When you think of a garage door you most likely think of a roller door; where a sheet of metal rolls up into a bundle onto your garage ceiling. Or, a sectional garage door that slides perfectly above your head as it is suspended from your ceiling on railings. What you certainly don’t think of is how your garage door can increase your living space. With a little creativity, some interior design, and a custom sectional garage door, we show you how to maximise your living space.
Custom made garage doors means you are in control. You are able to choose everything from the colour, design, material, and inserts. So how does this tie in with our goal in mind? The key is in the inserts. Inserts can come in a wide range of materials including acrylic, polycarbonate, perforated aluminium, mesh, and glass. By opting in for a custom-built sectional garage door with glass inserts you not only improve on your homes exterior aesthetics but can also increase your living space.
Recent design trends have shown an increase in both residential and commercial spaces utilising custom sectional garage doors made from an aluminium frame with glass inserts in a bid to increase interior space.
Where can I use such custom-built garage door?
A custom garage door with window inserts can be utilised in a number of ways to increase overall living space. To paint a better picture, here are some custom built garage doors in action:
Open up your kitchen to the outdoors using a custom built glass garage door. The glass windows not only provide a natural light source during the day but also increases the depth of field and we haven’t even opened the door! The real magic happens when you suddenly turn your indoor kitchen into an outdoor dining experience.
Connect your living room with an outdoor space to create terraces, outdoor living rooms, dining spaces, alfrescos, and patios using a custom built glass garage door. It combines the best of both worlds bringing you a natural light source and outdoor views from the comfort of your couch.
Apart from the most obvious use as a standard garage door, custom garage doors with glass inserts can be used to convert your garage space into a living space. Now this may require you to remove all the clutter that has built up over the years but you’d be surprised to see just how big your garage can be.
Things to keep in mind when you are renovating
When remodelling your home, garage, or business it is important that we ensure all changes comply with the current standards of Building Code Australia (BCA) as well as any additional council requirements, and that the appropriate certifications have been acquired.
Now that we have your ideas flowing, check out some of the custom sectional garage doors available in Perth and Melbourne from Gryphon Garage Doors.