Although most of us would like to believe that we don’t judge a book by its cover, we all know how important first impressions can be. With every new encounter, whether it is a first date, job interview, first day of school, or business meeting you will be evaluated by others who will then form an opinion about you. Just as your physical appearance plays a key role in this process, your home’s curb appeal has a huge impact on its first impression with guests, neighbors, and even potential home buyers. Today’s garages often make up a large portion of a house’s facade making it crucial to incorporate a garage door style that compliments your home and you. If you are looking for a new or replacement garage door, the following general guidelines will help you “dress for success.”
Color changes everything. Painting your garage doors the same color as your home’s exterior will lessen visual impact while adding a new dimention.
Curves create character. A slight bend adds elegance to traditional homes. Carriage house doors are a great example of how arc can enhance the historic look of a Tudor or cottage style home.
Traditional passes on from generation to generation. Subtly paneled and sophisticated, classic styles never get old when paired with colonial or country style homes.
Modern marvels. Glass panels, sleek lines, and clean, simple styles compliment contemporary exteriors.
Natural Wood adds a rich, earthy aesthetic to exteriors. Paired with wrought iron hardware makes a perfect match for Mediterranean or mission-styles.
This guide, though it does not encompass all types of garage doors and house styles, should give you a basic understanding of good match making. These doors hopefully inspired you to create your own match made in heaven. Let your garage doors leave a lasting impression on everyone that passes by from now on.