Kick your appeal to the curb. In a good way.
As much as we'd like our garage doors to steal the show when it comes to curb appeal, we know that they often work as part of a larger design idea. Regardless of your style and budget, there are many ways to create cohesive exterior curb appeal. Here are our curb appeal tips.
Shine some light on the situation.
Framing a garage door with outdoor sconces is a great way to not only welcome visitors to your home, but add visual interest and symmetry to your exterior. Note how the sconces in this picture mimic the grid windows in the garage door as well as the grids in the privacy fencing.
Plant a good idea.
Another way to frame garage doors is to place planters on either side of the opening. In the example below, the planters were constructed to match the paneling design and color on the door and are filled with slow-growing, all season plants. You could also do larger decorative pots with seasonal flowers and greenery, and make the pots the punch of color your exterior may be missing.
Plants add texture, color, and sometimes flowers to a home's facade. If you go this route, it's best to build a separate trellis for the plant to avoid the vine degrading surface materials. Vines like wisteria, clematis, and English ivy are usually suitable for our Siouxland climate.
Get a manicure.
When you incorporate your garage doors into a larger plan, certain details just fall together. In the case with this home, the manicured landscape allows the rougher textural elements--the rocks, shredded mulch, and high grasses--to shine in a very natural ways. Sometimes it's okay if your garage door doesn't call attention to itself; it just gives the nearby setting a chance to show off.