Thursday, April 21, 2011

The Attractive Garage Door

It astonishes me how many people seem to forget about their garage doors during the course of their renovation or new build projects. I am shocked when I clearly see much time and effort has gone into the overall design of a homes exterior, including but not limited to interesting roof lines, beautifully detailed windows and breathtaking finishes, yet during the design process garage doors are so often neglected. They tend to be basic, mediocre stock doors that look pedestrian at best and often end up detracting from the overall appearance of a home.

These are some examples of what I think are beautifully detailed, architecturally appropriate garage doors.









When it comes to my projects, I always make sure my clients address their garage doors during the initial design and pricing process. These are not inexpensive items, so periodically I suggest simplifying or scaling down other exterior elements or details, without compromising the overall elevation to allow a proper budget for a high quality, well designed, attractive garage door.














Many of these examples are from Designer Doors based out of Wisconsin. Their products are attractive because of a combination of elements such as their custom design and detailing, the hardware used on them, their finishing and most importantly, the level of quality associated with the overall construction of each of their garage doors.





Photos from Designer Doors.

11 comments:

  1. You are preaching to the converted my friend. Rob's favorite addition to our new house is the garage door!

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  2. You boy's are two of the few exceptions to the rule. You have a great garage door.

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  3. too true....so much time, effort and then so little spent (literally) on the garage door...it makes very little sense... to put it in perspective the proper garage door would be approx 0.0024% of the total budget

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  4. Thanks for the informative tip Andrew. That will help so many individuals when considering an overall construction budget and make them aware of how inexpensive a beautiful garage door can be as well as being architecturally attractive/appropriate.

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  5. These designs are really awesome thanks i love to read blogs about garage doors.
    garage doors

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  6. I personally love the garage door adorned with flowers. It looks warm and very welcoming. The flowers made it more attractive. =)

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  7. There is definitely something enchanting about that image. It has on old world charm to it Kerita.

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  8. Wow, would those rounded top garage doors work with an apple valley garage door opener? It seems like it would be very hard to attach it. Thanks for the help! I would really love to install a nicer garage door!

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