture 6 - The combination of the corten steel with the brick in sight is perfect to highlight the hues of these materials.
Playing with the tone on tone is also a technique used in the erection of the facade. In this project was no different, the gate received a darker shade than the brick, forming a harmonic combination for this set.
Picture 7 - To give the contemporary air, the same model was used leaked in the gate and in the superior detail of the facade of the residence.
Picture 8 - Here we can also see this harmony of materials accompanied by a same finish.
Picture 9 - In addition to highlighting the access with the pivoting door, the cast effect gives the facade a more light weight.
Picture 10 - Here the mixture between the open and the closed allows the privacy and the control of the ventilation.
Image 11 - Residential aluminum gate.
The aluminum is light and grayish material, a neutral color that guarantees a sober and stylish facade. To keep up with the modern look, combine with a concrete wall and materials with neutral colors.
Image 12 - Gate to residential condominium.
Picture 13 - The painting on the steel plate allows to accompany any style of facade.
Picture 14 - In this project, the brick and the wood follow practically the same hue.
The cool thing about wood is that it has a multitude of different shades. In the case above, the idea is to leave the building forming a single neutral plane with noble coatings.
Image 15 - The wider gate leaks create a greater connection to the sidewalk.
Image 16 - Enhance the finish of the steel with a graphite art and highlight even more its facade.
This modern and jovial looking townhouse has won a garage gate that follows the most jovial style. With the steel model, a graphite art was installed, which allows this integration with the urban landscape. Beside this work of art, we can observe a contrast with the wooden gate, resulting in a beautiful composition.
Image 17 - Small residential gates.
Picture 18 - Rulers in different sizes allow a more modern design for the gates.
Image 19 - Residential gate with OSB boards.
Picture 20 - For the high ceiling, abuse the pivoting doors.
Image 21 - Residential gate with grid in horizontal lines.
Because it is a residence with contemporary architecture, the wall and the gates have won the same finish in all their extension, including in the wall of the entrance door.
Image 22 - The wooden walkway highlights the entrance even more.
Image 23 - Residential gate made with wooden rulers.
Image 24 - The wider steel slides on the garage door allow a design on the façade.
Working the finishes on the gate is a way of giving personality to your façade. It can receive drawings, metal tubes, paintings and even a mix of materials.
Image 25 - Residential gate with wall.
As the façade of this residence occupies the entire length of the terrain, it was necessary to use several independent door pieces, with varying sizes, to cover the entire length of the front. However, all the pieces follow the same design as the facade of the residence.
Image 26 - The gate is highlighted by the volume of the facade.
With the double function of door and door, this model opens into the residence. With the corten steel finish, it stands out in the middle of the volume and the small front yard.
Image 27 - Hollowed gate with pipes horizontally.
Image 28 - White residential gates.
A detail for the lighting project that makes all the difference in the facade of this house with points that illuminate the gate at night.
Image 29 - Residential gate with grid and detail in glass.
Both the garage door and the main entrance have the same model in horizontal gradient, while a glass plate is embedded in the wall, ensuring the garden stands out.
Image 30 - The wooden details of the façade reappear at the garage access gates.
Image 31 - The gate prevails with the same architectural language of the facade.
Concrete and glass are noble materials for the treatment of the facade. To maintain a modern composition, the steel door with black paint was the right choice for this style.
Picture 32 - Both the entrance door and the garage door can have the same finish.
In this project, both the entrance door, the gate and the wall received the blue oil color.
Image 33 - The wooden gate ennobles the building.
Image 34 - Metal grid with vertical lines.
Image 35 - Red residential gates.
There is no doubt that the colorful gates always draw attention to the street. Not that it's a rule, but when it comes to business points, the choice of colored gates is perfect. They have a striking identity for their physical point, in addition to attracting customers to their business.
Image 36 - Gate with horizontal pipes and 2/3 of plate from behind.
Image 37 - Residential gate with "open" system.
Picture 38 - With the most contemporary style, the construction did not give up a wooden gate.
Using small wooden rulers vertically guarantees a stylish gate with the possibility of limiting the visualization of the interior of the residence. Ideal for contrasting with a light-colored façade, like the predominant gray in this design.
Image 39 - The wooden gate draws attention on the sidewalk.
The classic in construction is leaving the gate just as a place of access to the interior of the residence or garage. In this project, the model of garage door in wood was fixed in the ground floor of the building to guarantee style to the facade.
Image 40 - Black residential gates.
Image 41 - Corten steel is synonymous with modernity and durability.
