It may have served for years and it may do so even to this today but if your garage door is old, it will hurt the home’s exterior appearance. Even minor garage door makeovers may make a difference aesthetic-wise and some of these upgrades may be good safety-wise too. Naturally, it’s definitely worth taking a look at what you can do for your garage door.
Full makeover – garage door, floor, walls
How much beating can your garage door take before it grows a mouth and screams ‘no more’? There’s no doubt – at one point, it’s best – or even more cost-effective, to find a garage door replacement. But if you are not there yet, you can do various upgrades to breathe new life into your old garage door.
What can you do? Replace a few parts, like the garage door springs, the cables, and the tracks to boost movement. Get a new garage door opener and remote to enjoy the perks of advanced products. Hire a tech to fix various problems here and there, paint the garage door, and place new decorative hardware. You may also make a few changes in the garage, like placing a new garage floor, fixing and painting the walls, and getting new cabinets or storage systems – whatever is needed and whatever works for you.
Garage door painting is often enough
Sometimes, a new garage door color is enough to change the looks of the house’s exterior. You can repeat the same color and just refresh the garage door or may use a different color and completely change its looks. You may also combine colors by focusing on one particular hue for the panels and use a different shade for hardware. What’s key in such home improvements is to stick to your style. The whole point is to bring harmony and consistency. And such things are achieved when the eye can travel from one part of the home to the other without interruptions. The garage door color – and overall style, must blend in with the architectural style of your home.
New garage door hardware often does the trick
If the color of the garage door is fine and you don’t want to make any other upgrades but are looking for this little something to make a difference, change the decorative hardware. Once again, remember to stay aligned with the rest of the home style. If this is a contemporary home, you don’t want mid-century garage door hardware – unless you like mixing & matching styles.
Insulate the garage door
If this is not an insulated garage door, perhaps you want to focus on function and not on aesthetics right now. Nowadays, you can find various garage door insulation kits on the market. Alternatively, you can hire a garage door contractor to insulate your garage door. The point is to invest in this upgrade in order to benefit in the long run, energy-wise.
Bring the garage door up and add a car lift
Do you have space for a high lift garage door? If this is a tall garage, this is a great upgrade because it gives you space to use it for more storage. And it will be great if you always wanted to get a car lift and didn’t know how to fit it in.
Place light fixtures around the garage door
A well-lit garage door area is good for security and aesthetics. Your house look improves, you are not scared to walk outside of the garage when it gets dark, and potential burglars are deterred.