Upgrade Your Front-Facing Garage Doors

by Nicki Fettuccia 09/29/2019

Not all homes have vast lawns and flower beds to add curb appeal. If your home doesn’t have a wrap-around porch or arched entry, you can still make it the more eye-catching home on the block by merely changing out the garage doors. Front-facing garage entries give you the opportunity to create a whole new look by either partial or complete makeovers.

Garage door hacks

  • Hardware. Simple adding new equipment to your garage door can give it faux carriage-house looks. Add faux carriage hinges on the sides and grab handles in the middle for a quick makeover that makes your entry stand out.
  • Windows. Change out one of the upper panels. Multi-panel overhead garage doors can be tedious, but you can change out one of the top panels for one with windows or decorative trim to make your home distinct from your neighbors. If you can’t change out the panels, add faux windows to the front. You can find magnetic and stick-on versions at your local hardware and DIY stores and online.
  • Paint. Most contractor-grade garage doors come in white, off-white or beige tones. Make your stand out by giving it a darker hue. Choose a color that complements the shade of your home and stands out from the trim color.
  • Faux finish. Another option that requires a little practice is to put a wood-grain finish on the door. From the street, your home will appear to have expensive wood doors. Finish off with sparkling hardware, and you’ve got instant interest. Talk to your local specialty paint store for advice on using gel stains and faux finished that can hold up to the use your garage door gets. If you’re not sure about tackling this project yourself, hire a professional garage-door contractor that has the know-how to get it done for you.
  • Reface your garage door with wood veneer. Glue or screw (or both) wood veneer to your door’s exterior to give it an upgraded look. Go vertical for a Mid-Century Modern vibe, or horizontal with wrought-iron hardware for a traditionally carriage-house look. Garage door openers and springs work in tandem with the weight of the garage door. So, make sure you have a strong enough system to handle the extra weight.

If you’re not sure how to do any of these on your own, ask your realtor for recommendations for local contractors that know to give you a look you want.

About the Author
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Nicki Fettuccia

 Nicki Fettuccia's integrity, hard work, contagious energy and quality of service in every detail of your real estate transaction is exactly what you've been looking for.  Nicki grew up in Broome County,however, moved to the Capital District in 1998 where she knew this was where she wanted to raise her two sons.

She started her love of helping people realize their home ownership dreams back in 1992 where she worked as a Residential Mortgage Loan Processor.  She has worked most every aspect of the industry representing Owners, Buyers, Investors,and Banks both in the residential and commercial market.

Nicki is a proud mother of 2 young men and devoted to her very supportive Fiance, Bob.  An adventurer by nature; you can find Nicki hiking orkayaking in the Spring, on a motorcycle road trip in the Summer and Fall, or a spontaneous zip line adventure thru the Catskill Mountains.

Nicki has been trained and inspired in sales by some of the best.  Speakers like Than Merrill, Sean Mc Nicholas, Simon Sinek and Les Brown; just to name a few.  She flies the United States to build strong networking relationships to continue her knowledge and education in the industry.  Always looking to be the best person and agent to her clients.

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