Replace Garage Door Makeover GuideAfter: Faux Wood
Actually, no need to replace. A professional faux painter can make your garage doors look like elegant wood at a fraction of the cost of real wood replacement doors. This set of doors was “grained” with several layers of different-colored stains, then given a final protective clear coat of marine varnish. The process takes several days (24 hours between stain layers) and costs about $550 per door.
Replace Garage Door Makeover GuideAfter: Goodbye Inserts
The remedy? Pry out the old inserts and back the windows with plain black contact paper. Total time: six minutes! The result is a clean, contemporary look that saves thousands over the cost of a new replacement garage door.
Replace Garage Door Makeover GuideAfter: DIY Windows
Voila! A quick and stylish DIY upgrade, these windows are actually fake — there’s no glass. They’re made of high-impact plastic resin and screw directly onto your existing garage door, giving your front facade a whole new look for $300-$500, depending on the size and finish you choose.
Replace Garage Door Makeover GuideAfter: New Door Makeover
A new insulated aluminum door ($1,500) decked out with faux carriage door hardware and topped with a pair of gooseneck barn lights makes this garage a charmer. The homeowners painted the door the same color as the rest of the garage to help it blend in.
Replace Garage Door Makeover GuideAfter: Historic Doors
The homeowners wisely switched out their old flush-panel steel doors for semi-custom wood doors with glass windows. These historically correct doors look like they swing out but actually lift like most modern doors — with an overhead electric opener. The hinges and handles are purely decorative. You’ll pay $2,500-$6,000 for semi-custom garage doors, installed.
Replace Garage Door Makeover GuideGarage Doors Have a Lot to Say
Street-facing garage doors have a big impact on your home’s curb appeal. When updating your garage doors, make sure they enhance — rather than detract — from the style of your house. This whimsical set of doors may be expressive and artistic, but they’re right in keeping with the style of this mid-century modern house.