Your garage door is one of the single largest architectural elements of your home. As a result, it has a significant impact on the overall look and feel, from the amount of curb appeal your home possesses to the value of the home itself. If your garage door is looking a little worse for the wear, there are several things you can do to change the situation.
One of the simplest things you can do to revitalize your garage door is to repaint it. Consider going with a paint scheme that ties into the home’s overall look. For instance, if your home is dark green, then a light green garage door might work well. You can also tie into the color of your trim. A gray home with blue shutters would benefit from a gray garage door with blue trim around the windows, or with a blue garage door with gray window trim.
If you’re looking for a way to update the look of your garage door, then you might want to consider replacing the old hardware. You can find hinges, window trim and other decorative elements that will help you achieve the look and feel that you want for your home. Whether you’re going for rustic or art deco, there’s something out there for you.
Finally, you may want to consider replacing the windows. This is particularly true for older doors that are still in good physical condition. Replace the small windows with larger ones, or even a single sheet of glass to create one massive window. Don’t forget that adding windows will add weight, which may throw your door out of balance.
With a little creativity, you can find any number of ways to breathe new life into your garage door.