What should a garage door not be? It should not be a blank unattractive space, an aesthetic boo-boo, an area to forget about, or a place to install a quick-and-easy stock door. Garage doors are the grand oversight of remodeling and home building—a lost 7’ x 9’ potential for beautiful design. Because of their size and the wide variety of options available for garage doors, you should put some care and intention into the type of garage door that you select. To get started, check out the garage doors picture in our gallery below. These are all beautiful examples of smart garage design completed by our very own CalFinder contractors.
Garage doors should not just fit your house. They should enhance it. A garage door has the potential to add to a house’s overall appearance in an immensely positive way, as long as it is chosen carefully. Obviously, you will not need to compromise on functionality and convenience, because nearly all garage doors today are remote-controlled and automatic access.
One idea is to install a garage door that is a throwback to old-times (i.e. carriage-house doors or barn doors). As examples in the gallery show, these can be an elegant and sophisticated option, especially in dark wood stains. Too often, garages are the victims of light deprivation and a cave-like atmosphere. If you love light, try a door comprised of extra window space. Doing so will open up your garage on the inside and enhance its appearance on the outside.
Steel doors are quickly becoming a more favorable option due to their unquestionable strength, durability and endless design options. Steel doors never need painting and can be customized for any style, texture, and color that you prefer. Custom steel doors work just as well with Victorian-style architecture. The end result is a classic, yet slick modern look.
Garage door installation, especially custom options, requires the touch of a pro. CalFinder makes garage door installation easy by giving you free estimates for garage door projects. Completing the form will put you in touch with a prescreened, certified, licensed and local contracting team. You can rest assured that your remodel project is in good hands.
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