What great timing. I just had a meeting with my builder and he told me I needed to pick out my garage doors. And what appears in my email boxâ€¦the latest issue of Home Ideas from The House Designers featuring two great articles about garage doors — Hottest Styles in Garage Doors and About Today´s Garage Doors. After reading both of these I realized how important a design, efficiency and safety issue, a garage door can be.
But the real treat was finding Wayne-Dalton´s Garage Door Design Center. I was able to take a photo of my almost completed home and upload it to their program. I never had so much fun mixing and matching garage door styles and colors and adding accents like decorative hardware and trim. I finally decided on going with their 9700 series steel garage door (which also qualifies for a tax credit). I choose the Lexington style with insulated windows (8 window arched if you’re curious) in mahogany and lots of decorative hardware and accents so I could achieve an authentic carriage house style.