Garage doors may not be the most defining part of your home, but they can be if you really want. When it comes to looks there are many classic things that a home can shoot for, but one thing that often gets overlooked by those not more experienced is the garage door. A bland garage door with a bland house will look okay, but nobody will really notice it either way if both are bland. However if you want to take your house’s style to the next level there are a few things that you can focus on in order to make sure that your home is the best looking one on the block. If you are building a brand new home, rehabbing an old one or just hoping to “stylize” your current home a bit with a simple touch up the garage door is a great place to start. In this article we will look at why your garage door is the perfect place to focus your remodel and why the garage door is such a great candidate for your time and money. If you are tired of your home just not having the wow factor that you wanted then sit back and learn just a bit about how your garage door can provide that exact factor.
Garage doors from one perspective are quite simple. They are a large piece of material that goes up and down when you need it to. A large piece of ply-wood is a realistic alternative solution to a garage door, albeit in the extreme short term but it does sold the immediate problem of needing something to cover up your garage. This is why your garage door makes such a great stylish piece of your home, because it can be stylized a number of different ways and still be as functional as the boring ones that don’t quite go with your home. Essentially the garage door allows you to go after form with no sacrifice of function at all. The only time you might need to think about making sure the form of your garage door lines up with the function is to make sure that you could handle a carriage style garage door as opposed to a traditional garage door. This is also often not a problem at all because they offer generally the same features aside from one needing more spaces outside of the garage space. This makes the garage door the perfect home “accessory” to top off your home’s look.
Another reason that the garage door makes such a good choice for your home’s big aesthetic message is that garage doors are relatively cheap. Cheap garage doors obviously won’t get you the best results, but even some middle of the road garage door can make a real aesthetic impact and be quite reasonably priced. For the impact that a garage door has the price, compared to most other things that have the same sort of impact, is very small. The garage door of a home, when done correctly, can add the “style points” of a beautiful porch, brand new window fittings, expensive siding or even a new roof but at a fraction of the cost. If you are also already in the market for a new garage door because you don’t have one yet or need a replacement, the amount of money it takes to get the right style of garage door with the right features compared to just getting the right garage door with the right features is practically minuscule.
The garage door is also a great way to bring together a home’s style. If you look at most modern homes built in the last few decades they start to look quite similar after a while. Some are better than others of course, but when it comes down to it the average house doesn’t exactly cause a commotion. What does however leave visitors or passersby with something they can remember is when the details come together to make your average house look above average or extraordinary. Things like the right colors, a well kept and tasteful landscape and other details are just the type of things that add to a home’s charm and personality. The garage door is just one of those elements, but it does have an impact on that “big picture” look that can make a whole home. The garage door is a great way to bring your home’s style to the forefront of the home because of all of the different types of garage doors out there, and because of the way that a garage door is normally situated on a home’s lot. The garage door makes up a big portion of the home’s view from the curb or driveway in most cases making it the perfect place to focus your style mind and get the overall look that you have crafted with the rest of your home.
Our homes are a reflection of ourselves whether we like it or not, so making sure yours looks good is always something that can stand some thought. Your garage door is a great easy way to possibly put your home over the top and to have others coming to you for tips on how to plan out their next remodel. Whether you want to be that person or just want to have a home that has some sort of consistent design is no big deal. Either way your garage is still a great way to pull the details of your home together and make a big aesthetic impact for a marginal amount investment. If you have questions about just how to use your garage door to really make your home come together then there are a number of people you can talk to. You can talk to a garage door professional near you who can give you some insight on the styles and designs available to you. You can also talk to a your current contractor if you have one or even a real estate agent you may happen to trust the opinion of.