Garage doors serve an essential function for every house, but when fashion and functionality are paired to make an eye-catching statement – that is the trademark of an outstanding home. Horizon Stone offers many different styles of stone veneer for your garage that will add additional value and style to your home. You can use manufactured stone in creative ways to add decorative accents to your garage doors and elevate the entire exterior appeal of your home.

Garage Doors and Decorative Ideas

Framing the exterior surround of your garage doors with manufactured stone is a simple and eye-catching way to transform  your garage doors . If you prefer a rustic stone pattern, like Horizon Stone’s Craftsman Cottage, consider framing the exterior of a Craftsman-style wooden paneled garage door like this one with the series. A more contemporary stone, such as Horizon Stone’s Rock Face, combines beautifully with a modern-style garage door. The clean lines and minimalist structure create a perfectly balanced look.

Today’s garage door manufacturers, like Clopay, offer special material choices, including wood, fiberglass, glass, aluminum, and steel, with specific colors to allow full customization and personalization of your garage door project. Adding details, like a striking pergola overhead, brings an added flair to your garage door area. Complementary lighting, plants, and door hardware all make attention-getting statements to finish the look.

Garage door accent lighting is also an important component of your home’s exterior. Exterior lighting comes in many different designs today such as lanterns, sconces, or barn lights. You can choose between various finishes and shapes to complete your look. Wayfair offers a great selection with filters to help you narrow down your purchase.

Potted plants or flowers can enhance your home and garage’s curb appeal. Whether you choose to plant trees or shrubbery around the area or add custom planters with beautiful flowers, those options will have a stunning impact on the charm of your home. Check out our Exterior Inspiration board on Pinterest for some great ideas.

The style of the garage door hardware that you choose will also influence the overall look. Various finishes and sizes will highlight the finished appearance of your garage doors.

Garage Doors and Technology

Today’s garage doors offer many new features to make your life easier. They can be linked to your vehicle for functionality, can have a battery backup to offer access during a power failure, or can be connected to a mobile app (such as myQ) to offer easy access while outside. The doors can also be programmed to activate the outside lights once the garage doors are activated. These are so convenient and provide great safety features!

Connect with a Professional

Depending on the size of your job, you may feel more confident working with a licensed architect or contractor. A professional will work with you to fully execute your vision, from conception to execution… Check out Horizon Stone’s list of trusted Distributors to get started.

Once you’ve completed your garage door project, we’d love to see the before and after pictures and feature them on our website. Please share them with us on Instagram. We can’t wait to see your vision using Horizon Stone products!