Are you looking at the front of your home and thinking “something just isn’t right”. There could be a few reasons for this; maybe your hedges aren’t straight, maybe the dog has been rummaging for bones on the lawn again, maybe the windows need cleaning… or maybe it’s the garage door.
When it comes to the style of the front of your home, the garage door is often overlooked – but it shouldn’t be.
The garage door is one of the most useful tools you can use to style your home’s front and elevate its design. That being said, in this article we will discuss six of the most common garage door 2021 trends and styles so you too can elevate your homefront’s design.
Top 6 design trends & garage door ideas
Go with the grain
Given we’ve all been at home a lot more than we have planned during COVID, there’s been less of a focus on travel and more on home improvement. If we’re to work more from home, why not give our homes a more homely feel? Some simple tweaks can really spruce the façade – and it starts at the garage door.
Colours inspired by nature have the ability to outlast most trends that renovators have pushed for of late. Wood grain texture is filling this need for returning to nature. Wood-look doors not only shake things up compared to the usual plain colours, but are also a nice way to outlast seasons too.
How the light hits your garage door at different parts of the day is a great way of considering what kind of colour – and more specifically in this case, texture – works best with natural light. The paint colours and shades available offer enough flexibility to suit your home.
Trends have been given a shakeup lately, with popular TV shows like The Block taking on modern approaches to the front of the home. What can really give the home a look above the rest is matching the garage door colour to the surrounds, such as the roofing, walling and cladding.
If you can match your garage door to the rest of the house, that extra bit of detail will make your façade stand out. Take a look at how the contestants on The Block 2019 took on this principle with their Colorbond colours, and you’ll see this in full effect. Shades like black and light to dark grey have taken the garage door design world by storm with more enthusiasts turning to these colours to achieve a sleek, modern and sophisticated look.
3. Shine a little light
The need for more space in our homes has become a top priority when building and shopping for homes as we find ourselves constantly asking the question how many square metres is it?
What about all that empty space in your garage? Your garage is more than just a place to park your car as we find more people are converting their garages into laundries, gyms, workshops, and home offices.
This has created an urge for more natural light. Custom garage doors now allow you to get a little more creative with how you let natural light in by incorporating windows, ventilation and even complete glass garage doors.
4. Save on energy costs
If you live in Australia then you ought to know a thing or two about the Australian climate. Each year our energy bills skyrocket as we push our air conditioners to the limit in summer to cope with 40 degree heat and crank up the heaters in winter to fight the cold.
What you may not realise is how much heat or cold is lost if your garage door is not insulated.
A well-insulated garage door with high R-value helps regulate extreme temperatures all year round and effectively reduce your energy bills. If you have a black garage door for stylistic reasons, just imagine how hot it would get in the height of summer. This would not affect the inside of your home’s temperature with the right insulation. Gryphon Garage Doors Perth have managed to combine innovation and style by using Polyurethane that is up to 30% more effective than Polystyrene. Apart from regulating the temperature, an insulated garage door will also help reduce outside noise, allowing you to sleep better.
Not complicated, just smarter
Like anything in this world, our need for convenience and ease of use has become an integral part of living. From face timing a family member from the other side of the world using a smartphone, to unlocking your laptop using your fingerprint, we are always finding ways to make our lives easier.
So why not smart garage doors?
There has been a huge increase in wi-fi connected garage door openers that allows you to operate your garage door using your mobile phone. Who would’ve thought you’d be opening your garage door with your phone? My dad certainly did not. And if you’re a forgetful person like I am, thinking “did I remember to close the garage door this morning?” You can simply open the application on your mobile phone and check at any time, anywhere.
You are in control with custom made garage doors
Whether you’re building a new home or purchasing a new door, we can all agree that much time has been spent creating your home’s exterior image. We can probably also agree that much time is spent in trying to find the perfect garage door that not only satisfies practicality but also your home’s overall look. The term one size fits all just doesn’t cut it anymore and this brings us to one of our biggest trends, custom made garage doors.
Bringing freedom back to the people, a custom made garage door allows you to choose:
- Choose your door, whether it is a sectional garage door, roller door or tilt door.
- Choose your material, whether it is aluminium, timber, steel, Polycarbonate, ColorBond or BioWood
- Choose your inserts, whether your after mesh for ventilation and light or glass windows for natural light.
- Choose from a wide range of powder coats, colours, and finishes.
Where to get your garage door serviced, repaired and installed
For any design you want, such as barn style garage doors or something more contemporary, come see Gryphon. Gryphon Garage Doors is one of the best garage door companies for sectional and roller door repair in Perth, and have been helping Australians protect their homes and commercial spaces in stylish ways for over 25 years. Why is this important? Well it means we’ve come across countless different jobs, and have had to overcome each one. So no matter your situation, you gotta get a Gryphon. We have:
- Finger proof safety
- Quietest motors on the market
- Trained professionals
- Customised products
- Warranty up to 7 years!
- After sales service
Your garage broke down and you need it to open ASAP? Not a problem, give us a call and we will try our best to get to you today and open your space. We look forward to hearing from you.