Whether you’re purchasing a garage door for your new home or looking to replace your old door, here are the top 5 garage door design trends you need to know.
1. Go with the grain
Given we’ve all been at home a lot more last year than we planned, 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 shakes things up compared to the usual plain colours, but is 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.
2. Play Match-Maker
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.
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.
Gryphon Garage Doors Perth have managed to combine innovation and style by using Polyurethane that is up to 30% more effective that Polystyrene.
Apart from regulating the temperature, an insulated garage door will also help reduce outside noise, giving you a better nights sleep.
5. 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 allow 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.
6. 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 into creating your homes 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 homes overall look.
The term one size fits all just doesn’t cut it anymore and this brings us to one of our biggest trends of 2019 and even of 2018, 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.
Have you ever looked at your home from the verge and thought what am I missing?
Gryphon Garage Doors Perth know that your garage door is more than just an open and shut case.
Our extensive range of doors design choices allows you to customise and build your dream garage door.
Don’t waste any more time trying to figure out where the missing puzzle piece is, contact Gryphon’s today and turn your vision into a reality.