2021 garage door design trends & styles

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When considering your home’s appearance, do not forget about such a seemingly insignificant detail as the door of your garage. Designers claim that they occupy about 40% of your house’s facade, and therefore are quite an essential detail for visual harmony. The difficult events of 2020 prompted many to start renovating their homes. Still, it is unnecessary to carry out large-scale architectural work. Sometimes, it is enough to replace the garage door with a more relevant one to provide your home with a pleasant transformation. Therefore, it makes sense to pay attention to the trends that determined this facade element’s peculiarity in the upcoming season.

In terms of construction, 2021 does not promise any changes, and you can safely choose any of the following types of doors:

  • Swing. One of the most reliable and conservative options, featuring a simple mechanism and the most uncomplicated operation. Adjacent sashes, when properly designed, look modern and respectable.
  • Sliding. When opened, they consist of one or two leaves, leaving to the side parallel to the wall’s plane. For owners of large garages, this design is often the most convenient.
  • Lifting. They are one-piece canvases, which, when opened, rise vertically upwards. Such doors are compact and can be controlled even from the remote control, but they are not suitable for everyone. Experts recommend installing them in small heated garages, or when living in a favorable climate – with frequent precipitation and temperature drops, the lever-hinge mechanism often fails.
  • Sectional. Garage doors of a new generation, consisting of several horizontal doors that fold down and completely go up to the ceiling when opened. They are straightforward to use. However, due to the nature of the mechanism, professionals should only install them.

As for the appearance of your garage door, then in this regard, the designers made sure that you can choose an actual option that can refresh the house’s general perception. There are not many trends – however, each of them gives very interesting ideas.

Wood trim

Eco style turned out to be no less organic for such seemingly functional elements as garage doors. When metal and plastic seem too commonplace, it’s time to pay attention to natural wood. The practicality of the material after special processing is not inferior to more popular materials, and the nobility of the textures will make the facade look more expensive, more modern – and at the same time again feel close to nature.

Another advantage of such doors is the variety of solutions. Depending on the overall architectural ensemble of your home, you can choose:

  • polished board;
  • natural timber;
  • brushed board;
  • elements of bog oak.

A unique chic for garage doors is considered a material on the surface of which the natural pattern of a tree is clearly traced – such designs are in perfect harmony with the site’s landscaping.

Glazed garage doors

Modern style assumes absolute harmony – this applies to both the interior and the exterior of the house. The owners of minimalist homes have long been searching for options consistent with their mansions’ laconic geometry. It is not surprising that one of the most relevant solutions for garage doors is fully glazed structures on an aluminum frame, which have a lot of advantages:

  • a wide range of glazing options – from ordinary transparent to tinted;
  • a variety of frame designs – from traditional brushed aluminum to bronze painting and powder coating;
  • various options for the frame lathing.

When choosing such doors, in no case can you save money – this applies to both the structure itself and its installation. Quality materials and professional installation will provide both the required aesthetics and insulation level and the required functionality.

Steel door

Metal for garage doors remains a kind of classic that will not lose its relevance in 2021. The durability and high resistance of steel structures to any climatic phenomena make them incredibly popular. Moreover, the fears of owners of garages with such doors about thermal insulation have become a thing of the past: a layer of polyurethane between the doors’ outer elements ensures heat retention in winter and a comfortable temperature in hot summer.

As for the appearance of such doors, here the designers propose to experiment a little. Ordinary smooth steel sheets speak more of a desire to save money than a choice in favor of minimalism. Therefore it is worth looking at embossed panels and doors that include unobtrusive forged elements.

Farmhouse style

Suppose your house’s architecture is far from extremely laconic minimalism, and you prefer a comfort close to traditional. In that case, you need to choose a garage door that creates a harmonious combination with the facade. Best suited for this is the famous farmhouse, which involves the decoration of doors like those of a stable or barn. The following solutions provide a similar visual effect:

  • a semi-arch at the top of the door;
  • partial glazing of the upper fragment;
  • half-timbered wooden overlays;
  • non-uniform toning of semi-antique wooden surfaces;
  • dark metal fittings.

It is possible to decorate the garage door similarly and if the home’s architecture is based on classical solutions, and in cases where you prefer modern elegance. Traditional finishes will allow you to balance residential buildings’ appearance and present your home as a real family estate.

Embossed panels

The solutions we talked about above are more typical for swing and sliding doors – for lifting and sectional structures – this design conflicts with the system itself. However, this does not mean that you will have to limit yourself to ordinary smooth doors: panels with fashionable relief will come to the rescue.

In terms of choosing the appearance of such garage doors, the variety of solutions is limited only by your imagination and preferences. It can be traditional horizontal strips made of metal or wood, classic rectangular relief elements, and even an imitation of boiserie panels. If you want something unusual, then the best option would be to make a structure to order: modern technologies allow you to make any convex pattern.

In 2021, you should pay enough attention should to the design of the garage entrance. Only in this case can you achieve visual integrity and external harmony, which is especially important in the upcoming season.

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