Have exterior remodeling on your mind but not sure if you want to change your garage doors? These buzzing trends in garage door designs will surely make you think twice.
#1 : A variety of materials
Garage doors in Kansas City tend to be formulaic in their choice of material, using either single-layer steel or traditional plywood. The trend seems to be shifting in favor of new materials that draw eyeballs and become instant conversation starters! Aluminum and glass-paneled doors are hot property at the moment. This style is versatile, fitting in easily with contemporary home designs.
Garage doors engineered from real wood offer a classic, rustic and warm look that other materials cannot emulate. If you seek to create a plush and inviting look, wood can deliver the desired curb appeal. However, real wood can set you back a couple of thousands dollars, so make sure you budget in advance. A more affordable alternative with tons of aesthetic appeal is steel carriage doors. Woodgrain (available in a variety of tones) is another option mimicking the look of real wood with the resilience of steel.
#2 : Carriage style doors
Fancy a vintage style, a dash of elegance and a smattering of modern technology? Behold carriage garage doors that deliver the luxurious style of carriage homes of the past while incorporating convenient high-tech features. These doors can be designed to roll up just like traditional garage doors, but their real charm lies in their swing-out style. Choices in door material include wood (natural or a color that complements your home), steel or vinyl. Move the visual quotient a few notches higher by adding glass windows and/or wrought iron decorative hardware.
Carriage doors complement more traditionally-designed homes. If your home has a southern European or Mediterranean architecture, garage doors mimicking French doors can provide a luxurious and sophisticated feel. They follow a classic hinged-panel garage door operation but appear to swing outward. You can also consider opaque glass for an interesting and elegant look.
#3 : Experiments with color
Garage doors, for most part, have adopted a sombre color. While neutral colors are advised over very bright hues, homeowners are experimenting with newer color palettes. These include gray, black and desert tan. Garage doors in the same color as your home make it appear bigger. However, avoid painting the doors in the same accent color as your shutters or front door as this will draw too much attention to them and interfere with the facade of your home.
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