Traditionally, the sole purpose of a garage door was to move up and down, so you could get in and out of your home. Now that the garage accounts for 25 to 35 percent of your home's exterior, you'll want to choose a door that reflects your individual style and enhances the architectural design of your new home.
Whether your garage is attached or detached it is important that your design complements the architectural style of your home and fits the needs of you and your family. Here are some simple tips to help you design your new garage so it retains its value and functionality for years to come:
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.
Make sure not to overlook security and convenience when you build your new garage, especially with an attached garage. An attached garage provides an additional entry into your home and should be protected by the same security equipment you use for your new home. Most garage door companies offer products that making opening and closing your garage door a simple, yet secure process. If you have concerns about the safety and security of your garage, be sure to consult your contractor and do your homework when choosing a garage door.