Before and After: Detached Garage Door Transformation

Date: February 15, 2018


Our project started with a basic and bland garage with older swing doors. This stark façade lacks curb appeal. A very faded paint job plus minimal and yellowed “white” trim only emphasized the basic shape of the building, without welcoming you to come for a closer look. The old swing-out doors were barely noticeable except for an awkward wood astragal and a couple of strap hinges. There were no design elements to improve the look of this building.

Before & After: image of worn out, old garage door on a detached garage

Now, look what a new Artisan Custom Doorworks carriage-style door can do.


The beautiful, swing-style carriage-house door is complemented by attention-getting door trim, fresh paint colors, and a new light that coordinates with the decorative door hardware. The addition of window glass to the door welcomes the casual passer-by. The entire composition, coupled with the ease-of-operation of an overhead acting door, amps up the curb appeal for this simple detached garage.

Before & After: image of updated garage door in pale blue with white trim, new windows and overhead light

Thanks to Dodge Overhead Door in Easton, Maryland for sharing another great project!

Feeling inspired? Ready to give your own garage door a much-needed facelift? Find an Artisan dealer near you and get started!

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