Design Guide: Garage Door Styles
Garage doors are often overlooked when remodeling or building a home. They can make up about one-third of your home’s façade and they add a great amount of detail to your curb appeal. Replacing your garage door is a great way to change the appearance of your home if it is chosen well. A poorly chosen door can create an eyesore. Picking a garage door doesn’t have to be hard, especially with our design guide and trusted specialists.
There are four different garage door styles that will complement an array of home styles. Keep in mind that each garage door style is customizable by materials, colors, and hardware, by the manufacturer making it a unique focal point to your home. Below is our suggested guideline on the types of garage door styles and their pairings to home styles.
Raised-Panel Garage Doors
This style is probably what you first think of when picturing garage doors. Raised-Panel doors are very common and are a standard choice for many homeowners because they pair well with most home styles.
Home Style Pairings: Cape Cod, Art Deco, Craftsman, Contemporary, Colonial, Dutch Colonial, Georgian Colonial, Federal Colonial (Adam Style), Mid-Century Modern, Greek Revival, Modern, Ranch, Townhouse, Tudor, Cottage, Oriental.
Carriage Garage Doors
Carriage doors are also a popular style and are very similar to traditional doors. The big difference is that carriage doors swing open instead of up, requiring a substantial amount of space in front of them.
Home Style Pairings: Cape Cod, Craftsman, Colonial, Dutch Colonial, Georgian Colonial, Federal Colonial (Adam Style), Mid-Century Modern, French Provincial, Greek Revival, Italianate, Mediterranean, Modern, Neoclassical, Prairie, Ranch, Townhouse, Victorian, Tudor, Farmhouse, Cottage, Oriental.
Traditional Garage Doors
Another great choice that pairs almost perfectly with every home style due to its customization and compatibility.
Home Style Pairings: Cape Cod, Craftsman, Colonial, Dutch Colonial, Georgian Colonial, Federal Colonial (Adam Style), Mid-Century Modern, French Provincial, Greek Revival, Italianate, Modern, Neoclassical, Mediterranean, Pueblo Revival, Prairie, Ranch, Townhouse, Victorian, Tudor, Farmhouse, Cottage, Oriental.
Contemporary Garage Doors
A modern home needs a modern door, and this garage door style is on the rise. With its customizable materials as well as clear, frosted, or tinted glass can add dimension and clean lines to your home.
Home Style Pairings: Art Deco, Mid-Century Modern, Modern, Townhouse, Oriental.
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