We live in a world of having the latest and greatest questions. Whether it’s the latest shiny smartphone or even your garage door, designs change and so do tastes. That’s why your typical old-school garage door won’t turn heads. In fact, chances are that most garage doors on your street aren’t worth a look. Of course, there’s nothing wrong with having a plain door, but it’s worth investing in a garage door that adds curb appeal and, therefore, value to your property.
If you’re looking for a garage door that’s sturdy, reliable, and will increase curb appeal, we’ve got just the designs you’d want to consider in this article.
Glass garage doors
Honestly, glass garage doors have been around for a while, but they’ve become more and more popular lately. One of the reasons for their popularity is that glass garage doors look modern and complement many new home designs. Also, glass happens to be a suitable material, so as long as the door is well insulated, the local climate shouldn’t matter. However, you should avoid poorly insulated garage doors, whether they are glass or not.
Glass doors allow the most natural light to enter the garage, making the garage a more pleasant space. It is perfect for those who want to spend time in the garage, such as studying, working on a project, working out, etc. This is also why modern glass garage doors are becoming so popular.
However, some people may be concerned about privacy when it comes to using a glass garage door, but it turns out that’s not an issue. If you don’t want people looking out into the garage, you can buy one that is frosted, opaque, tinted, or with mirrored glass. Frameless designs offer an ultra-modern look.
Add custom windows
Now, if you don’t like glass doors but still want the luxury of natural sunlight in the garage, then windows are something you should consider. Many garage doors can accommodate a few custom windows. Windows can be customized to your needs and design preferences.
You are in charge of choosing the shape of the windows, their placement and even the type of glass used on them. You can also choose between opaque or fully transparent glass. The thing is, a few windows are enough to spice up your garage door design while still letting in plenty of natural light.
Our advice is to match the design of the garage door windows to that of your home. This approach will contribute to the overall visual harmony.
A wood grain finished steel garage door
Trust us when we tell you that wooden garage doors never go out of style. This is especially the case when so many people choose steel garage doors with a woodgrain finish. The natural look of the wood grain adds charm and warmth to the home. However, unlike natural wood garage doors, steel or aluminum garage doors do not require the same maintenance. You don’t need to spend a lot of money on maintenance other than making sure the grain of the wood looks consistent over the years.
Today, there are a few dozen steel and metal garage doors with a wood grain finish. Our advice is to choose one that is both sturdy and good looking.
We’ve known about decorative hardware for a very long time, long enough that we think it’s a timeless design trend. Ornamental parts like knockers, dowels and handles mainly remind us of the days when we opened the garage door manually. However, even with the advent of automatic garage doors, these pieces still serve to add a touch of class and elegance.
Luckily for homeowners, decorative hardware can fit a multitude of doors. However, these look best when paired with garage doors or wooden garage doors. Our advice here is to choose what will go well with the rest of the exterior of the house.
The use of modern materials
In our experience, aluminium, wood and steel all have their advantages. However, new materials available today, such as fiberglass and vinyl, are the future. Synthetic materials are affordable, easy to maintain and lightweight. Also, they complement modern home designs. Whether you’re building a new home or renovating an existing one, consider these solutions the best modern, cost-effective alternatives to metal garage doors.
Choosing a modern garage door can be a bit tricky; after all, there are so many different types out there. Our advice is to do your research and find something that works well in terms of aesthetic appeal and your budget.
Authors biography : Ran Kroynish is an experienced handyman who has worked for Elite Garage Door & Gate Repair for 10 years. When he’s not repairing garage doors, he enjoys sharing his repair ideas and knowledge with others.