A garage door can greatly improve and diversify the look of your home. If you like having a unique style that differentiates you, you may want to consider finding a garage door that doesn’t look like the rest on your street. Here are some ways to make your garage door stand out:
Windows in a garage door can help to break up the boxy, traditional look of most garage doors. Windows also let some light in, which can help if you want to use your garage as a workspace. They also cut energy costs, as the heat from the sun will warm up the garage when the weather is cold.
Choose Relief Patterns
A horizontal pattern creates some interest and offers lines for the eye to follow. This is much more visually interesting than a plain door, but will still fit the style of most homes.
Vertical lines work the same, giving the eye something to focus on. People will see a door that looks unique and matches the rest of the house. For added curb appeal, choose a door that has a look of depth, texture, and dimension.
Install Cross Beams
You can match the right garage door to the style of any home. There are lots of modern options in more interesting options than aluminum. One option is to choose a wood option, and have it painted to look like a barn door with cross beams. This makes the garage look more special than the average one. A door like this is a good option if you want to use your garage for something other than a home for the car, and instead, use it as an entertainment space or a home gym.
A small pop of color will go a long way to make your garage stand out from the neighbors. Pick a color that goes with the rest of your house, or create a feature by picking a lighter or darker shade than what you already have on the garage. Find some new colors to experiment with and express your personality with a splash of unexpected colors.
If your garage door is a carriage house style, you can add some more interest with details like patterned hinges or multi-pane windows. Put out some plants in pots to add color and texture. Plants on a trellis can soften a less attractive garage. Choose plants that will add a little texture. While you’re adding texture, you could also try stonework or stamped concrete on the outside walls of the garage to soften harsh lines and create some visual interest to attract the eye.
In many neighborhoods, the houses all look pretty much the same, but you can add some individuality and personality to your home by choosing an unexpected, or interesting, garage door. Add some more details, paint it a bright color, or accessorize the area around the garage to make it stand out from the other garages on the street, in a good way.