Garage Door Finishing 101

3 Ways To Upgrade The Look Of Your Garage Door

If you don't like the way that your garage door looks, and you are working on remodeling the outside of your house, upgrade the look of your garage door while you are at it. You can add a wood overlay to give your garage door some more dimensionality, add carriage house hardware over the top of the garage door, and paint your garage door.

Add A Wood Overlay

When you want to change the overall look of your garage door, adding a wood overlay is a great way to achieve that goal.

You can purchase garage skins. Garage skins are pre-cut panels that you can attach to your garage door with magnets. These magnet-controlled overlays have the look and feel of real wood and will make your garage door look like it an expensive, classy wood door.

Check with a garage dealership to see if they sell wood overlays that you can add to your garage door. 

Add Some Oversized House Numbers

Next, oversized style wood numbers can add some class and style to your garage door. You can purchase oversized wood numbers to put above your garage door. These oversized numbers can be both stylistic and functional at the same time. 

If you have an accent color on the outside of your house, paint the numbers in that accent color. That will help tie the overall color themes of your house together. Then, hand the numbers above your garage door. This will add a touch of style to your garage door, and also make it easier for people to identify your garage door. 

Add Paint To Your Garage Door

Finally, add some paint to your garage door. Painting can really change the overall look of your garage door. There are lots of different approaches you can use to paint your garage door.

You can paint your garage door the primary color of your house so that all the colors from your house to the garage will flow together. If you want your garage to stand out, you can paint your garage door with the accent color you use on your house or with a new color altogether. If you want to really change the look of your garage, you can even create a faux wood by using paint, brushes, and some rags. 

Painting your garage door is a simple and affordable way to transform it. If you really want to take it to the next level, add some wood overlay to your garage door. For a combination of style and functionality, add oversized house numbers above your garage door. These three ideas could really transform how your garage door looks and feels, and increase the curb appeal of your home.