Upgrading your garage door doesn’t always involve a massive overhaul. There are plenty of smaller garage door accent projects that can easily boost the look and curb appeal of the front of your home for under $100. At the Overhead Door Company of Southeast Missouri, we’ve listed some easy improvements you can make with a quick trip to the hardware store and a couple of hours of elbow grease.
Start Out Fresh
We’re not just talking about taking a broom and sweeping away the cobwebs and dust around the edges of your garage door – we’re talking about giving it a true deep cleaning.
Consider renting a power washer. It’s amazing what a simple high-powered stream of water can do. When used correctly, it removes dirt and grime that can build up over the seasons leaving certain parts of your home (i.e. your garage door) looking dull. Blasting it with the power washer will not only leave it sparkling clean, but it also makes it easy to paint and upgrade in a number of other ways.
Adding a little color is the perfect garage door accent to make your home much more easily identifiable than the average slab of white or taupe perched at the top nestled at the top of almost every driveway on your block. If you have a homeowners association to answer, make sure to read the rules and double-check with them to make sure you’re not out of code.
Flowers are the perfect spring/summer touch to instantly breathe new life into the exterior of your home. Try adding large pots on the sides of your door, or, for something more delicate, opt for hanging arrangements. Whatever container you opt for, make sure its colors and those of your chosen flowers are complementary to the front of your home.
Light, Camera, Action!
Ambient lighting is the perfect addition for those that want to highlight a particular feature on the exterior of their home. Use miniature spots to draw the eye’s attention or bathe everything in a warm glow. Adding lighting, particularly of the motion-sense variety, is also a good way to increase the safety of your home by deterring intruders and giving your security cameras a better view.
Attention to Detail
When choosing decorative hardware, look for options that both draw the eye and offer balance between the other architectural elements in the door. For instance, in this piece the black pops against the neutrals in the door, giving the whole thing a very modern energy. But the classic barn-style hardware adds just a touch of nostalgia as well. When all the pieces fit together, the end result is an exterior that you’ll be proud to call your own.
For help accessorizing your garage door, contact the experts at the Overhead Door Company of Southeast Missouri.