Add Serious Curb Appeal to Your Home with 5 Low-Cost Garage’s Exterior Upgrades

Traditional 2-stories house. Garage door is a North Hatley LP, 16' x 8', Moka Brown color, 4 vertical lite Orion windows

You like this garage door? It’s a North Hatley LP, 16' x 8', Moka Brown, 4 vertical lite Orion windows

If you want to add to your home’s curb appeal, you should consider upgrading the look of your garage. Not only can this improves the look of your home, but it can also add a lot of value. Of course, when it comes to resale, adding value to your home through simple upgrades can really pay off.

Entire renovations aren’t necessary for improving the appeal of your property. Renovations are a lot of work, and sometimes simple upgrades to improve your home’s appearance will more than suffice.

If you want to achieve an outstanding looking exterior in no time, consider these 5 garage upgrades.

Adding Stone Veneer is a Great Accent

Decorative stone veneer can improve the appearance of an existing garage or add an interesting component to a new garage.

Modern shed & attached garage with Moderno 2 beads design, Black, Harmony window layout garage doors

You like these garage doors? They are Moderno 2 beads design, in 6' x 7' and 10' x 8' sizes, Black, Right-side Harmony window layout.

Stone veneer isn’t actually made of stone - it’s a type of fiber cement intended to impersonate how stone looks. What’s more, it’s much cheaper than real stone - this improvement to your garage will only cost you about $10 - $20 per square foot.

Try covering the front of your garage, or simply highlight the area above the doors with a stone veneer to change the appearance with just a small touch. Sparing use of this material can cut down costs as well as draw attention to the garage exterior.

Add Character with Accent Lighting

Accent lighting is a great way to further emphasize your beautiful stone veneer accents.

No matter what additions you’ve made to your garage, accent lighting can make an even bigger impact.

Prestigious house with 2 garages doors in Prestige XL design, Moka Brown colors, Cachet windows

You like these garage doors? These are Prestige XL design, 9' x 8', Moka Brown, with Cachet windows.

Well placed accent lighting makes a big difference to any area you wish to highlight during evening or nighttime hours. Use the lights as a way of highlighting details on the garage rather than spotlighting the entire structure.

Modern house with the Moderno Multi design, Black, with Azur glass windows garage door

You like this garage door ? This the Moderno Multi design, in Black, with Azur glass windows

Exterior accent lighting can cost as little as just $60 a light, meaning you can add some interest to your garage without racking up huge expenses.

To really show off your garage and the accents you’ve added, consider installing lights above your doors, beneath windows, or alongside stone veneer additions.

Think Your Landscaping Differently

Landscaping is incredibly important in adding to the curb appeal of your home and can really change the way a building is perceived and the value of your home. The same goes for the exterior of a garage.

Try adding some bushes or flower beds around the outside of your garage. Or, if your garage is surrounded by pavement, why not consider window boxes, tubs, or planters. These small accents can make a big difference visually.

Correct landscaping can hide areas of a structure and seriously improve the way it’s perceived from the outside. For instance, 5‑gallon shrubs and small trees start at just $20 each, which is an upgrade that will pay off in dividends.

For More Charm, Add a More Distinctive Garage Door Hardware

Good-looking hardware can seriously improve any exterior structure, and that includes your garage.

Upgrading your hardware can provide a custom look that adds interest and makes your home stand out. Pair your new hardware with some matching accent lights to create a cohesive and inviting look.

Traditional house with garage doors: Eastman E-21, 9' x 7', Claystone doors and Ice White overlays, 8 lite Panoramic windows

You like these garage doors? These are Eastman E-21, 9' x 7', Claystone doors and Ice White overlays, 8-lite Panoramic windows.

Get Your Garage Door Trim Replaced

Trim is important as it not only completes the look of your garage, but also frames the doors to enable them to move seamlessly.

While this movement is important, it also wears down the trim faster than the rest of the garage exterior.

Door trim costs just $150 per door to install. Upgrading the trim at the same time as the rest of your garage can save you some time and add to the overall finished and flawless appearance. You can really make a statement by choosing a trim color that will complement and highlight the garage doors.

Change Your Garage Door for a Statement-Making New One

According to Remodeling, one of the Top 5 home improvement projects for resale is replacing your garage door for a newer upgrade. Year after year, garage door replacements are a top idea for anyone who wishes to sell their home.

An old garage door can really drag down the value of the house and does you no favors when it comes time to sell.

Modern home, light gray stone and iron gray wood, with 2 garage doors in Vog design, 9'x7', Black, Left‑side Harmony window

You like these doors? They are the Vog design, 9'x7', Black, Left‑side Harmony window layout.

Are you more Traditional, Modern, or Carriage style? Have you thought about ways you can add some interest and wow factor to your home’s exterior?

You can smarten up your home by selecting a Black garage door or Chocolate Walnut garage door. You can make these distinctive upgrades for just $75 to $150 for a single door (9x7 approx.).

Brick and cedar shingle 2-story house with a Regal Shaker‑Flat Long design, 16'x8', Dark Walnut, windows with Richmond Inserts garage door

You like this garage door? It’s a Shaker‑Flat Long design, 16'x8', Dark Walnut, with Richmond Insert windows.

You Would Like to Learn More About Garage Door Upgrades?

Contact your local garage door dealer. They'll be able to guide you toward the right choice and help you pick a new garage door that suits you and your home.

Atlas-Coles Door Systems makes it even easier by offering a quotation via email.

Call us now for assistance picking out your new garage door today.

Enfield: 860-668-7991

Ellington: 860-871-0172

Toll free: 1-877-545-3667

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