The 5 Best Ideas for Affordable Garage’s Exterior Improvements

Traditional 2-stories house. Garage door is a North Hatley LP, 16' x 8', Moka Brown color, 4 vertical lite Orion windows

Do like how this garage door looks? This is a North Hatley LP, 16' x 8' seen in Moka Brown with 4 vertical lite Orion windows.

Your garage is an important part of your home’s aesthetics and value. The garage door can boost the appearance of your home, which is important when it comes to resale.

Some might feel they need a complete renovation when improving the exterior of their property. However, it could be much easier and more affordable, as you’ll see from the tips below.

You can use these 5 simple and affordable methods to improve your garage exterior, which can improve the look of your door quickly.

Installing Stone Veneer – A Great Look for a Small Price

Decorative stone veneer could be a fantastic choice. It can work well on a new garage, or your current garage. It’s a nice accent that can really enhance the property.

Modern shed & attached garage with Moderno 2 beads design, Black, Harmony window layout garage doors

What do you like about these garage doors? They are Moderno 2 beads design. One is 6'x7' and the other measures 10'x8'. They are seen here in black with a right-side Harmony window layout.

Stone veneer isn’t stone. Rather, it’s fiber cement that is created to look like stone. This means it’s more affordable. You’ll find that this improvement to your garage will only cost around $10 - $20 per square foot.

You could choose to create a carriage hose look by covering the front of your garage. Maybe you just want to use it as an accent instead. When you opt to use it as an accent, you’ll find that it can reduce costs.

Boost Your House Wow Factor by Adding Accent Lighting

Another option to consider is accent lighting. It can show off the other features of your upgrade, such as landscaping or accents.

Prestigious house with 2 garages doors in Prestige XL design, Moka Brown colors, Cachet windows

What do you think of these garage doors? They are the Prestige XL design, 9' x 8' in Moka Brown with Cachet windows.

Great accent lighting makes a big difference in the appearance of your garage in the evening. You can highlight certain parts of the garage rather than the entire thing.

Modern house with the Moderno Multi design, Black, with Azur glass windows garage door

Is this garage door a good choice for your home? It is the Moderno Multi design in Black with Azur glass windows.

You can get nice accent lighting for the outside of your garage for about $60 a light. It’s affordable make your garage look great without spending too much. You could install the lights over or under windows and alongside other features and accents you want to highlight.

Freshen Up Your Landscaping

You might want to rethink your landscaping, too. It is important when it comes to the overall appearance of your property including the exterior of your garage.

You could use window boxes, tubs and planters, or you could plant bushes or flowers on the sides of the garage if you have the room.

Landscaping can be a huge benefit to the exterior of your property. It’s also affordable, since you can buy 5‑gallon shrubs and small trees that start at just $20 each.

What Does Your Garage Door Hardware Say About You?

Here’s another simple way to make your garage look even better. Hardware is simple to add.

Upgrading your hardware can provide your garage door with a unique appearance rather than the generic look that comes with the standard hardware.

Get the custom look you want. You’ll find that they can work well when you also have matching accent lights.

Traditional house with garage doors: Eastman E-21, 9' x 7', Claystone doors and Ice White overlays, 8 lite Panoramic windows

How do you feel about these garage doors? They are Eastman E-21, 9' x 7' Claystone doors and Ice White overlays with 8‑lite Panoramic windows.

Does Your Garage Door Trim Scream Outdated?

Garage trim features many parts and can provide a unique surface. You might find that over time, the trim you have on your door needs to be replaced since the movement of the garage door can cause the trim to look worse for wear sooner than other parts of the door.

Door trim will only be about $150 per door to install. It’s a good idea to update the other trim on the garage at the same time. You could also add veneer at this time if you would like. Be sure to choose a trim color that will work well for your property.

Your Garage Door; Your Garage Most Important Feature!

Remodeling says that replacing the garage door is one of the Top 5 home improvement projects for resale. This is true each year.

Do you have an outdated garage door? It’s time for a replacement to give your garage the look it truly needs.

Modern home, light gray stone and iron gray wood, with 2 garage doors in Vog design, 9'x7', Black, Left‑side Harmony window

Could these doors be right for your home? These are the Vog design, 9'x7' in Black with Left‑side Harmony window layout.

Are you more Traditional, Modern or Carriage style? No matter the style you dig the most, there are more than plenty designs to find the one that enhances your house while respecting its architectural style.

Maybe you would prefer a black garage door? Perhaps a Chocolate Walnut garage door is a better choice for your home? Choose the color you really love. You can get what you need without going overbudget since the increase is only from $75 to $150 for a single door (9x7 approx.).

Brick and cedar shingle 2-story house with a Regal Shaker‑Flat Long design, 16'x8', Dark Walnut, windows with Richmond Inserts garage door

Do you love this garage door? This is a Shaker‑Flat Long design, 16'x8' in Dark Walnut, with Richmond Insert windows.

Ready to Learn More About Garage Doors?

Contact your local professionals to help you find the best choice for your new garage door that will work with your property and your personality.

A-1 Overhead Doors can provide a quotation through email.

Call 978-342-3344, and we will get started.

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