Welcome to our picture gallery of 54 awesome garage door designs to get ideas for your own home. Garage doors don’t only represent the style and personality of your home but they provide protection to your vehicles and other valuables which may include your lawn equipment, bicycles or perhaps even your gym equipment. Nowadays, garage doors are typically the first element of a home that you recognize and make the “statement” of the residence. With our list of garage door ideas you’ll be able to find a cool style that will fit the personality of your home while also providing the protection you need.
Most modern houses typically have a garage that can accommodate one or two cars, although some larger homes have room for three and more cars, which could come in handy if your family owns a more extensive car collection.
Whatever its size, the garage can be attached to the main body of the house, or altogether detached. Although there are certain pros and cons to both options, most homeowners will agree that an attached garage is more convenient, as it has direct access to the inside of the house.
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Whatever type of garage you have on your lot, one thing is for sure – you would want to have its exterior designed in a way that completes the architectural design of your house.
This means you would want to use matching materials, colors and decorative details. You should also consider your garage door choice – you can choose between regular hinged doors, swing up or roll up doors, or sliding panels.
All these can be designed in a number of ways to give them a clean modern look or a more classic appeal. Moreover, if you are in the process of buying or installing a garage door, homebuilding.co.uk has an excellent guide here.
Have a look at our collection of garage door design ideas and see what you will like.
Here is a striking trio of beautifully crafted garage doors. They are all arched and fitted with iron strap hinges, but what really catches the eye here is the color burst in red.
These raised-panel doors have a window strip up top, through which the sun can shine and illuminate the interior space. The whole garage is wrapped with ivy which gives it a pretty cool curb appeal.
This is another house with a garage that can accommodate three cars. Instead of having three equally-sized doors, here we have two different types of doors – one is a regular door for a one-car garage, while the other one is twice that size.
Wooden doors have always been a great match for a brick-laid exterior. They are a great choice not only for your main entrance, but also for your garage. Be sure to also add some beautiful hardware to the mix and you are all set!
Garage doors don’t necessarily have to be one-colored. Here, for example, we have a beautiful pair of dark-colored garage doors with a little bit of white around the windows. It’s surprising what a difference such a small detail can make.
If you are the adventurous type of person, then you may like this extravagant design idea. A bright red garage door can be the cherry on the cake that will make your house the most remarkable one in your neighborhood.
Sometimes we all need a little bit of color in our lives. Add a little bit of cheer to your house design by installing a bright red garage door, or even better – have two of those! Isn’t this the perfect garage for a sports car of a matching color?
If you can’t handle too much color on your house facade, then take a look at this image – a stone-clad exterior with a dark-grey shingle roof and black garage doors. Isn’t that just pure elegance?
Here is another simple garage front design. This one is set in neutral shades – beige and brown. Dark wood garage doors and light beige stone cladding are a beautiful match for an elegant home exterior.
Now let’s go back to bright colors with this vibrant design proposal! This house design with stone cladding, brick details and yellow garage doors looks so nice and inviting, that it is impossible not to love.
Here is a beautiful mountain retreat. This house is set in wood and stone, and has a nice two-car garage. The garage has a steep driveway leading up to it and is equipped with a pair of doors made of wood and glass.
Why should you hide your beautiful car collection behind solid doors? Here is another idea if you’d like to open up to the world outside – have a semi-transparent garage front made of frosted polycarbonate instead (which is good for security as well).
Here is a more traditional garage door design idea. Neat wood doors with an arched detail and a glass insert will never go out of style. They are sure to match the architectural style of any house out there.
This yellow three-car garage has a spectacular exterior design that features arched overhangs and sculptural details. It is fitted with dark wood beaded panel doors that beautifully match the design style and complete the whole Mediterranean theme.
Here is a simple house design with a three-car garage. The garage doors are all-white, so they don’t compete with the light blue exterior brick cladding, but delicately fit in, instead.
