Take a look at the front of any home and one thing you are sure to notice is the garage door. This is because the garage door takes up on average a third of the front face of the home. That is a significant amount of square footage that can make or break the overall appearance of your home. If you are looking to increase your curb appeal and add some value to your house, one great way to do it is to spruce up your garage door. No, we are not talking about fully replacing the door, although that is an option if necessary. Instead, we want to look at some inexpensive and simple ways to improve your existing garage door. Below are some ideas for how you can capitalize on that garage door space to make your home shine through garage door renovation.
Paint or Stain
Just like painting the walls inside your home changes the look of a room, so too does painting your garage door. By adding a quick coat of a fresh color, you can make the garage door and the front of your house look brand new. A fresh coat of paint can also camouflage any dents or scratches that your garage door may have picked up over the years. Just be sure to give your garage door a good cleaning before painting so you do not trap the dust and debris on the surface of the door.
For just a few dollars at a local hardware store, you can pick up a set of carriage door accessories to give your door a whole new style. You can also create the illusion of carriage hardware with a simple stencil and some paint. Whichever option you choose, the new look is sure to make a huge difference and really wow the neighbors.
If your garage door already has windows in it, you can make them stand out by adding some simple trim to create the look of additional panes or make the windows better match the architectural style of the rest of the house. If your garage door does not have windows, you can quickly replicate the look with some paint. Another option is to use vinyl or acrylic panels to install windows in your existing garage door. While this option may be more expensive, it can add a nice touch to the inside of the garage as it lets in more natural light.
If you are not ready to commit to a permanent garage door renovation, then another option is to decorate your garage door for the season or for the holidays. You do not have to wait for Halloween or Christmas to decorate. Adding some temporary decorations with each new season can be a fun way to show off your style and creativity while making your home look more inviting at the same time. Maybe you will even inspire your neighbors to get in on the action year round as well!