Iron Door Designs for Any Style, from Mid-Century Modern to Tuscan Villa

A custom iron door is a beautiful way to add security and style to your home. We’ve designed and installed all kinds of iron doors, from front entries to wine cellars. Each one is custom-designed to complement your style and the style of your home, from mid-century bungalows to sprawling Tuscan villas.

Whether you love the simplicity of a straight line or can’t get enough scrolls and twists, each of our iron doors is forged from high-quality, American-made 14-gauge steel. If your door includes a glass component, we add hinges so it’s easy to keep the glass clean and fingerprint-free. And every door is built to last as long as your home does.

Iron Doors for Mid-Century Modern Homes

If you live in a mid-century modern home or love the aesthetic of mid-century design, we can design an iron door with minimal ornamentation and sleek lines. We can add a geometric design for interest if you’d like, too.

Iron Doors for Traditional and Shabby-Chic Homes

If your style leans more toward traditional or even shabby chic, we’ll design an iron door with softer lines and some twists and scrolls. If you live in a historic home, we’ll match the design of your door to the design and decade of your home so the door looks beautiful and authentic.

Iron Doors for Mediterranean, Rustic, and Southwestern Homes

Mediterranean, rustic, and southwestern styles are where we have the most fun as iron artisans. These styles are highly ornamental and loaded with twists, scrolls, and visual interest. We can even incorporate your house numbers into the door design for a highly custom look.

Whatever your style and the style of your home, Artistic Ornamental Iron can create a custom iron door that looks great and will last for decades. For more design inspiration or to get started on your custom door design, contact Artistic Ornamental Iron today.

How an Iron Gate Can Keep Your Property Secure

Private Iron Gate Minneapolis

Ornamental iron gates are beautiful additions to any property. But they also provide security and peace-of-mind. If you’re concerned about safety for your family at home or your employees at work, consider installing an iron gate.

An iron gate provides a secure, physical barrier.

Most property owners install their gates where their driveway meets the street, making it easy to monitor who enters and leaves your property. When coupled with a perimeter fence or other structure, a gate can be very secure barrier between your property and the public road or street. It can go a long to deterring people who would otherwise trespass.

Iron gates help you monitor who enters and leaves your property. 

You might think that installing an iron gate may be burdensome for you, your family, or your employees—don’t you need to get out of your car to open the gate every time you want to leave or enter your property?

We’re happy to say that’s no longer the case. Gate technologies enable property owners to open their gates remotely from the comfort of their homes, offices, or drivers’ seats. You can also choose to install a keypad for employees or occasional visitors to use.

An iron gate is an affordable way to increase security.

We think our custom-designed gates look like a million bucks. But they certainly do not cost that much. We’ll work closely with you to design a gate that is both highly secure and complements the exterior of your home or business. Artistic Ornamental Iron can also recommend automated gate technologies to make leaving and entering your property effortless for you, your family, and your employees.

Once installed, gates require minimal maintenance to remain in excellent working order. Yours will remain functional and beautiful for years to come, making it one of the most affordable investments in the security of your property over the long term.

Installing an iron gate is an effective and attractive way to add security to your property. Take a look at our gallery for a glimpse at the possibilities for the design of your iron gate. Then, contact Artistic Ornamental Iron for expert help designing and installing your gate.

Iron Railings Add Special Flair to Your Home

Iron railings add timeless style to any home, from Tuscany-inspired villas with highly decorative details to sleek, mid-century modern designs. Here are a few of our favorite recent projects to inspire you as you consider your next iron railing design.

Indoor Iron Railing Ideas

Indoor iron railings complement any style home. Artistic Ornamental Iron works with you to design a railing that fits the look and design of your home’s interior. Iron is an excellent material for guardrails, handrails, and stair rails, and can be combined with other materials for a custom look that keeps your family safe. Artistic Ornamental Iron has incorporated wood, wire, and glass into our iron railing designs. You can also choose from a variety of custom finishes, from classic matte black to copper patina to polished steel.

Some of Our Favorite Guardrails for Lofts 

Design Inspiration for Indoor Handrails and Stair Rails

Exterior Iron Railing Ideas

Iron is a classic material for exterior railings, too. To help your home stand out in the neighborhood, consider using iron for deck and balcony railings We can even incorporate custom hanging plant holders and bird feeder hooks. Or, add a custom twist to the traditional stair rails or handrails on your front landing.