This two-car garage is wrapped in lush greenery all around. It is also clad in stone which adds yet another touch of nature to its design. As for the doors, they are set in dark brown – a warm earthy hue that feels just right.
This house sits on a steep slope which poses a serious challenge to the design of its two-car garage. It is nevertheless beautifully designed, featuring a pair of solid wood doors with arched tops and white trims.
This large house is rich in texture and color. It has a three-car garage to the side that is equipped with wood doors. The orange hue of the solid wood is a nice match to the deep blue shade of the exterior siding.
Here is a cool uphill garage. It has a sleek modern appeal with clean lines and subtle details (such as the concrete slab overhang above the door). It is set in stone and has a green roof and spectacular landscaping around it.
This cool little house has it all – nice architecture, magnificent landscaping, extensive glass fronts… and a large two-car garage to the side. The garage has two doors that are beautifully designed with a grid-like pattern in black and white.
Here is a simple one-car garage with a door set in wood and glass. It certainly matches the main entrance door that can be found up the stairs to the left. The garage has a stone-clad exterior and a basic lean-to shingle roof.
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This beach style house has a beautiful exterior with blue siding and stone-clad details. The garage doors are set in white and glass, and are fitted with black iron details that give them a cool rustic look.
Here is a garage exterior design in brick and wood. This traditional design features square doors with curved corners. Black iron details – hinges and handles, add a touch of rustic splendor to the design.
This traditional house design has a two-car garage with a block-paved driveway. The house is set in light grey shades with a touch of white here and there. As for the garage doors, they have a slight blue tint to them.
Here is another two-car garage design that goes easy on the eyes. The outside walls are set in beige, while the arched hinged doors are made of dark wood. They also feature white stone trimming and decorative hardware.
This elegant house set in stone is a treat to the eyes. It features black garage doors that match the dark-colored window frames and pop out against the uniform light grey color of the exterior walls.
Here is a large three-car garage with dark wood doors and a wide driveway in the front. It has a light grey mansard shingle roof and a light beige facade that are in tune with the overall architectural design of the whole house.
This garage exterior has two white doors that look as if they are merged together. They feature beaded panel details and a glass insert in the upper area. The all-white doors stand out against a light brown shingle facade.
Here is another exterior design idea with white garage doors. These too have a see-through glass area so that the interior gets just enough sunlight at daytime. The exterior design is set in stone and complete with a pair of wall-mounted lights to the sides.
This house design features not one, but two beautiful garages. There is a wood door to each one of them, as well as a charming gable roof with curved ends. Stone cladding and brick details put the final touch to the design.
Here is another two-car garage idea. A concrete-laid driveway leads up to a pair of swing-out doors in beige and eggshell white. White trims outline the arched openings giving them a more distinct look.
Can you think of a better match than wood and stone? This combination can enhance any design and give it a more genuine natural look. Have a look at this exemplary design in stone and wood – it truly does speak for itself.
Wood siding, stone cladding and brick masonry are great for house facades, and garage exteriors for that matter, but here’s another a little more unconventional idea. A green wall all wrapped in ivy makes quite an impression, don’t you think?
This barn-like house in black and white has a two-car garage on one side. The two white doors almost blend in with the all-white exterior wood siding, with just a subtle black outline to set them apart.
Here is a three-car garage with a symmetrical front facade. The center part is clad in stone and extends beyond the main body which is painted beige. The garage doors are made of wood and painted in an elegant mussel shade.
This red brick house has a nice two-car garage with a pair of light grey doors. The arched door openings are decorated with stone clad details that make a nice focal point and give a boost to the curb appeal of this beautiful house.
Here is another garage that can accommodate two cars. It has a traditional appeal and a beautiful exterior set in stone. The panelled doors are painted in a delicate beige hue, so they blend in just fine.
This double garage looks so delicate and elegant on the outside, that we just can’t take our eyes off it. The front facade is set in white bricks and features a pair of arched door openings with two hinged doors in white.
