5 Low-Cost Tips to Add Serious Curb Appeal to 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

Are you fond of this door for your garage? This is the Moka Brown, 16’ x 8’ North Hatley LP, with Orion 4 vertical lite windows.

Garages add to the appraisal of your house, both in monetary form and in usable square footage. Your home’s appeal is greatly increased when there is a garage that has been designed well, especially when it comes to resale.

When considering improving the exterior appearance of their property, the normal train of thought is a complete and total overhaul. However, you don’t have to go to great extremes to upgrade and improve your homes outward look.

The 5 tips described here are budget-saving steps you can take to get your home’s garage updated and get the look you want quickly.

Install Some Veneer as an Accent

Add ornate stone veneer to your new garage installation or add it as an improvement to an existing one.

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

Do you like these garage entrances? In Black, with a Right-side Harmony window layout These Moderno 2 beads design come in 6' x 7' and 10' x 8' sizes.

This inexpensive alternative to stone, normally around $10 to $20 a square foot, is made of fibrous cement. This improvement to your garage won’t break the bank.

Create a stunning impression with a carriage-house style appearance or bring the focus in to the area over the doors with smaller coverage. You can bring your garage to the forefront without spending a lot when you use the materials in smaller amounts.

Add Accent Lighting

Show your home improvements off, both big and small, with accent lights. Focus on your newly installed veneer or updated garage doors.

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

Do these garage doors appeal to you? Complete with Cachet windows, these are the Prestige XL design, size 9’ x 8’ shown in Moka Brown.

Vary the way your exterior appears in the early evening hours and late at night with strategically placed lighting. The idea is to accentuate the most unique areas of the garage, not shine light on the entire area.

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

Do you like this style garage door? With Azur glass windows, this is the Moderno Multi design shown in Black.

For as little as $60 a light exterior lighting can be purchased and installed over the top of garage doors, underneath the window features or around other updated areas, like your lawn or newly installed siding to bring them in as the focal point.

Update the Landscaping

Curb appeal, how your lawn and garden looks, is important in how homes and buildings are initially perceived. The same is true of your garage exterior; it is often one of the first aspects of your home visitors see.

Install flowers and bushes around your garage to frame it in color. If this is not possible due to lack of soil, plant them in containers or flower boxes or add other ornamental accents.

You can cover many defects using landscaping tricks while at the same time creating a welcoming outdoor space. 5‑gallon shrubs and young trees start at $20 each, a small price for what can be a large upgrade.

Upgrade Your Garage Door Hardware

Hinges, door handles and other fixtures are a simple, quick, and smart way to update your home’s exterior.

Transform your generic appearance to a designer look with updated door hinges and handles. Bring your exterior improvements together with accent lighting designed to enhance the new hardware.

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

Do you prefer these garage doors? These Eastman E‑21 doors are Claystone doors with Ice White overlay and feature 8‑lite Panoramic windows.

Upgrade Your Trim

Your garage trim is made of many parts, not just the trim that is part of the siding. Trim provides the frame for your garage doors and gives the doors a surface for moving parts. These moving parts are the reason you often find your trim in a state of disrepair well before other exterior parts of your home.

Door trim is not expensive, it is normally about $150 per door to install. If you are replacing the trim around your garage door, you should consider replacing all around your garage, particularly if you have recently installed a new veneer, this add to the beauty. If you want to make your garage “pop”, consider a color other than white, perhaps one that complements the door or siding color.

Update Your Garage Door

Every year, based on reports from Remodeling, one of the Top 5 projects when prepping a home for resale is garage door replacement. Installing a newer, more appealing door adds beauty and value to your home, every time.

It doesn’t matter how much focused lighting you add or how beautiful your yard is, if you garage door is old and in need of repair, your curb appeal will suffer and so will the value of your home.

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

Do you like these doors? These 9' x 7', Black Vog design, feature Left‑side Harmony.

Are you modern, traditional, or do you prefer the carriage house look? What would improve your home’s exterior and give you that immediate BOOM.

Add a unique feature to your home’s exterior with a Black or Chocolate Walnut garage door, and at only $75 to $150 for a single door (9x7 approx.), you won’t feel the pinch on your wallet.

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

You like this garage door? This is the Dark Walnut with Richmond Insert windows in a 16’ x 8’ Shaker‑Flat Long design.

You want to learn more?

Contact garage door dealers in your area. They will be able to assess your needs and personality and lead you to the best garage door for your needs.

Or, get a quote from Regional Door & Hardware sent directly to your email.

Call us at 905-684-8161.

We will take you from start to finish in getting your new garage door.

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