The garage door is often the first thing that people see when pulling up to their own or other’s homes. It can either leave a lasting impression, or be forgotten in a sea of standard doors. Replacing and updating the garage door with a more modern door is a great way to add “wow” to the house without a lot of demolition, construction, and cost. It can also tie together an overall feel of architecture and style that makes the home look and feel more cohesive and complete.
A very popular style for garage doors right now is to keep everything sleek and modern. Solid colors and straight lines add a minimalistic, clean, and high end feel to any home. This can be achieved by installing a garage door with flush panels. Flush means the absence of raised or recessed designs in the panels with one continuous depth. Although the panels break and rise just like a standard roll up door when opening and closing, it appears to be one solid door when in the closed position.
If one solid color seems a little boring or monotonous, windows are great way to break it up and add a focal point. However, if you are trying to make your house stand out and pop amongst the other homes in the neighborhood, you don’t want the same old top row of windows that you see everywhere. So what is the other option? Place the windows vertically! They can be placed on the left, right, center or all of the above to achieve a cool unique look. The windows can also be altered from standard clear glass to tinted or obscured glass to ensure privacy and safety.