Deck and Balcony Iron Railings

Exterior Stair Rails and Landing Handrails

Inspired to get started on your own project? The artisans at Artistic Ornamental Iron are here to help. Contact us today for your consultation.

Artistic Ornamental Iron is your custom iron works for anything that can be hand crafted from steel in the Minneapolis/St Paul and surrounding areas

Artistic Ornamental Iron is your custom iron works for anything that can be hand crafted from steel.  With over 20 years of experience, we have turned our wrought iron dream into a reality for the third generation running.  We are family owned and operated, and dedicated to our customers.  As a family team, Keith and Chelsey Rains are focused on providing quality wrought iron products that are all handmade and completely personal to each customer.  We provide several products from wrought iron gates and fence, to railings, spiral staircases, and much more, creating exterior, as well as interior products.  We can design your project for you, or build them from your own ideas.

With Artistic Ornamental Iron, your imagination is the only limitation!

To learn more about what we can do for you – Visit us online at or give us a call at 763-370-2279

3 Reasons You Should Install an Iron Driveway Gate at Your Twin Cities Home



Have you noticed the uptick in driveway gates in your neighborhood? You’re not seeing things—driveway gates are becoming one of Artistic Ornamental Iron’s most sought-after products. Custom iron gates add safety, security, and elegance to your property. A decorative driveway gate not only boosts your home’s curb appeal, it can also increase its property value.

  1. An iron driveway gate keeps your family safe.

One obvious benefit to installing a driveway gate is that it keeps unwanted or unexpected visitors from entering your property, whether you’re at home or on vacation. When integrated into your property’s fence, a driveway gate can also keep your children and pets safe while they’re playing in your yard and driveway. Our iron gates are handmade to your design specifications and installed with a US Automatic gate operator so you can open and close the gate with the push of a remote.

  1. An iron driveway gate can increase your home’s curb appeal.

Driveway gates create a striking first impression as visitors approach your property. While there are many ready-made designs available online, investing in a custom design ensures your gate complements the architecture of your home and the style of your landscaping. Artistic Ornamental Iron specializes in hand-designed, custom iron gates, but we don’t limit ourselves to iron alone. We can incorporate other materials, such as wood, into your driveway gate design to help your property stand out in your neighborhood.

  1. An iron driveway gate can increase your home’s value.

All that curb appeal can translate into real dollars when it comes time to sell your property. Buyers love the security and custom, elegant look an iron gate provides. Installing an electric operator to open and close the gate can increase your property value even further.

Deciding on an iron driveway gate design.

You have hundreds of options to choose from when you design a custom iron driveway gate. Gates can be single or dual, flat-topped or arched, manually operated or remotely controlled. The professionals at Artistic Ornamental Iron can help you narrow down your options and finalize a design that enhances your property and fits your budget.

To get started on your driveway gate design, contact Artistic Ornamental Iron today. Don’t forget to check out our Facebook page for design inspiration!

Ironwork in Plymouth Distinguishes New Showroom

A flooring fabricator had just built out a small showroom for wholesalers. The owners wanted some nice railings for their doors that would be durable and as high quality as their product. He did a bit of research on the internet and decided to call Artistic Ornamental Iron for the Plymouth ironwork because of the good reviews that he had read about us.

The Artistic Ornamental Iron experts went to the fabrication store location and met with the owners. We let them know that our ironwork is all customized for commercial businesses and the railings would be durable, strong, and look fantastic. Our experts measured the area, then went over a few of our railing designs with the business owner. The customers showed us what they had in mind for their railings, and we let them know as soon as they were built our professional installers would return to do the installation. Once the custom, hand-welded iron railings were created, our team returned and installed them for the customer. The customers praised us continuously for our craftsmanship and attention to detail. The customers agreed that Artistic Ornamental Iron provides unique, high quality ironwork Plymouth business owners and their customers would truly appreciate. We’re always happy to do a good job and really appreciate it when a customer praises our high quality product. Artistic Ornamental Iron must have left a good impression with our ironwork, because we have received several calls from new customers who have visited the flooring fabricator and seen our outstanding ironwork.

Bloomington Window Guards Secure New Den

Artistic Ornamental Iron recently received a call from a father in Bloomington. The father had just finished his basement in which he had turned it into a den, but he had a very large TV in the main room with garden level windows looking directly in. He was needing quality window guards in Bloomington to add some value to his home while still providing security, so he called Artistic Ornamental Iron.

