4 Awesome Ways to Modify your Home’s Garage Door!

Your garage may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of home improvements. However, it’s a prime candidate for modifications. It makes up a major part of your home, both in terms of living space and its exterior appearance. Whether you want to boost your house’s curb appeal or enhance your living environment, sprucing up, upgrading, or revamping your garage or garage door can be a smart investment. Here are four ways to do it.

1.) Get modern with the latest garage door technology

Are you looking for ways to enhance your home security and access your garage and house more conveniently? Here are a few tech upgrades you may appreciate.

If you’re still using the old-fashioned lock and key to access your garage, you could make the switch to a digital keypad. They’re secure, easy to use, and more convenient than a locking mechanism. A numeric code is all you need to open your garage door.

If you want to go to the next level, consider a smart opener like LiftMaster’s MyQ technology, which allows you to monitor and control your garage door from anywhere using your mobile phone. This means you can let  the dog walker or handyman in while you’re at work, ensure that your kids got home from school safely, and be alerted of any suspicious activity in real-time. If you have a Wi-Fi-enabled garage door opener, you can download the MyQ app for free. Otherwise, you can get a Chamberlain Smart Garage Hub, which is compatible with all LiftMaster and Chamberlain garage door openers made after 1993.

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2.) Get bold with your garage door colour

A striking garage door colour can liven up the look of your property and increase your home’s curb appeal. Bold tones tend to work especially well with modern house designs. For example, a black garage door against a white house can be both striking and sophisticated. And a deep, rich colour like navy or burgundy can complement a grey house beautifully. Read our blog all about styling black garage doors!

It’s usually best to match your garage door to one of your home’s other tones, whether it’s the trim, the accent used on doors and shutters, or your house’s dominant colour. That way it contributes to the overall harmony.

Keep in mind, however, that painting your garage door voids the manufacturer’s warranty, so it’s best to make your colour selection during the purchasing process.

3.) Get a classic look with decorative garage door hardware

Decorative hardware works wonders if you’re looking to give your home an elegant, traditional look. Many of these pieces are relics from a time when they served a functional purpose on garage doors, and they’ll lend your home a timeless, classic flair. Decorative hardware works particularly well with older homes or homes with traditional architecture. Options include handles, knockers, hinges (long, shapely spears), corner brackets, and studs. Although they often have a hand-crafted, antique look, sleek modern options are available as well.

This hardware can be screw-in-place or magnetic. Note that not all garage doors can accommodate these pieces, so make sure to consult a professional if you’re interested in adding them.

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4.) Get creative with a garage conversion

If you don’t park a car in your garage, why not use it as an extra room? Some popular ideas include converting the space into a man cave, a game room, or a home gym. These options work well because many homeowners are happy to have these rooms set apart from the main areas of the house.

The same is true for turning your garage into an office or art studio. You’ll benefit from a private and quiet space where you can work, and your family members won’t have to worry about bothering you. Another practical option is to turn your garage into a spare bedroom or guest suite. Your options certainly don’t end there: garages make great lounges, kids’ play rooms, or meditation spaces. The only limit is your imagination.

For garage conversions like home gyms, art studios, and meditation spaces, a glass garage door that’ll maximize natural light is a great option. For the cozier, quainter conversions such as bedrooms and guest homes, a charming carriage house style garage door with good insulation may be the way to go.

Start your garage make-over with Creative Door Services!

At Creative Door, we offer you a wide selection of high-quality garage doors customized to suit your needs. You have no shortage of options when it comes to colour, decorative hardware, and other customizable features such as panel design and windows. If you’re having trouble deciding among all these choices, our team is always ready to provide you with expert advice. For more information, contact us today.