It’s easy to overlook your garage door when you’re thinking about renovating your home. If you’re like most people, it’s probably the furthest thing from your mind unless it breaks. However, your garage doors make up a significant portion of your home’s overall appearance. Don’t underestimate the value they bring your home!
Enhance Your Curb Appeal
There are several ways you can update your garage door. Something as simple as a fresh coat of paint or new hardware can instantly update a drab garage door. If it can’t be repaired, new garage door installation is a solid investment. They recoup over 95% of the cost in added value to your home. Not to mention the instant boost to your home’s curb appeal.
1) Visual balance
Your front door makes a statement to everyone who comes to your home. It stands to reason that your garage door, which is much larger, should receive the same attention. If you’re happy with your front door, consider letting it set the tone for a new garage door. When you use a similar design for both doors, the two doors complement each other and establish balance.
2) Create contrast
You may think that opting for a beige garage door will make it blend in with your home’s beige exterior. In reality, the door detracts from the overall appearance. Instead of creating harmonious curb appeal, you’re stuck in a sea of beige! Using tasteful contrast creates visual interest and sets your home apart.
3) Add style with details
Adding details to your garage door can elevate the curb appeal. Ornate handles, patterned hinges, or a row of windows really make a statement. Faux finishes can also add interest and detail. For a touch of class, add decorative accessories like potted plants or topiaries to the sides of the garage entrance
4) Consider the color
If the front of your house is just one big garage, you can make it a design feature with color. Most garage doors are available in steel, fiberglass and natural wood that can be stained or painted. Add craftsman charm with warm wood paneled doors, or make a sleek, modern statement with frosted acrylic.
5) Lighting changes everything
Lighting fixtures are an easy, cost-effective way to add beauty and security to your home. Understanding which outdoor lights work best with your home’s style will help you choose the right fixtures. For a warm, cottage feel, opt for vintage-style wall sconces on each side of your garage doors.
Let Your Home Stand Out
Today, the range of garage design and material options is almost endless, which means you can get a door that not only secures your home but enhances its curb appeal. Garage doors last a long time (15-30 years), so it’s important to find something with a timeless design. With both beautiful form and practical function, the possibilities are endless!
Contact Us to find out more about boosting your home’s curb appeal with a new garage door.