The Top 5 Tips for Upgrading Your Garage Exterior

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

You like this garage door? It’s a North Hatley LP , 16' x 8', Moka Brown, 4 vertical lite Orion windows

Garages have several different benefits for the value of a home. They are useful spaces to have, and when they are well-designed, they can even enhance curb appeal. That makes a big impact on value when it comes to resale.

While most people think about a full renovation, you don’t always need to go that far to improve your curb appeal. Doing little things like upgrading your garage can make a huge impact without the huge cost.

These 5 upgrades will help you improve the value of your garage and your home overall, and create a great-looking new space.

Install Some Stone Veneer as an Accent

Whether you’re building a new garage or improving an existing one, stone veneer can be a great accent to add. Adding accents like this can improve the value and the appearance with ease.

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

You like these garage doors? They are Moderno 2 beads design , in 6' x 7' and 10' x 8' sizes, Black, Right-side Harmony window layout

Did you know stone veneer isn’t actual stone? It’s a fiber cement product designed to look like stone, at a fraction of the cost - this improvement to your garage is just $10-$20 a square foot.

You can choose to accent and highlight areas or cover the entire exterior to create a carriage house look. Either way, it will improve the appearance significantly. When you are using stone as an accent like this, it’s a great way to show things off without spending a fortune on the project.

Add Accent Lighting

It doesn’t matter if you’ve just added a nice accent like the stone veneer we just mentioned or if you went all-out with new garage doors. Accent lighting can show it all off perfectly.

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

You like these garage doors? These are Prestige XL design , 9'x8', Moka Brown, with Cachet windows

When you place accent lighting strategically, it makes a big difference in the appearance of your home in the evening and nighttime hours. Lights can accent the natural beauty and highlight unique features. You aren’t lighting up the entire garage, after all. Just showing off the best parts.

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

You like this garage door ? This the Moderno Multi design , in Black, with Azur glass windows

It’s affordable to upgrade with accent lighting, which starts around $60 per light, giving you the chance to spruce the space up for less. You can install lights above the doors, alongside landscaping accents, and under windows to make the garage stand out and look expensive.

Update the Landscaping

Your home landscaping is critical to the value of your property. It’s also important to the look and value of your garage.

Consider flower beds or bushes to frame the space. If pavement prevents planting, try potted plants, window boxes, or other accent pieces.

Upgrade Your Garage Door Hardware

If you really want to make a statement with your garage doors, consider upgrading the hardware.

Upgrading your hardware with a more complementary style or something that is more in line with the personality of your home can give you a unique finish. Mix and match with other accents, like lighting, to show off the hardware and create a total package design.

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

You like these garage doors? These are Eastman E-21 , 9' x 7', Claystone doors and Ice White overlays, 8-lite Panoramic windows.

Upgrade Your Trim

The garage has a lot of different detail trim that accents various areas. That’s what makes it great as its own accent to your garage. Instead of just replacing the trim with a cheap new piece, consider upgrading to a color that matches your garage door or creates an added accent to the space.

You’ll spend $150 on trim, per door, approximately. It might be better to do all the trim at the same time for a cohesive look, but you can just replace the door trim if you’re going for an affordable, simple upgrade. The door trim sees more wear than the rest of the garage, so it is often in need of replacement sooner.

Update Your Garage Door

According to Remodeling, the Top 5 home improvement projects for resale includes the garage door replacement, year in and year out. If yours is worn or outdated, this is a big improvement to make.

Even with the best accent lighting upgrades and other improvements, an outdated garage door will hold your home value back.

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

You like these doors? They are the Vog design , 9'x7', Black, Left ‑side Harmony window layout

Are you more Traditional, Modern or Carriage style? Which style do you think would really make your home pop? Consider adding a Black or Chocolate Walnut finish, which will be an affordable upgrade for just $75 to $150 for a single door (9x7 approx.). It’ll give that “wow” factor that you really want.

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? It’s a Shaker-Flat Long design , 16'x8', Dark Walnut, with Richmond Insert windows.

Do You Want to Learn More About Your Garage Door Options

Contact your local garage door specialist today.

They can ensure that you find the perfect door and get one that fits your home and adds the right touch of character.Elite Door of New England can even send you an email quotation.

Call us at 603-833-7135 to get help in every step of your upgrade.

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