If you are bored just by looking at your garage doors then you can imagine what a yawn they are to passerbys. And although you might not care about that today, you will if your family decides to sell the home tomorrow. Is this the only reason why you should do something to turn a dull garage door into a fabulous architectural element? No, it’s not. Having a sensational and gorgeous garage door that will fill you with joy and make your house look expensive and impressive will affect your mood too. After all, the overhead garage door has practically become the main entry point at your home. Hasn’t it? Doesn’t it deserve to be the beauty queen as well?
When we talk about dull and fabulous garage doors, we are actually focusing on their aesthetics. And this is a very personal matter. What you adore, your best friend might hate. And then, what looks dull in one home might simply be the ideal match for another property. Keep these things in mind when you are trying to understand whether your sectional garage door is boring or inspiring.
What gives away dull garage doors?
How can you tell if your garage door sends out vibes – if any at all? Look at your home from a distance. What do you see? What do you feel?
- Does it seem that the roll up garage door belong there?
- Does the garage door seem like the continuity of the rest of the home?
- Is your eye traveling over all doors, windows, and sidings without disturbances?
- Do you get a feeling of harmony or is there something that sticks out or seems that doesn’t belong there?
Simply put, your garage door is dull when its color and style is so in place that makes no visual interest at all. That happens when your monochromatic choices are applied to the extreme and the only thing that stands out is the color of the roof shingles. Garage doors become dull when they are so simple that offer no charm. A vanilla flush garage door will diminish the personality of a Tudor home and although it will enhance the contemporary architecture of minimalistic homes, it will make them cold.
What will make your garage door interesting?
The garage door design must match the home style and often go above it or around it in order to enhance and make it stand out. An all-white modern home with a plain white overhead door will meet the rules of the minimalistic architectural approach but will be too cohesive to bring out the clean lines of this style. In such cases an aluminum glass garage door will make a difference. A bold black garage door on a white or brick home will make the exterior interesting. A grey door on a black home exterior will create depth.
All efforts are made to create a cohesive yet interesting look that will bond all elements of the home’s exterior together like they truly belong there. By just adding trims to an otherwise rather plain carriage house garage door can turn its design from ordinary to extraordinary. And this will be enhanced by playing with the colors of the garage door and the trims. Getting that little glow that will captivate the eye and make the garage door impressive rather than boring is often a few trims or color change away.