5 Great Ideas to Improve Your Garage’s Exterior Without Breaking the Bank

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

What do you think of this garage door? This North Hatley LP , 16'x8' is in Moka Brown and has 4 vertical lite Orion windows

The garage is meant to provide your home with value. They can improve the appearance and the utility of the garage. It can enhance the curb appeal of your home, which can give your home a boost when it comes to resale.

Some people might want a full renovation when updating their exterior. However, there are other options to consider.

Here, you will find five affordable means of upgrading your garage’s exterior. They are fast and simple and can help you get what you need while spending less.

Stone Veneer is such a great accent!

One nice option to consider whether you are building a new garage or modifying a garage you already have is stone veneer. It works well as an accent for your property.

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

How do you feel about these garage doors? These are Moderno 2 beads design doors. Here, there are in 6' x 7' and 10' x 8' sizes, both in Black, with right-side Harmony window layout

Stone veneer is made from fiber cement and is made to look like it is stone. However, it’s not as costly as real stone. When you opt for this improvement to your garage, it will cost between $10-$20 per square foot.

You could create a nice carriage house look. Maybe you simply need to have an accent above your doors. When you use the stone veneer strategically and sparingly, it will look great and it will reduce costs.

Showcase Your Best Architectural Elements with Accent Lighting

Regardless of whether you have stone veneer or a new door, accent lighting is a great addition. You can show off your doors in style.

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

Do these garage doors suit your needs? The doors are Prestige XL design , 9' x 8' in Moka Brown with Cachet windows

Using accent lighting makes a big difference in the garage and home’s appearance after dark. You can highlight areas of the garage, but you don’t want to light up the entire door. Less is more when it comes to accents.

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

Is this garage door to your liking? Here is the Moderno Multi design in Black featuring Azur glass windows

You can find great accent lighting for the outside of your garage for as low as $60 a light. This helps to keep the costs down. You can add the lights above your doors, beneath windows, or near other accents, such as stone veneer or landscaping. It’s a great way to really show them off.

Give a New Life to Your Landscaping

Your landscaping is important to the overall look of your home and your garage. You can add some flower beds or bushes around the side of the garage if you would like. You could even add window boxes, tubs or planters.

Great landscaping can hide problems on the property and make the entire place look more appealing. It’s also affordable, as 5-gallon shrubs and small trees start at just $20 each.

Add More Unique Garage Door Hardware

Hardware upgrades are affordable and can make your garage look even better.

Upgrading your hardware can elevate the door handles or visible hinges to provide them with a custom appearance. They look great when paired with accent lights that highlight the hardware.

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

Would these garage doors work for you? The doors here are Eastman E-21 , 9'x7', Claystone doors with Ice White overlays and 8-lite Panoramic windows.

Replace Your Garage DoorTrim

Consider the trim on the door. This includes the run of siding, the frames, and more. It can provide a beautiful surface. However, it might need to be fixed and replaced before the other parts of the garage door because it tends to become worn due to usage and movement.

Door trim is affordable, too. It will usually cost $150 or so to install per door . You might want to update the trim on other parts of the garage at the same time. Always choose a color for the trim that will make the most sense for the aesthetics you want to achieve.

Replace Your Garage Door

Information on Remodeling says that garage door replacements are always on the Top 5 home improvement projects for resale, year after year.

You might benefit the most from getting an updated garage door, even if you use the other tips in this post.

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

Are these doors your style? The doors are the Vog design , 9'x7' in Black with a left ‑side Harmony window layout

Are you more Traditional, Modern or Carriage style? What do you feel might work best for your needs and give your home the boost it needs? Whatever suits you, there are plenty of great designs for each style.

Maybe you dream about a Chocolate Walnut or a Black garage door, but you think those must be expensive. Well, think again, since the price difference is only $75 to $150 for a single door (9x7 approx.) between the color you love and a white one.

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

Is this the best garage door for your home? The door is a Shaker‑Flat Long design , 16'x8' in Dark Walnut with Richmond Insert windows.

Ready to Learn More?

Contact your local garage door specialist for help. Professionals can help you find the door that works with your budget and your personality. International Door Corp Overhead Doors can provide a quotation by email.

Call us at 207-784-0622.

We’ll be happy to answer all your questions and help you find the perfect garage door for your needs.

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Spend some time with the virtual Design Centre. You can look at a range of styles and virtually try them on your garage when you upload photos!

Still Unsure?

Lots of gorgeous residential garage door waiting for you here. Explore all of the options to find what works well for you.

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