For a quick way to boost your home's curb appeal, give these popular garage door trends a try.
Bringing the Outdoors In
Take advantage of a panoramic view or breathtaking backyard by replacing one of your home's exterior walls with a sectional glass garage door. A welcome alternative to the standard sliding patio door, a glass garage door adds a chic and contemporary design element to the interior and exterior of your home while also making it easier for you to enjoy both living spaces at once.
Most glass garage door models are available in a variety of powder coat and painted finishes to suit your style, like Wayne Dalton's Model 8850 Contemporary Aluminum Garage Door or Martin Door's Athena model.
Whether you're looking to put the finishing touches on your new garage door or give your dated door a facelift, decorative hardware is an often simple and inexpensive way to create a custom design. Take it one step further by adding hardware that uniquely compliments the style of your home, and don't be afraid to do something a little different.
If you live in a coastal region or own a beach house, swap out standard garage door handles for a pair of decorative oars. For cabins or mountain lodges, handles crafted from faux antlers add a touch of rustic elegance that's sure to draw attention.
Technology is making it easier than ever for you to enjoy the high life right at home. Garage parking aids are becoming more popular with homeowners looking to reduce the risk of dinging their car as they enter and exit their garage as well as those just looking to make their lives a little easier.
Garage parking lasers offer a sleek design and futuristic feel. They're mounted to the ceiling of your garage and are activated when a motion detector senses your car pulling into the space. Once activated, a red laser shines down onto your car and, as you drive forward, the laser travels along the length of your vehicle to a predetermined spot (e.g., dashboard), letting you know that you're in the correct area to stop.