Learn about Garage Doors & Design

Nowadays a well-designed garage does much more than house your cars, it adds value and curb appeal to your home while extending your living space. When searching for a house plan, it is best to decide ahead of time whether you want an attached or detached garage and if you want a one-car or multi-car garage option.

Once you decide what kind of garage you want, you’ll want to choose a garage door that reflects your individual style and enhances the architectural design of your new home.

Whether your style is traditional, carriage house or estate, or your preference in material is steel, composite or wood — most garage door manufacturers like Wayne-Dalton, offer complete lines and countless options for stock and custom garage doors. Aesthetically speaking, you can choose your windows and inserts, color, material and decorative hardware. From a functional perspective you need to check out the insulation and how your door operates (sectional roll downs, tilt-ups or swing).

A tip for choosing the right style: your garage door should not only reflect your personal taste, but should maintain the architectural integrity of your home. One of the most popular styles is the carriage house, which resembles the traditional, swinging barn door styles, but with a convenient twist — they’re available with all the mechanics of a modern garage door.

Learn everything you need about garage doors and designs in the latest issue of Home Ideas.

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