You got home from work on a Thursday afternoon and made your way through the driveway. Upon reaching your garage door, you’ve noticed two things – one, your garage door looks horrible on the outside and two, your garage door has become an eyesore since it’s attached to your well-designed house. You then think of the last time you took the time to clean or do anything with your garage door and you ended up with nothing – you can’t even remember the last time because, probably, your garage door hasn’t received the maintenance it needs in years. You don’t want your neighbors and passersby to think that you’re a thoughtless homeowner so you’ve decided to transform your garage doors into ones which scream high-class design.
Wanting to do something and actually doing it are two different things. You know what you want with your garage doors, but you just don’t know how you can achieve that goal. You’re not a fan of DIY crafts or renovation projects so transforming your garage doors is a big deal for you. You don’t have to worry though because this article will be your guide in making your plans into a reality. For you to transform your garage doors using high-class designs, you can start by doing these:
1. Consider a multi-pane garage door: Just because your garage door is too small, it doesn’t mean you can’t do anything to make it look like a high-class design.
- If your garage door is just about the right size, consider transforming it into a multipane garage door. You can ask the help of professionals for this one.
- Being able to see what’s inside the garage creates the illusion of having a bigger space.
- Once you have this type of garage door on your property, it’ll help lighten the home’s front façade, and you’ll be able to have that cheery feel in your driveway.
2. Consider the little things near your garage door: Your garage door might be painted in a color similar to your house. If your house is painted in dark blue, your garage door could either come with a shade lighter or darker than your house. There’s nothing wrong with that as this can aesthetically appealing, but if you want your garage door to shine, you can frame it around a new façade of bricks to match updated columns. Although your garage door is attached to your house, you’ll surely set them apart once you do this!
3. Consider doing faux garage door windows: If you’ve been searching online on how to transform your garage door, you might have noticed how faux garage door windows are being done by everyone and you should consider this too.
- You’ll just need masking tape, a handy ruler, a pencil and spray paint for this project. You can add as many windows as you want, and you can try to do any custom design.
- Once you’ve completed this little project, your boring garage door will now look like it has carriage windows, all without needing a garage door replacement or spending too much!
4. Consider color contrast: Instead of having your garage door looked like it’s camouflaged with the rest of your house, you can try painting it with a contrasting color.
- ●For example, if your house is entirely covered with hues of brown, you can try painting your garage door with a light shade of peach or yellow. This will allow your garage door to stand out from the rest of your property.
5. Consider adding greens and vines: If you love plants, this idea might work well with your garage door. You can also think of this as hitting two birds with one stone – you get to transform your garage door while showcasing your greens.
- You can add a pergola outside your garage, just on top of your garage door. You can also plant your vines near this area so when they start to grow, they’ll be following in the path of the pergola. As time passes by, these vines will slowly embrace the structure of the pergola, giving your garage door a more laid-back and relaxed feel.
- Your garage door will look even better if these vines are flower-bearing.
- You can also add in shrubs and plants in pots in the driveway to compliment this design.
It’s always a good idea to transform your garage door as you’ll not only get to have a garage door which is very visually appealing but it can also increase your curb value. There are basically a lot of ideas to draw inspiration from, and you can choose whatever you prefer and what your time and financial budget allow for. But no matter what design you’re planning to use for your own garage door, keep in mind that it should not defeat the purpose of having a garage door in the first place – your design should not compromise the safety of your home and your car.
George is a specialist when it comes to rolling up doors for garages. Working in the industry for over 20+ years he takes pride in helping his clients fulfill their needs when it comes to garage construction. In his spare time, he loves spending time with his family.