The Top 5 Inexpensive Ideas to Improve Your Garage’s Exterior

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

The garage door shown above is the North Hatley LP. It measures 16'x8', is the Moka Brown color, and has four lite Orion windows.

When you see the exterior of a home, it’s often the garage door that you notice first. Think about it. The garage door is probably the widest feature of the home and because of that, your eyes are naturally drawn to it.

You want a quality garage door that not only operates well but also fits the style of your home and gives it that wow factor.

Garage doors perform a tremendous amount of work that we don’t often think about. The garage adds a lot of value to the home and it’s used frequently. The convenience of having an electric garage opener is essential for any home, and particularly important when it comes to resale.

Updating the garage’s exterior can completely change the look of the home. We’ve compiled a list of five affordable ways that you can upgrade your garage’s exterior aesthetic. We know you’ll love these ideas and appreciate saving money even more!

These 5 inexpensive ideas to upgrade your garage’s exterior appearance allow you to make big changes without a big price tag.

Install Stone Veneer as an Accent

You may not have even realized that you can add accents to a garage door, but you can! It’s simple and it’s affordable, plus it can completely change the look of your home and garage.

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

Like these garage doors? The garage doors shown are the Moderno 2 beads design in 6'x7' and 10'x8' sizes, are black, and have a right-side Harmony window layout.

One example is the stone veneer. It isn’t actually stone, but it’s a type of fiber cement that is made to look like stone and it is considerably less expensive! This improvement to your garage runs around $10 - $20 per-square-foot.

Whether you cover the entire front of your garage or just highlight certain areas of the doors is up to you and depends upon which style you are trying to achieve. Either way, it makes a huge impact on the appearance. Obviously, the less you use, the lower your cost will be.

Add Charm with More Unique Accent Lighting

Accent lighting not only brings attention to your beautiful garage, but it has an added security benefit.

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

Are these garage doors your style? The garage doors shown are Prestige XL design, 9' x 8', Moka Brown, with Cachet windows.

Allow the light to highlight some of the beautiful features, such as the veneers you’ve added. You can also install lights above your doors, beneath windows, or alongside other accents. Adding lighting makes a big difference !

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

Do you like this garage door? It’s the Moderno Multi design, in black, with Azur glass windows.

Accent lighting for your garage can be purchased for as little as $60 per light. You don’t want to add too many lights, just enough to strategically bring attention to certain features.

Look at Your Landscaping With Fresh Eyes

A beautiful garden area, bushes, flower beds, and potted plants can completely change the aesthetic of the exterior of a structure. Add window boxes, planters, or other accents to add character to the home.

Landscaping is important and can be used strategically to hide any flaws. 5‑gallon shrubs and small trees start at just $20 each, which makes this a very affordable upgrade.

Add Character with One of a Kind Garage Door Hardware

A simple change in hardware, or even just a change in the hardware finish, can make a huge difference.

This change can make the home look either more modern or take on a more classic style. Upgrading your hardware or even adding hardware is an affordable option to upgrade the garage’s exterior. Some ideas include adding door handles or visible hinges to your garage door to give it a custom look.

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

Do these garage doors catch your eye? The garage doors shown are Eastman E-21, 9'x7', Claystone doors with Ice White overlays, and eight-lite Panoramic windows.

Refresh Your Garage Door Trim

The trim surrounding the garage door is often one of the first parts that begin to show wear and tear. This makes it an easy pick for an affordable way to make an upgrade. You don’t have to stick with the original color, pick something that will update the look of your home and show off its features. You could even go with a different siding material like a stone veneer.

Door trim costs around $150 per door to install. You can update the trim on the rest of the garage at the same time.

Change Your Garage Door

According to Remodeling, replacing your garage door with a newer, nicer-looking, and better-quality garage door is on the top 5 home improvement projects for resale.

Replacing the garage door itself, in addition to improving your landscaping, adding lighting, trim, and veneers will create an overall look that will impress. You don’t want an outdated garage door that doesn’t match the style of the other components.

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

Do you like these garage doors? These garage doors are the Vog design, 9'x7', black, and with the left‑side Harmony window layout.

First, you’ll want to determine if your style is more Traditional, Modern, or Carriage style. Which style would be more cohesive with the overall design of the home? Whatever suits you, there are so many different designs, you certainly find a garage door that enhances your home, therefore adds serious curb appeal.

You love Black and the Chocolate Walnut color garage doors? You will be really happy to know that those trendy colors are now available in both Traditional and Carriage House designs, as well as Modern ones, of course. You’re thinking choosing a trendy color must be expensive? Well, think again. These range in price from $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

Do you like this garage door? This garage door is a Shaker-Flat Long design, 16'x8', Dark Walnut, with Richmond Insert windows.

So You Want to Learn More?

If you’d like to learn more, we recommend that you contact your local garage door dealer. They'll be able to help you find a garage door that meets both your style preferences and your budget. Caspersen Door Systems makes it even easier by offering a quote via email option.

Call us at 508-563-5633, and we'll help you through every step of the process.

Check out our App

Our virtual Design Centre allows you to pick and choose from a variety of door styles and even try them on your garage by uploading photos! It’s the perfect way to see how your home would look with an upgraded garage door.

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We have lots of beautiful ideas for residential garage doors! You’ll be sure to find something that gets you inspired. Check them out!

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