Kerb appeal: matching your garage door to your property

If you’re considering fitting a new garage door, you might be wondering what style is the best to complement your property. In the past, many homeowners simply installed generic garage doors, partly because this was the easiest and most affordable option, but partly because there wasn’t always that much variety to choose from. There are far more options on the market today, and thanks to the internet, it’s easier to research different styles and find the perfect match for your home.

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The right garage door not only enhances the overall appearance of your home but could actually add value to your property when the time comes to sell. Kerb appeal is hugely important when it comes to selling property and a mismatched garage door will do nothing to win over potential buyers. So, with all that in mind, what style of garage door is best for your property?

Victorian and Georgian properties

Wooden panelled doors are a safe choice for period homes, and stable or coach house doors work particularly well with older properties. Doors with windows add a classic touch and work even better if you can aim for a similar style of window as those in your home. You can even add period accessories such as original handles and door furniture to complete the look.

If your garage already has wooden front doors in place but they’re looking a little worse for wear, a reputable garage door repairs firm, such as, might be able to give them a new lease of life.

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Edwardian properties

Edwardian homes tend to feature slightly more flamboyant decoration than those of the preceding eras. As BBC Homes points out, after the dark, drab homes of the Victorian period, the style became much lighter and more fun. The typical Edwardian front doors had raised panels. Try and find a garage door in a similar style to your front door, and, if your new garage door has windows, try to use the same style as your home’s windows.

Modern properties

Stick to simple, plain, modern garage doors. Match your garage door colour to the colour of your front door and exterior paintwork if applicable. If you have a uPVC front door, look for a garage door finished in a similar style.