It is said curb appeal can add thousands of dollars to the value of your home and for many homes what is the first thing people see – the garage door. In real estate lingo, curb appeal is simply the first impression people have when they pull up to your house. On many suburban homes the first thing people will see is your garage door. The right door can make or break a visitor’s impression of you the homeowner.
That may sound harsh, but garage doors can take up 30% of the front view of the home. A decorative door is not only aesthetically pleasing but with so many designs out there right now, you can incorporate a little of your own personality into the look. Think of it as a fashion statement for your home. As what you wear says something about who you are, so does the curb appeal say something to neighbours and visitors.
Choose wisely though. Garage doors should still fit with your architecture. If you have a Tudor style house, maybe a modernist looking door might be too much. Make sure the door fits with the rest of the home. There are lots of options now and getting a new garage door might be the simplest way to improve the look and value of your home.