Your garage door is a huge factor in curb appeal. The style and color can either add style to your home’s exterior or be a complete eyesore. If you feel like your garage door has become the latter, this may be the year you make the investment and update your garage door.
However, there are many small updates that can improve your garage door without a full replacement. New technologies and innovations have made it easier to move and in and out of your garage. Keep an eye out for these garage door trends in 2017.
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2016 Vs. 2017
Compared to last year, we’re seeing many trends continue, specifically using bold colors to create a vibrant garage. Given the color trends of 2017 are bold and deep, this will fit right in with your hot home décor this year. Innovation in garage doors has allowed for new trends in smart home technology to reach the garage as well as using your garage door to create a more functional and livable space. If you’re ready to update your garage, 2017 is the year to do it!
Garage Door Prices
An old, outdated garage can speak volumes about the condition of your home. Though often, garage doors are made to last, the styles can change fast. If you’re considering selling your house this year or looking for better curb appeal, investing in a new garage door may be worth it. The average cost to install a garage door is $964, depending on the style you choose.
Glass Garage Doors
This year, contemporary and modern will be a trendy look you’ll want to incorporate in your home’s exterior. If you’re planning to update your look, look no further than a frosted glass garage door. This style is especially beneficial if you tend to work in your garage. Glass garage doors come in a variety of options with other materials like wood and steel. If you’re going for the contemporary look, be sure to find styles with plenty of straight lines in natural finishes.
Wood Garage Doors
Wood garage doors are making a comeback after gaining in popularity the past few years. They are now the hot home exterior item to have. But, in a new way. Many have been integrated with glass options to continue with the modern garage door look that’s trendy this year.
However, the classic wood garage door look is still hot, especially those in the carriage style. The average cost of a wood garage door is between $1,235 and $2,756.
Garage Door Openers
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If you love the look of your garage door, but are still looking for a fresh update in the new year, try a new garage door opener. No longer is it your standard remote control. Smart home technology has made its way to your garage.
Contact a pro who can help connect the Wi-Fi and appropriate machinery to your garage door. A small investment could mean never having to worry if you’ve forgotten to shut your garage door, as it’s now only a few clicks away on your smartphone.
Garage Door Insulation
A big trend in 2017 is overall home sustainability. One way to make your garage more sustainable is by installing insulation to your garage door. For the homeowner who works out in their garage, regardless of season, this could be a great option for climate control. I know in my home, it’s a necessity for all the woodworking and home projects my husband does throughout the winter. It’s also important if your garage is connected to your home, this could help lower energy costs. The average cost to insulate a garage door is between $821 and $1,331.
Garage Screen Door
If you do a lot of work in and out of your garage and find yourself with the door more often open than closed, a garage screen door could be the update you need in 2017. They keep bugs, dirt and other debris out while letting fresh air and light inside the garage. Many have small doors for easy movement, without opening and closing your larger garage door. Your garage can become an instant living space without any remodeling.
Don’t Forget Color
Your garage door is a very large focal point on your home’s exterior. You’ll be surprised at how choosing the perfect garage door color can completely change the look of your home. Finding the perfect garage door color to match your home can be challenging. Avoid using the same accent colors you have used for the rest of the house, but it is perfectly acceptable to use your house color. If you’re looking to make your garage door color stand out, try a deep red or green. If you’re looking for a neutral, gray is a hot color for 2017 and you’re sure to find a shade that matches your home.
Your garage door stands out, if you like it or not. Make 2017 the year where you fall in love with the exterior of your home, with a little help from a garage door update.
Looking for more garage update ideas to try this year? Read How To Create A Man Cave Garage.