5 Low-Cost Things You Could Do to Improve Your Garage’s Exterior

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

How do you like this garage door? This is a North Hatley LP , 16' x 8' in Moka Brown, with four vertical lite Orion windows

The garage can add a substantial amount of value to your home. Their appearance, along with their functionality, plays a big role in home value. It can improve the curb appeal and make the property more desirable, particularly when it comes to resale.

Often, homeowners will consider a complete renovation when it comes to improving the appearance of their property. However, that might not always be necessary. There are other options to consider including those noted below.

Here are 5 ways you can improve your garage’s look to help you reach your upgrade goals affordably and in less time.

Install Some Stone Veneer to Add Personality

It doesn’t matter if you are working with an existing garage or you are building a new garage. You should treat the space as an accent to your property and provide it with a nice veneer. A decorative stone veneer looks great.

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

How do you feel about these garage doors? Here you’ll find the Moderno 2 beads design , in 6' x 7' and 10' x 8' sizes, in Black, with a right-side Harmony window layout

The stone veneer is made using fiber cement that merely looks like stone. This helps to make it affordable. If you’re looking to save some money, this improvement to your garage will only cost about $10 - $20 per square foot.

Think about some of your options. You might want to cover your garage front to make it look like a carriage house. Maybe you would like to have a few of these decorative accents instead. When you use the veneer as an accent, it can reduce the cost further, while still being aesthetically interesting.

Switch for One of Kind Accent Lighting

Another great option for your garage door is to accent it with some lighting. This can help to beautify the garage door and your home, while also providing some functional light.

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

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

When you opt for quality, strategic accent lighting it makes a big difference in the appearance of the area in the evening and after full dark. With accent lighting, you will highlight certain areas of the garage rather than lighting up the entire door.

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

How do you like this garage door ? Here is the Moderno Multi design , in Black featuring Azur glass windows

Another benefit of accent lighting is the cost. It’s often possible to find quality lights for only about $60 a light. You could choose to add the lights above your doors, beneath windows, or with other accents, such as veneer or landscaping. This helps to show off those accents and your landscaping.

Rethink Your Landscaping

As touched on above, you might want to improve your landscaping. Updated landscaping can help to make your property look even more impressive and it plays a large role in how it’s received.

For example, you could use flower beds or bushes as a way to frame your garage door. Maybe you would like to add some tubs, planters, or window boxes, if you don’t have the room to plant.

When you use landscaping to your advantage, you’ll find that it can often hide some problems and make your garage and your home look better overall. It’s also affordable. You can often find five-gallon shrubs and even small trees that start at about $20 each .

Upgrade Your Garage Door Hardware

Another affordable upgrade is hardware for your garage doors and other elements of your exterior, such as on your windows and your front door.

Upgrading your hardware is relatively simple, too. You can easily change out the hinges and door handle on your garage or other doors to create a unique, custom appearance. You may find that pairing them with matching accent lights can help to tie the area together nicely.

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

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

Upgrade Your Garage Door Trim

What about the trim? The trim is more than just the siding. The trim also frames the garage doors and creates a nice surface that could be upgraded. It often starts to look a bit drab, but a little upgrade could do a lot to make a difference.

The cost for door trim is usually only $150 or so per door to install . It’s possible to update other trim at the same time, which can provide an even bigger boost to your home’s appearance. Always choose a quality material and a color that will work as a nice accent.

Update Your Garage Door

According to Remodeling, you might want to replace your garage door. When you upgrade your door, it can breathe new life into the property. It is also on the Top 5 home improvement projects for resale.

When you have an outdated garage door, even with great accents and landscaping, it won’t help much with the curb appeal. You might just need to have a new door.

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

Would you like these doors? These are Vog design , 9'x7' in Black, with a left ‑side Harmony window layout

Are you more Traditional, Modern or Carriage style? Take some time to think about what would work best for your home.

Maybe you would like black or chocolate walnut. Think about what would work best for your aesthetics and the design of your home. You’ll find that there’s only a slight difference of $75 to $150 for a single door (9x7 approx.). It’s an affordable way to improve the look of your home.

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 like the look of this garage door? This is a Shaker-Flat Long design , 16'x8' in Dark Walnut with Richmond Insert windows.

Do You Want to Learn More About Garage Door Options and Upgrades?

Contact us!

We can provide you with the guidance you need to ensure you make the right choice for your next garage door. Atlantic Windoor can even provide a quotation by email.

Call us at 1-888-451-4040, so we can get started.

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Take some time to experience our Design Centre, a virtual tool that lets you choose from many different door styles. You can upload photos of your current garage to see how it would look with a new door.

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