This material guarantees durability, high strength and quality, as well as a more rustic look, ideal to accompany the green walls in the exterior area of the residence.
Image 42 - Residential gate with tilting system.
The tilting model was the ideal to take advantage of the available space of this garage. The gate is made of smooth plate with green paint. Both the wall and the side door also receive the same finish.
Picture 43 - Residential gate for two garages.
The terraced houses should follow the same pattern of the gate on the facade and this project was no different.
Image 44 - These small spaces allow some of the visibility of the street.
Image 45 - In this project, both the gate and the facade receive the same finish and material.
Wood is the predominant material on this facade! In addition to the sliding panels of the upper floors, the ground floor gates also follow a modern operation. They are plates coupled to one another, forming a single plane. However, they can be opened according to the size desired for the passage of people or vehicles.
Image 46 - Vertical thin rulers made of galvanized steel and with painting imitating wood.
Image 47 - Residential gates in vertical steel.
Image 48 - Residential gate for a garage with two parking spaces.
A proposal of modern and clean facade with residential gate to a garage with two openings.
Image 49 - Gate with quadricular designs.
This is a different gate option with checkered format and in this design, received the white color.
Image 50 - Metal residential gates with glass details.
With a mix of materials, this residence gained a modern look with the metal gate and glass wall. Besides giving lightness to the visual, this composition of materials allows the visualization of the construction of the facade.
Picture 51 - Gate in smooth perforated plate.
Image 52 - The gate can be combined together with a wall of stones.
Picture 53 - For a beautiful entrance, nothing like a landscaping project.
Landscaping is essential and can change the face of your facade, choose for a dedicated design to have a result with excellent visual.
Image 54 - The design on the glass gave the necessary privacy to the inner side of the ground.
Image 55 - This model of metallic gate leaves the visual of the facade to the show, giving lightness to who passes in the street.
Image 56 - The low gate allows the view of only part of the facade.
Image 57 - An interesting idea is to keep the gate and floor in a continuous shape.
As this residence is dominated by walls, the idea is to keep a small and prominent gate on the sidewalk. Therefore, the pagination of the floor extends to the door ensuring contrast with the white color of the wall.
Image 58 - The perforated gate leaves the common and leaves the facade with much more personality.
Invest in an option that goes out of the ordinary to have a differentiated facade, as this project shows.
Image 59 - The wooden porch gave an oriental air to this entrance.
The covered area ensures safety and protects on rainy days.
Image 60 - Gate with steel structure.
Image 61 - This simple gate is ideal for a house in the countryside.
Image 62 - This gate reminds even a residential village!
Picture 63 - For a more rustic house, invest in classical curvilinear gates.
Anyone who is adept at art and bold models may be surprised by the effect of a beautiful gate full of curves and details.
Image 64 - The wall and the gate must be in harmony, both in the height and in the materials chosen.
When considering the design of the facade, look at the height of the wall and the gate, in principle, they must be aligned to have the best visual result.
Image 65 - Gate for a clean design with light visual appearance.
The small cuts of the steel plate act as a "breather" for this wall. To avoid leaving the facade covered, this design uses a cutout, where the gate has vertical dimensions smaller than the wall area.
Image 66 - Ideal for those who like geometric shapes and orthogonal lines.
Picture 67 - A gate with two doors leaves the opening wider, and can even be used as entrance of vehicles.
Image 68 - The gray gate highlighted the architecture with white paint.
One option is to play with the contrast of colors, leaving the darker at the gates and the lighter ones on the front of the house. This rule can also be applied in inverse situations, resulting in a beautiful contrast, in addition to ensuring prominence to the residence.
Picture 69 - For those who want a concrete wall: use the combination of the metallic structure and the frosted glass.
Picture 70 - The blend of metal and wood in the gate is perfect for this model of home.
Picture 71 - The gate with railing ends up being the preferred one for houses with traditional style.
Image 72 - The gate can also follow different formats and designs.
Picture 73 - This model refers to the entrance of a temple. How about being inspired by this oriental style?
Image 74 - The grid that forms the gate has won organic designs: the result is a very inviting entrance.
Image 75 - Complement your entrance with a cover of plants and flowers.
Picture 76 - Automatic gate in aluminum lambri.
Picture 77 - Art in the gate.
Image 78 - Gate with diagonal drawing and closed dog kills.
Image 79 - Automatic gate with glass detail.
Picture 80 - For a more rustic design, abuse the bamboo!
Bamboo is an ideal material to emphasize the rustic characteristics of a building. This gate uses the material sustainably in its composition.
