EDITED 7/31/11 to add a pic of our formerly boring Clopay basic garage doors, now with carriage house hardware from Martin:
We repainted our house this week, and as part of the cosmetic overhaul, we’ll be adding carriage house hardware (from Martin) on our garage doors. While researching carriage house style and hardware, I found that the utilitarian garage door can be beautiful …
Amarr Garage Doors:
From ICD Industrial Door Co.:
From Jeld-Wen Estate Collection:
Featured at This Old House:
Via Castillo Doors:
From the Real Carriage Door Company (I think I understand exactly what they do!):
They demonstrate that real carriage doors swing out:
From Country Living, beautify your garage entrance with climbing flowering vines:
From Sousa’s Garage Doors:
And if you’re looking for hardware, I love the tagline at 360 Yardware’s site: “Life’s too short for crummy hardware.” I agree! You have to look at your garage doors every time you leave or come home. Why not have them look interesting? There’s so many ways garage doors can look beautiful, like those above — who knew? Now you do!
And if as for most people, custom cedar doors are not in your budget, consider paint effects to give your garage doors more unique curb appeal.