Entrance way Solution needed

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Entrance way Solution needed

Post by vic120 » Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:57 am


I am buying a new house, The Issue is, I have a child with Autism and Keep him out of the Kitchen Dining room area

The entrance way from Living room into the dining room there a bowed archway that is 10 Ft in width

It is too big to adequately put a gate, I am looking for the most cost-effective decent solution

I had thought maybe putting up on both sides a half wall of about 3 ft each way and then Is there a door that can go there or if not I can put a gate in the midsection

I was thinking about going about 4th high

Would that be sturdy is this a feasible solution?

Also are there better Ideas, In and around the same cost that might look better and be sturdy?

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Re: Entrance way Solution needed

Post by Shannon » Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:25 am

10' is to wide for a 1 piece gate or door but like you suggested two part walls or fences with gate in the middle would work ok IMO.
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Re: Entrance way Solution needed

Post by A. Spruce » Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:58 am

I second Shannon's idea. I would either install a wrought iron railing and gate, which will maintain the open and airy feel of the space, or, install a half wall with either a half door or gate in between. I'd keep the door/gate at 3' wide. Using a baby gate instead of an actual door or hinge gate may also be an option, assuming your child won't roughhouse with it.
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