Image 81 - Residential gate with two leaves.
Image 82 - Vertical and horizontal lines mark the architectural style of this residence.
Image 83 - Simple gate for residential condominium.
The classic model made by vertical iron pipes, in the style gradil and with white paint is the ideal option for condominiums with high jig, guaranteeing more beauty the main entrance of the enterprise.
Image 84 - Gate to sloping ground.
Picture 85 - Gate with classic style.
Image 86 - Following the same colors of the construction, the gate remains neutral in the middle of this facade.
Image 87 - The lower gate creates a more cozy setting for the terrain.
Picture 88 - Gate with galvanized screen.
In this type of gate, a frame is created for each installed screen. These screens ensure security, but leave privacy aside. In these cases, residents can choose what they like best. For example, in a gated community, it can be a great option, since the integration with the external environment is greater.
Image 89 - Ideal for a house on the beach.
Picture 90 - Flat plate with vertical tube applique in asymmetric measurements.
This gate was made in two sizes, one for the main entrance and another leading to the garage access. Already the tone chosen guarantees a lighter look for the composition of the facade.
Image 91 - Leaving a more urban touch for construction.
Image 92 - White gate with wide buds.
Image 93 - Perforated steel plate has gained a strip mimicking the wood. Another highlight is the differentiated house numbering.
A modern way to innovate the look of your home is to replace the classical numeration with this idea made with the very material of the gate, painting parts of it with the white paint.
Image 94 - Steel sheet with glass openings.
These hollow niches allow privacy in the right measure and still give a movement to the façade for those who pass the sidewalk.
Image 95 - To escape the light colors, the gate has gained a darker contrast to highlight the whole construction.
An example of contrast between colors: here the walls of the building are white and the gates receive the black color to complete the paper. This is a valid resource in the elaboration of the facade, working with colors to have the best possible result.
Image 96 - Closed gate in horizontally creased steel lambri.
As residents opted for a gate model that does not allow viewing the interior of the terrain, the extra charm was secured by the trim added at the top of each piece.
Image 97 - The shades of this facade are marked by dark colors and noble materials, a beautiful composition!
Image 98 - Flat sheet with ventilation on top and detail on horizontal tube.
Image 99 - The construction is composed of two parts: the upper one with light tones and the lower one in woody tones.
In this project, the garage door accompanies the design of the house facade. So it was thought of as two blocks (upper and lower) that contrast with their light and dark colors, as well as the finishes and the use of the full and the void in the volume game.
Picture 100 - Gate to terraced houses.
The semi-detached house won a gate model in two versions: a leak, installed on the smallest part of the facade, allowing partial visualization of the residence, and another version in the garage, which forbids the rest of the house.
Image 101 - In contrast to the facade.
A colorful gate shows the whole personality of the residence already on the facade. The painting in yellow contrasts with the rest of the concrete wall, which allows a wide visibility of the residence, since the terrain has a wide width.
Image 102 - Gate with white gradient.
This type of gate is a mixture between the open and the closed. Ideal for those who want a view from the inside out and with a lock on the bottom, protecting this area from the dirt on the outside.
Image 103 - Wall, door and gate with the same material.
In order to have the same standardization, this project receives the same metallic material throughout the façade, both at the gate, the central door and the wall.
Image 104 - Simplicity may be the best way.
For those who do not know the ideal model: choose the classic cast gates with neutral colors. They make up in any type of construction and harmonize in varied architectural styles.
Image 105 - Ideal for a townhouse.
Image 106 - Gate closed with ventilation.
Image 107 - Rulers of vertical galvanized steel with imitation wood painting.
Steel gates can mimic the visual appearance of the wood by receiving a special paint.
Image 108 - The red details harmonize the composition of this construction.
Creating an identity for construction is an important task! Whether it's a detail, a color or a finish, they should be present anywhere on your front. The constructive detail in red steel was the key point of this construction.
Figure 109 - The rail system asks for a wider terrain for the door to go through completely.
The railing gate needs extra space on the ground to be fully opened, as shown in the image above.
Image 110 - The closed gate is ideal for those looking for privacy.
The enclosed gate with the stone wall covers the entire front of the house, ensuring privacy for the residents. Made from a single size, the greyish tone promotes a smoother look to the rest of the facade.
We hope all these tips have contributed to the choice of your next residential gate. In addition to the options available in construction department stores, there are also companies specializing in the manufacture of custom-designed gates, which is the best option to have a personalized proposal.