Garage Door Makeover Tips

When a garage door is being designed, it’s important to choose one that is designed appropriately and complements the rest of your home. This is especially important when an attached garage’s façade is part of the front of your home, making it a crucial aspect of your property’s curb appeal.

Today, many people are opting for three car garages, which also means that the door covers a large portion of your home’s façade. While it may sound like a big job, a garage door makeover doesn’t have to be very complex.

Some Tips

Here we discuss some garage door makeover tips that can significantly improve the appearance of the garage door as well as your home:

Carriage House Garage Doors - These doors are very elegant and are a combination of the traditional wing open style and have the detailed specifications of conventional carriage-house wooden doors. They are extremely practical and offer the convenience of regular sectional doors. You have the option to choose from different window configurations, add some decorative wrought iron hardware, as well as polish and finish the wooden surfaces.

French Door Styles - These doors are specifically constructed to mimic the style of classic French doors. This particular kind of design offers a significant amount of privacy with no compromise on style. It gives the appearance of a stunning sunroom at the front of your house, and anyone walking past would never be able to guess that it was actually a garage. Install roll-up doors for added convenience.

Detailed windows and decorative trim work - Some architectural trim and very simple window inserts can make a dramatic difference in the way your garage door looks. The decorative trim is one of the best ways to add designed interest to the door, and new windows can up the curb appeal of your house. While you do this, make it a point to use a color scheme that complements the rest of your house.

The Smaller Details Matter - It’s a fact, that even the smallest design details can create a considerable impact on the overall appearance of your garage door and your house. Some of the simplest changes you can incorporate include:

  • Changing the color of the door and add something vibrant with green or blue hues.
  • Installed a brick façade around the door frame to give the space an immediate lift.
  • Add a narrow overhead trellis about the garage, to frame the door in a unique manner.

Add Interesting Lighting Fixtures - You can add some classic carriage lamps or sconces on either side of the garage door. Install recessed lighting above the door. This can create quite a dramatic effect on the front of your house after dark.

Blend The Design Into The Landscape - Most homeowners view their garages to be a separate entity. However, the overall look of this feature should always work in tandem with your landscaping to create a very welcoming and inviting curbside view. And some textual plants & trees or even some garden beds along the driveway that leads to your garage. Also ensure that that is a very smooth transition between the driveway,  your front yard, and the garage.

You should consider adding more windows to the garage, install a timber popped-up roofline, or add a few classic elements like small panes. You can also add some interest quotient to the garage door by cross-hatching on the surfaces as well as the siding at various angles and planes. Well-planned, simplistic garage makeovers can create a stunning effect on your property.