Here is another approach to a double garage design. Instead of having two separate doors, you can go with a single larger one. Naturally, it’s best to make it a roll up type of door since the opening would be too big for regular swing out panel doors.
Here is a splendid house exterior design in shingles, stone cladding and vertical wood siding. The house features a large two-car garage fitted with a pair of separate doors that are made of dark wood to match the exterior siding panels.
White doors are always a great choice for your garage since they go with anything. They are particularly good for bright-colored houses such as this one. Aren’t they a delicate addition to a bold design in red siding and stone cladding?
Here is another two-car garage. This one, however, is a little different from what we have seen so far, as it is built into a slope. Plus, it has these almost see-through roll up doors, that are also an unconventional design choice.
Don’t we all love a balanced color palette in neutral beige and grey shades? Here is a cool elegant design solution for your house and your two-car garage set in stone, grey paint and light walnut.
This attached garage has a nice traditional appeal. The exterior is finished in stone cladding and light brown siding. The garage doors add a touch of color, though, as they are made of vibrant cherry wood with an orange tint.
It is always good to have a little contrast in your design. Here we have a double garage with dark wood doors set against a light beige stone clad wall. The black wrought iron lanterns are a nice finishing touch to this beautiful design.
Have a look at yet another two-car garage. This one design proposal suggests a balanced color palette of warm earthy hues – beige, yellow, grey and brown. As for the doors, they are made of solid wood with a little bit of clear glass in the mix.
Neutral color schemes are an all-time favorite, but sometimes we all want to see more color in our designs. Add a summer feel to your garage exterior by painting your doors in golden yellow. This will surely warm your heart.
If you have a large family and lots of cars, then you may like this three-car garage. The front facade is fitted with two different-sized roll up doors – a large one for a double garage, and a small one for a regular one-car garage to the side.
This exquisite design idea may be set in a monochromatic white and grey color palette, but it is rich in texture and packed with style. This double garage features a light grey roll up door with decorative hardware finishes that give it a cool traditional look.
Here is another two-car garage with a large roll up door. This one is set in warm shades of beige and brown and finished with a traditional red roof. Wall-mounted exterior lanterns are designed to provide lighting when it’s dark outside.
Doesn’t this little garage look cute in pink and brown? It has two white roll up doors, a wide driveway and lots of style. It also features stone cladding, exterior paint and a shingled roof.
Here is a beautiful front facade design in red bricks. Here you can see the main entrance to the house plus two garage doors that all fit under a series of arches. A pretty neat design solution, don’t you think?
Here is another garage front design idea with two doors. The exterior is set in shades of grey, with stone cladding and plain plaster in the mix. The concrete laid driveway is a simple, but neat solution.
Let’s put an end to our gallery of beautiful garage designs with a double garage featuring a large roll up door in beige that blends in nicely with the neutral-colored front facade of this traditional house.
When I was growing up, my dad and I used the garage to build step stools, hot plates, and derby cars. As it turns out, a garage is also a great place to start a company.
To better understand how to build a world famous company, you need to dive into how other entrepreneurs have created theirs.
Here are ten of the world’s most gigantic businesses that started in garages.
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Jeff Bezos founded Amazon.com in 1994 as an online bookstore. At the time, it was completely run out of his garage in Bellevue, Washington.
He sold his first book in July 1995 and issued his IPO two years later in 1997.
Today it’s the world’s largest online retailer.
Address: 10704 NE 28th, Bellevue, Washington
In 1976, Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, ages 21 and 26 respectively, started Apple Computers by selling 50 units of Wozniak’s Apple I Computer at $500 apiece to a local retailer. Jobs took the purchase order to a parts distributor and ordered the parts. “The Steves” and their small team hand-built 50 computers in 30 days from a garage in Cupertino, CA.
Today, Apple is the most valuable technology company in the world.
Address: 2066 Crist Dr, Los Altos, California
About 45 minutes down the road from Disneyland Park in Anaheim, CA, there’s a house in Los Angeles where The Walt Disney Company got its start.
