The Different Approaches to Designing a Custom Garage Door
Shopping for a garage door is easy. You choose a material, style, color and the rest is history.
But that’s not what you are looking for, is it? While getting a pre-manufactured door is easy, the door will inevitably be very basic in its style. High quality custom garage doors add a completely unique piece to your home, which is why many homeowners choose to design them or have them designed by someone else.
What goes into designing the perfect custom garage door? How do know which trends to follow, rules to break and decisions to make? While a professional architect can help you draft up the designs, you can still make some key design decisions if you have the right information. Here’s what you need to know about designing a custom garage door for your home.
Choosing a Complex or Simple Design
A good starting point in the design of a custom garage door is choosing between complex and simple design schemes. Do you want the simplicity and sleekness of a modern garage door or something more stylized — there are many traditional garage doors that draw on styles from different architectural eras.
To Blend, or Not to Blend?
This also begs the question of how you want your custom garage door to fit in with your home. Do you want it to stand out or blend in with the rest of your house. If you have a highly complex architectural style on your home, adding a simple door will allow it to stand out more (and vice-versa). At the same time, adding a garage door with a complex design will allow it to blend in with the high architectural complexity of the home itself.
Custom garage doors can be designed and shaped to echo the colors and shapes of a home. These design elements allow the door to either seamlessly blend in with the design style of a home or, if you choose a style that contrasts that of the home, allow the door to be a sort of “statement piece” that stands out.
Choosing Color Schemes
The same can be said of color schemes; do you want the door to blend in with the home or stand out. Repeating colors that are already present on the home is a great way to blend the garage into the home’s design and create a cohesiveness all throughout. On the other end of the spectrum, you may want to use the opportunity of getting a new garage door to introduce a new color into the design of a home. Choosing a different color that complements those already present on a home can add a newfound balance to its overall design.
A bold, dominant color can make the garage door the centerpiece of your home, but if you are just looking for the door to blend in, it’s better to choose a softer, more unassuming color that matches the rest of the home.
Need Help with Design?
The design process doesn’t have to be a headache. Our garage door experts here at Cambek can help you through the process. Contact our team for a free design consultation.