Make Your Garage Door the Focal Point of Your Home
The largest exterior feature on many homes is the garage door. It is, in essence, the primary focal point of the home. It commands attention, stands out, and can completely change the aesthetic and curb appeal of a home. That’s why it consistently ranks as one of the most valuable exterior renovations a homeowner can make, especially from a return on investment standpoint.
How can you enhance the appeal of your garage door? Better yet, how can you make it the visual centerpiece of your home? The secret lies in ditching the standard design you currently have and starting with something completely fresh and unique to your home.
Here’s how you can create a garage door that stands out among all the others.
Begin with a Custom Design
Your home is one of a kind, so give it a custom garage door to match that unique design. Nothing makes a garage door stand out more than a combination of distinctive features that echo those present on the exterior of your home. Some of the unique design features that can be added to the design of a garage door include:
- Window shapes and styles
- Panel designs and inlays
- Trim and millwork styles
- Top sections
- Walk-through door additions (integrated, complementary, and wicket doors)
- Design themes (dungeon doors, carriage doors, modern doors)
Stray from the standard garage door design and you will see your door transform into something worthy of being the center of attention.
Get Creative with Color
Wooden garage doors can be either stained to enhance the natural beauty of the wood to take center stage, or they can be painted any color to match the design aesthetic of a home. If you want your door to stand out, try complementary or even healthy contrasting colors to those on your home. Using a standout color can draw the gaze of anyone admiring your home. Get creative with color options to make your door look unlike any other.
Small Changes Can Make a Big Difference
The smallest details on a garage door can make a large difference on how much the door stands out. These small accents can largely come in the form (but are not limited to) decorative accents and hardware. Many traditional style garage doors have metal accents that include handles and doorknobs, hinges, decorative nails, and metal coverings for speakeasy style windows.
What you include in your design is up to the unique look of your home, your imagination, and how much you with your garage door to stand out from all the rest.