There is no doubt about the great effects of a new garage door installation on the home’s appeal. Irrespective of which one you choose, it will change the curb appeal and make a statement. All the same, if you like all eyes drawn to your garage door, you need to focus on the design and color always in relation to your home’s style.
Focus on the garage door design
A garage door design might be appealing but not the right one for you. So, start from there: studying the style of your home. And then take the next step: what do you expect from the overhead garage door? Chances are that you want a design that stands out, if you want to attract attention. And although Craftsman garage doors installed at Craftsman homes will bring harmony, it might be boring for you. This is when you need to make daring decisions.
A plain overhead door stripped from any decorative element might be elegant but won’t scream for attention. On the other hand, a carriage house garage door decorated with X or V trims and colored in a contrasting hue than the panels will make an impression.
Don’t make the mistake of believing that the only way to attract attention is to buy a heavily decorated garage door. Sometimes, the material is bold enough to make a statement. For example, a wood garage door might look nice in a minimalistic home but it won’t tell a story. A flush style might be the perfect match but it will enhance the sterile home style without offering that little something you need to make a difference. But just imagine what a difference a glass garage door can make! It will not only make a jaw-dropping impression but the entire home sleeker too.
Focus on the garage door color
A simple way to change the façade of your home by focusing on garage door transformations is to change the color. All colors are lovely and perhaps the color of your garage door might be absolutely synced with the colors of your house. But if you don’t get a vibe, it means that the external coloring is so uniform that provides no interest. A good match is having all external doors and windows at the same color, but a different one from that of the wall. A good way to attract all eyes on the garage door is to mix & match two hues from the same color family to add depth and thus build-up drama.
Changing the color is the easy way to enhance appeal without getting a garage door replacement. You don’t need to make it extreme. Today, there are garage door murals and color options ranging from intense red to blues and greens. And although an intense yellow might look splendid on an orange home – just like the ones in Portugal – it will look out of place on a white or grey house and you will easily get bored of it. The secret here is to paint the backdrop (that would be the panels of your overhead garage door) a color similar or the same with that in the house and make the difference with contrasting colored trims. That’s a more cost-effective solution than having the garage door replaced too.