Boost Your Home’s Curb Appeal With New Garage Doors
Home renovation has been all the rage the past year.
People are building new patios for their homes. They’ve taken up gardening with a zeal.
But when you slap some new paint on your home and start color coordinating your flowers, don’t forget about your garage doors. They’re not only what keeps your car protected from the elements, but they also serve as a large block of wall space on your home.
Here are some options to consider if you want to boost your home’s curb appeal.
A Splash of Color
The first thing to consider before investing in a new garage door is how you can improve on what you already have. If the design matches the rest of your home, you should consider painting it.
For example, a grey house could benefit from a pop of color. Try matching the color of your garage with your windows.
Black garage doors can detract from your home’s appeal or lend it a sophisticated, bold look. It all depends on how you want to present your house to the world and if you’ve put the effort into a unified design.
Garage Door Type and Materials
If your current garage door is old or doesn’t match the rest of your home decor, you should consider investing in a new one.
One of your first choices is between a manual or an automatic garage door. Automated ones are more expensive and more difficult to maintain, but look much nicer from the street.
Nothing looks worse than you pulling up to roller garage doors, getting out of your vehicle, and rolling them up. It’s convenient and cheap, but it’s not stylish.
Instead, try investing in something new like wood material.
Wooden garage doors will run you between $700 and $1,800. For a wood compositive that’ll be more moisture resistant, it’ll be between $950 and $3,700.
You can have wooden barn-door style garage doors, which provide a very classic look to your home. Wooden garage doors are also available in a roll-up style using custom sectional pieces.
Modern Garage Doors
Your garage door doesn’t have to be this blank wall sitting on the side of your home. It can show off your personal style and set the tone for the rest of your home improvements.
Vertical lines or patterns can add visual flair to your doors, as well as horizontal relief designs. Or you could get garage doors with windows that match the rest of your home.
Don’t go too crazy with the door design, though. You want it to create balance with the rest of your house or enhance it with contrast.
Boost Your Curb Appeal
Don’t overlook what garage doors can bring to your home’s appearance. It’s one of the first things people see when they drive up, after all.
They can provide a splash of color to your front yard, or give the impression of refinement. Or you can consider it an excuse to finally invest in an automatic garage door.
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