When it comes to garage doors, the curb appeal factor is a very special thing. Having a great looking garage door not only increases homeowner satisfaction, but can dramatically boost property values. (Curb appeal is the main reason a new garage door installation has one of the highest returns on investment of all home improvements.) But you don’t have to go all out and install a new garage door. You can actually give an existing garage door a face lift with decorative hardware. It’s a great way to increase the curb appeal of your garage door, and thereby the property value of your home, not to mention your own satisfaction.
When you think about redecorating your home, the garage door often gets overlooked. But adding decorative hardware to your door is actually an affordable way to freshen its look.
Types of Decorative Hardware to Consider
There’s plenty of decorative hardware accoutrements you can add to your door for an affordable makeover.
Handles are a very popular addition to garage doors. A new handle updates the look of your door. Paired together with a paint job, and suddenly you’ve got a new garage door face that’s quite exciting. You’ve remade your door without actually going to the trouble and expense of replacing your garage door.
Decorative hinges are a great way to bring out the rustic charm to a garage door. This type of hardware accounterment is particularly alluring in a country setting or for a door you want to give a more rustic look. It gives an existing garage door a barn door feel, like the classic carriage doors of the past.
Clavos are essentially decorative nails that look like bolts studded into your garage door. They come in a variety of shapes, styles, and finishes — pretty much anything you want. Clavos are a great way to bring out a rustic or industrial look in a garage door.