They may not be the first thing you think of when renovating your home, but garage doors can actually have a big impact on the curb appeal of your house. Most importantly, a good garage door will keep you and your home safe. Take a look at some of our suggestions for door designs and types, and give your garage the sprucing-up it needs!
Let the Sun Shine In
Do you spend a lot of time in your garage? You might want to consider getting a garage door with windows. Windows will let natural light in during the day, making the garage seem a lot less gloomy and allowing you to actually see what you’re doing. You also won’t need to turn on as many lights, saving electricity.
If you live in colder areas (or just can’t stand feeling cold), then make sure you invest in an insulated door. It will keep your garage warmer in the winter, so you can stay out there longer without freezing to death.
When picking out a garage door, try to get one that matches the look of your home. Do you have an old fashioned or traditional-looking house? You can’t go wrong with a classic style door. If you want to give your home a more contemporary look, then maybe you should look into carriage house doors.
And finally, make sure that you get the correct size door for your garage. Single garage doors can be 8-9 feet wide and 7-8 feet tall, while double doors are usually 16 x 17 feet. However, there is no specific standard size, so make sure your measurements are correct! You can also purchase a custom designed door if needed.