When it comes to your home’s curb appeal and making changes to the front of your home and property, many homeowners will make a hefty investment in landscaping, painting and the roof.
What if we told you that there is a less costly investment you could be making? When it comes to outdoor updates, many homeowners don’t consider the garage door – in fact, the garage door is often overlooked, until it absolutely needs to be replaced due to lack of functionality.
Not quite sure where to start? No problem. Our team put together a list of updates you can make to your home, all related to your garage door – and there’s something for every budget. Check out the below tips for affordable and trend-forward ways that will give your home the facelift it deserves.
- Change Your Door’s Color
This may be the easiest (and low cost) fix when it comes to pepping up an older garage door. If you aren’t ready for a new garage door installation, simply pick up some paint and get to work on this do-it-yourself project.
We recommend coordinating the color with your house, or choose an appropriate color that pops, such as dark red, green or even turquoise for a tropical vibe.
- Accessorize the Area Around Your Garage
If the area around your garage looks a bit bare, try improving the landscape with large bushes such as hydrangeas and roses – or add some color with flower pots.
If the above mentioned isn’t an option due to space or planting areas, you could install a pergola or other type of covering – with or without a flowering vine.
- Switch Up the Lighting
Exterior lighting on a property is extremely popular – it not only adds character to your home at night, it offers additional security measures. The great thing about lighting, is there are endless options that include placement, types of lighting and types of fixtures.
Some homeowners choose lighting that highlights the driveway leading to the garage, while others focus on above the garage door, and fixtures alongside the door. Just be cautious to not go overboard, and to create balance that compliments your home overall.
- Match the Garage Door to the Front Door
Lean into the fact that you have two or more entrances to work with at the front of your property. Once you have applied one or more of our recommendations to your garage door, don’t be afraid to mimic some of the updates to your front door.
Window shapes, color of paint, potted plants and light fixtures all can be incorporated into your front door entrance area, and will give your home a more cohesive look and feel.
- Choose a New Garage Door
If you live in an older home, you may be looking for a way to retain your house’s character while increasing your home’s curb appeal. A modern garage door will elevate and update a classic design without sacrificing the original look of your beloved home.
Garage doors have come a long way from a basic looking door. Styles vary, from curved wooden farm-style double door looks, to sleek steel straight-lined doors with modern windows. And no matter if you are going for a vintage feel or modern, all work with modern technology.
Ready to Add Curb Appeal with a New Garage Door?
You may be surprised at how much you can change the overall look, feel and value of your home by making these easy, affordable updates to your garage door and the surrounding area.
If you are eager to update your home with a new garage door,contact Bayside Garage Doors online, or call (813) 433-7395 to schedule a no obligation consultation and estimate today!