Considerations for Customizing a Garage Door
Being a homeowner is a lot of work, but it’s also a lot of fun! You get to make design decisions that will last for years. It can be exciting to put your own stamp on your home. There’s nothing more satisfying than coming home to a place that you’ve had a hand in designing. When it comes to customizing your garage door, there are plenty of ways to get creative. If you follow two basic principles, you won’t be overwhelmed by design decisions. Here are the two guiding ideas behind customizing your garage door.
Match Materials and Design to Home’s Exterior
When you’re looking at colors and textures, start by considering a style that will match your home’s exterior. After all, they’re on the same property, and they should look like they belong together. If your home is painted in darker colors or neutral tones, try to carry over the same theme into the garage door. If you have an era-specific design, see if you can find ornamental styles that you could apply to the garage door. Not only could you choose a window layout that comes from the right time period, but you could also incorporate light fixtures and address numbers that fit the same style.
Finally, keep this idea in mind while you’re reviewing window options for your garage doors. The window style can actually make a big difference to the appearance of your garage door. Beveled glass, tinted glass—the sky’s the limit. Make sure you choose something that is durable and practical as well as aesthetically pleasing.
Create Something Unexpected and Dramatic
Another option is to highlight your garage door with a bold design choice. This is a good idea if you use your garage as a workshop, playroom, or artist’s studio. If you don’t mind making a big impact in the neighborhood, then go for a unique, bright, bold color. Reds and blues look great in every season and can be a fun choice for a garage door paint job. If you can, carry over shapes and materials from the main house at the least. This way, it will be bold – but not out of place.
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