Despite the adage, we can’t help but judge a book by its cover, even if only a little. It’s human nature to make first impressions based on what we see. This fact of life applies to the buildings we see as much the people we meet. Giving your house a beautiful exterior will make a great first impression on people who come to visit. You can beautify your home and make it more elegant by using iron bar pieces, like the ones you can get from Door Gate Depot.
The material used to create an element of your home decor influences how visitors perceive the item. If you saw two identical fountains with one made of plastic and the other made of marble, the marble one would look nicer because of the material. Using iron for elements in exterior decor can have a similar effect. An iron door or gate looks better than a wooden counterpart.
Upgrading elements of your home with iron fixtures can tremendously improve the appeal of the house’s exterior. Door Gate Depot has a Before and After section in the Gallery that shows how much switching to iron pieces can make a doorway, gate, or fence look more elegant. These homes were lovely at the start, but adding iron took it to another level!
Part of the appeal of iron is the skill required to make things like iron doors, gates, and more. Making something with wood simply requires wood and some saws. In contrast, to make something with metal requires extreme heat, metalworking skills to create ornate shapes and design, as well as specialized equipment. Even without knowing all of the work that goes into creating iron fixtures, people immediately appreciate the time and skill it takes to make beautiful iron doors, gates, and more. And since Door Gate Depot can customize iron products for your home, you can add an iron door, gates, and railings anywhere you like.
Another reason people love iron exterior features is the way they symbolize longevity. Unlike wooden pieces, wrought iron gates, railings, doors won’t erode from the elements. The wrought iron railings used on historical European landmarks, like the Canterbury and Winchester Cathedrals of England, have been there for centuries. The height of wrought iron construction was in the 18th and 19th century, which is part of the reason why people associate iron doors, gates, and railings with elegance.
Anyone who has seen a blacksmith at work can tell you there’s something magical in watching a person take raw metal and turn it into something ornate and useful. In a world filled with mass-produced items, people appreciate things that are handmade because every individual piece has slight differences that make the exterior decor feel more alive. Take a look at the Factory gallery on our site to get a feel for all of the work that goes into creating wrought-iron creations.
If you want to upgrade your home’s exterior with custom, wrought iron doors, gates, and railing, Gate Door and Depot is here to help. Door Gate Depot has been creating custom ironworks in the Los Angeles area for over a decade and has developed a reputation for producing top-of-the-line designs. Send us a message online to learn more about upgrading your home’s exterior with wrought iron doors, gates, and railings.