8 Types of Accents to Give Your Garage Door A Facelift

Are you looking for an easy way to add value to your home and improve its curb appeal? If so, focus on your garage doors. Here are eight ideas that will inspire you to give this part of your house an upgrade.

1. The Transformative Power of Paint

Painting your garage door is one of the most affordable ways to give it a facelift. You don’t have to limit yourself to one colour, either. Try using a dark paint colour on recessed panels and a light colour along the trim to add visual interest. Another great option is to use two-step wood-look paint, which creates the textured look of woodgrain. If you’re interested in the psychology of colour, check out our blog on Sunny Inspiring Paint Colours. Always remember to refer to your manufacturer’s warranty to ensure that painting your garage door does not negate your warranty.

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2. Lights to Change the Mood

You can instantly upgrade the look of your garage door by swapping out the light fixtures. You can let your personality shine through with slim, modern fixtures, rustic lantern-style lights, or anything in between. If your garage door doesn’t have electric lights, you can purchase solar lights or LED lights, which are an affordable and easy to install solution that doesn’t require the assistance of an electrician.

3. Faux Windows

This is an easy and inexpensive way to upgrade your home’s curb appeal. You can purchase magnetic or adhesive vinyl panels that look like real windows and don’t require you to drill any holes. They come in a range of styles, including craftsman, carriage house, prairie and arched. Just make sure you choose a shape that matches your home’s esthetic. The best part is they can easily be removed if you change your mind.

4. DIY Window Trims

If you already have windows on your garage door, you can add trim to create additional panes and make them stand out as an architectural feature. To create trim for your garage door windows simply purchase some inexpensive grilles, measure them to fit inside your window, paint them and then glue them on.

5. Dress Up with Wood Overlay

Wood accents are on-trend right now. If you want to dress up your garage door, you can add wainscoting or moulding to give the outside of your home an upscale look. If you have the budget, you may even consider covering the entire thing with wood slats. Alternatively, you can use wood-look PVC to achieve a similar effect at a fraction of the cost.

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6. Display Your House Number

Moving your house number onto your garage door is a practical and stylish way to add a bit of curb appeal to your property. Make sure you choose a set that matches the style and colour of your garage door and existing hardware. As for placement, you can play around with putting the numbers along the top, in the corners, or even on a diagonal.

7. When in Doubt – Accessories!

Using greenery is a great to give your garage door a bit of a makeover. In warm weather, place hanging flower baskets or planters on either side of the door. During the cooler months, decorate around your garage door with faux plants, pumpkins, and decorative lights to keep the effect all year round. In addition, you can create a unique look for your garage door with a DIY trellis, overhead pergola, or stacked stones.

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8. Get Creative with Decorative Hardware

Creative Door can help you choose the perfect Wayne Dalton decorative hardware as a great way to bring a distinct touch of individuality to your garage door. You can choose from a variety of high-quality hinge straps and pull handles. Every piece is made from black powder-coated steel and has a hand-hammered look. To complete the effect, you can include accent pieces such as stylish knockers, corner brackets, and clavos.

To help you visualize these changes, you can use Wayne Dalton’s Garage Door Design Center app to upload a photo of your home and experiment with panel designs, colour options, window styles, and decorative hardware layouts.

Come to Creative Door Services for Wayne Dalton Garage Doors

If you want to update the exterior of your home, Wayne Dalton’s decorative hardware and accessories are a great option. Additionally, if your door needs more than a little facelift, Creative Door Services™ carries a variety of Wayne Dalton garage doors that come in wood, fibreglass, and steel. We have one of the most extensive collections of garage doors in Canada and can help you find your ideal garage door.

For a free quote from any one of our eight locations, contact us today. You can reach us in Kelowna, British Columbia; Vancouver, British Columbia; Calgary, Alberta; Edmonton, Alberta; Fort McMurray, Alberta; Regina, Saskatchewan; Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; and Winnipeg, Manitoba.

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