When people think of their home’s exterior, they often do not consider the look of the garage door. The garage door, however, takes up a large percentage of the front elevation of your home. It is actually a leading design element and contributes to the overall curb appeal. It should complement the rest of your home’s exterior. Discover eight garage door design trends that can help with curb appeal.

1. Color

To help boost your curb appeal, try breaking away from traditional choices, like white and cream. A pop of color may be just what your home needs. In fact, black garage doors are an extremely popular choice right now. Consider exploring unusual color options as well. 

2. Wood

Wood doors are a design trend that has steadily gained in popularity for the last several years. Wood doors come in a variety of stain options designed to match your home’s exterior woodwork. Panels are often part of wood garage door design to add a sense of depth and character to the door. You have many panels designs to choose from, including:

  • Raised panel. A raised panel door gives a high-end detail to wood garage doors. Short, raised panels are the most common, but you can also choose longer, vertical raised panels. 
  • Recessed panel. Like raised panels, recessed wood garage door panels give the doors a nice, architectural look. Recessed panels are similar in design to Shaker-style kitchen cabinets and have a simple, clean aesthetic.
  • Louvered. A third option for panel design for your wood garage door is a louvered panel. The faux louvers complement many homes, particularly Mediterranean and Southwest homes. 

Wood garage doors can add that classic touch that you need to boost the curb appeal of your home. 

3. Arch Top

The arch has been a popular architectural feature since ancient times, and this classic design element is still popular in homes today. An arched top garage door complements many architectural styles and will likely stand the test of time. 

4. Modern

The word modern can mean different things to different people. In terms of garage doors, it could be a slick, flat panel door with minimal ornamentation, or it could be a door with an anodized metal finish. Unique options exist for every house, taste, and budget.

5. Translucent Panels

A design popular with both contemporary homes as well as Asian-inspired homes is translucent panels for your garage door. While the panels are sturdy, they are reminiscent of delicate shoji screens and give the outside of the home a unique look.

6. Craftsman

Many new construction homes rely on Craftsman details for their exterior finishes and a Craftsman-style garage door can complement the overall design. Craftsman style is uniquely American in its origins and will likely continue to be popular in the Twin Cities for years to come.  

7. Carriage-Style: 

This particular garage door style has been called many things over the years, including carriage-style, barn-style, and now modern farmhouse. It is a classic style representative of the doors on a carriage house where horse-drawn carriages were once stored.

8. Exposed Details

Another growing design trend in garage door design is to add exposed details to the exterior surface of the door, like strap hinges, door pulls, and even rivets. These tiny design details can change the entire look of the door. 

When building a new home or replacing your existing garage door, look beyond the basics. Choose a design, color, and materials that complement your home and boost your curb appeal. Call us today to discuss what style of garage door will work for you and your home.

Posted in Garage Doors by AA Garage Doors August 21, 2020

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