The staff met with the homeowner and he showed us the window that he wanted to have window guards installed. We let him know that we always provide our customers with high quality wrought iron products that are customized for each customer’s needs and preferences. We also told him that all of our ironwork is handmade and fully welded. We measured the window area, then gave the customer an estimate that he couldn’t pass up. Our professional ironworkers went to work handcrafting the window guards for this customer. We added a coat of galvanized compound zinc that would provide protection from rust, then we applied three coats of paint. We called the customer to let him know that his guards were built and to schedule the installation. Our installers arrived on time and successfully installed the product that the customer was needing and wanting. The customer looked at the finished product and said those are the best window guards in Bloomington. He said that the Artistic Ornamental Iron team added unique detail that stands out and makes his home look great.

Plymouth Wrought Iron Baluster Updates Home Interior

A couple was looking to replace an outdated old wooden baluster in their home. They did some research on what kind of options and materials they might have, and realized that Artistic Ornamental Iron’s Plymouth wrought iron balusters would be the perfect choice. At first the couple thought they could just replace the wooden baluster themselves, but they both agreed that they had no experience at this and it would cost more in the long run to even try to do this type of project.
Our knowledgeable staff met with the homeowners in Plymouth and went over a few of our baluster styles, which include modern, scrolled, twisted, and all hand forged! The couple wanted to have a scroll and twisted type for their home. They wanted something different and unique. We measured the area, then we went to work creating a one-of-a-kind baluster that these customers would be in awe over. Our ironworkers hand welded, hand crafted, and created the balusters for the customers. They made sure that they added scrolls and twists that looked outstanding. We returned and installed them for the customers and the customers said that they were sure happy that they contacted Artistic Ornamental Iron for their balusters because they look beautiful. The couple said that Artistic Ornamental Iron is the wrought iron specialists Plymouth homeowners would appreciate. The balusters is now the focus point in their home. They look great, add value, and safety, which is what the customers wanted.

Bloomington Metal Railings Enhance Hang-Out Spot

Artistic Ornamental Iron was contacted by a basketball enthusiast. The basketball lover really loved hanging out on his stoop after shooting hoops in his driveway. He spent so much time there with his friends that he thought it could use a bit of an improvement, so he called us to install his new Bloomington metal railings, and was sure glad he did when the metal railings were installed.

Artistic Ornamental Iron met with the homeowner in Bloomington, so we could look at his stoop and get an idea on what he would like to have done. We showed the homeowner photos of some of the metal railings we provided for other Bloomington homeowners, and let him know that we could personalize his railings with a scroll or even a favorite symbol, and all the metal railings that we provide for our customers are handmade and hand welded by our professional team. The homeowner showed us the design that he was wanting and we measured the steps and area, then let the customer know that as soon as the railings were created we would return to install them, which we did not long afterwards. All of his friends loved the work that was done and gave him many compliments on how nice it looked while still being incredibly practical and functional. The basketball enthusiast said he is thrilled on how the railings turned out and is grateful that he called Artistic Ornamental Iron for the best metal railings Bloomington homeowners would be proud of at their home.

Plymouth Baluster Built to Last

Recently, Artistic Ornamental Iron was contacted by a homeowner in Plymouth. The homeowner is a professional painter that had decided to get rid of an old oversized TV from his master bedroom. He and his buddy was carrying the TV out when they set it on a wooden baluster near the staircase to get a better grip on the TV. Unfortunately, the two severely damaged the woodwork, but the painter decided to have it replaced for the home with an iron baluster in Plymouth.

He called us based upon a friend’s recommendation, and we were able to upgrade the appearance of the railing for the Plymouth resident. The Artistic Ornamental Iron meet with the homeowner and he showed us the wooden baluster. We showed the homeowner a few of the iron balusters that we have provided for other residents in the city. The homeowner was captivated by one of the photos and wanted his iron baluster to resemble that one. In no time at all we had the iron balusters built and installed for the homeowner. The customer said he was highly impressed with the craftsmanship that went into his baluster, because as a painter he said it takes patience, dedication, and passion to create art and that is exactly what his baluster is now. The customer said he is very thankful that his friend recommended Artistic Ornamental Iron for the best baluster Plymouth homeowners appreciate, because the staircase is transformed and looks amazing now, thanks to Artistic Ornamental Iron.