Your Garage is Part of Your Home08/12/2013 Back To Blog
If your garage is on the front of your house, then it can take up as much as one-third of the area of the façade. If it is on the back, it is still an architectural element of your home. In many housing developments, the garage often looks similar because the same style, color, and design are used throughout. They are in the same location, relatively speaking, and have the same features. Often, these features are understated and frankly boring. Consider updating your garage door to reflect your personality.
If your home has a contemporary flavor, consider a plain front to your garage with many windows. Installing a new door gives it a modern feel. Many people replace their door to their garage when they upgrade windows and doors in the rest of the house. Installing a powder-coated door will ensure that you don’t have to paint it, ever.
Automatic Garage Door Openers
Having an automatic garage door opener installed can add to the face value of your house, as well as its security and overall ease of use. A simple click of the remote can allow you and other authorized people instant access to it. The secure entry system also prevents the unauthorized entry into your home, especially where the garage is attached to the home. This is a good way of maintaining the security of your domain.
When the weather is bad, having an electric opener makes your life more comfortable. No need to get out in the rain or snow to lift a heavy garage door. You simply sit in the comfort of your car, and wait for the door to roll up to the ceiling.
A few Ideas for Accessories and Design Elements
Try these inexpensive options to spruce up the entrance to your garage:
• New hinges and handles in the architectural style of your home
• New paint
• A mural or trompe l’oeil painted on the door’s surface as an art element
• Install windows
• Install a new door that is entirely different from the existing one; i.e., choose a fiberglass or vinyl instead of the old wooden one.
Use your imagination, and consider the door to your garage a canvas on which you can introduce design and architectural elements. If the entry system is not functioning perfectly, you should try to repair it. You can find parts locally in Washington.