In 1923, the house belonged to Walt Disney’s uncle, Robert Disney. Walt and his brother Roy moved in with their uncle and set up “The First Disney Studio” in the one-car garage out back. There they started filming the Alice Comedies which was part of the original Alice’s Wonderland.
Today, Disney is the highest-grossing media conglomerate in the world.
Address: 4651 Kingswell Ave, Los Angeles, California
As Stanford Graduate students, Larry Page and Sergey Brin started what’s now known as Google from Susan Wojcicki’s garage in September 1998.
Soon the project was interfering with their schoolwork, so they tried to sell it to Excite for $1 million. Excite rejected the offer and now Google is the most trafficked site in the world.
Address: 232 Santa Margarita Ave, Menlo Park, California
#5 Harley Davidson
In 1901, 21-year-old William S. Harley drew up plans to create a small engine to power a bicycle.
Over the next two years, Harley and his childhood friend, Arthur Davidson, built their motor-bicycle out of their friend’s 10 by 15-foot wooden shed in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It was the equivalent of a garage because they didn’t have cars.
They officially founded Harley-Davidson in 1903 and today it’s the most well-known motorcycle brand in the world.
Address: Somewhere in northern Milwaukee, Wisconsin
In 1939, Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard founded HP in Packard’s garage with an initial investment of $538.
Their first product was an audio oscillator and one of their first customers was Walt Disney, who purchased eight oscillators to develop the sound system for the movie Fantasia.
The HP Garage in Palo Alto is known as the birthplace of Silicon Valley and HP is now one of the largest companies in the world.
Address: 367 Addison Ave, Palo Alto, California
#7 Lotus Cars
In 1948, at the age of 20, Anthony Colin Bruce Chapman started Lotus Cars by building the first Lotus racing car in stables behind The Railway Hotel in Hornsey, North London. Chapman used a 1930s Austin Seven and a power drill to build the Lotus Mark I.
Today Lotus Cars is one of the premier racing car manufacturers in the world.
Address: 472 Hornsey Rd, London N19 4EF, United Kingdom
In 1950, Tony Maglica moved from his war-torn home of Croatia back to America. Knowing very little English, he settled in Los Angeles and took jobs wherever he could find them.
In 1955, after saving $125, Tony put a down-payment on his first lathe. Then he started working out of a Los Angeles area garage to manufacture precision parts. He incorporated Mag Instrument in 1974 and released their first flashlight in 1979.
Today, Maglite is the standard issue flashlight for all police officers in the US.
Address: Somewhere in Los Angeles, California
Harold “Matt” Matson and Elliot Handler founded Mattel out of a garage in Southern California as picture frame company in 1945. To get the most out of their materials, they started using picture frame scrapes to create dollhouses.
Soon their dollhouses were selling better than their picture frames so they turned their emphasis to toys.
Today Mattel, Inc. is the highest-grossing toy company in the world.
Address: Somewhere in Southern California
#10 Yankee Candle Company
In 1969, at 16 years old, Michael Kittredge made his scented candle in his garage out of melted crayons as a gift for his mother. The neighbors took notice and expressed interest in buying Kittredge’s candles, so he started mass-producing them.
Four years later, Kittredge outgrew the garage so he moved the Yankee Candle Company to an old mill in Holyoke, Massachusetts.
Today it’s the largest manufacturer of scented candles in the US.
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Address: Somewhere in South Hadley, Massachusetts.
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Everything starts as nothing.
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It’s easy to look at the world’s largest companies and think, “I could never start something like that.” And you’d be right. Basics mesh task office chair. Most of these companies took decades to get where they are today.
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They didn’t start by trying to create Amazon, Apple, and Google. They started by creating an online bookstore, a computer, and a search algorithm.
Whether it’s a garage, a basement, or a dorm room, every business has humble beginnings. It’s not about where you start. It’s where you end up.