Friday, April 13, 2012

Carriage Doors

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Do you like carriage style garage doors? 
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I happen to love them and now it looks like we'll be buying one. Seems the tenants backed into our garage door and didn't inform us. Here's a tip. If you make the slightest dent in a garage door, repair immediately. If not, over time the door will weaken and eventually crack, which also affects the way it rolls. If your door is making a popping sound when rolling up, it's not the opener but the door itself. Ours is now cracked in 3 places. It could have been prevented but on the bright side, maybe this will add just the curb appeal for a quick sale.
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I love the look in the first two photos, the craftsman/bungalow style. Our house is more traditional like the above photo. I suppose it doesn't matter the style of the house. Looks good on both, in my opinion.  
Wouldn't the HOA flip out if I did something like this?
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I think the red is really stunning. But it clearly wouldn't look good with my brick.
Our house- tree  has been cut back so you can now see the arched window.
 I was surprised to find the carriage style is only a couple of hundred dollars more than the plain. Now the decision is windows or no windows? I vote yes, hubby votes no, but will let me decide.
What do you think?

29 comments:

Carolyn@SweetChaos said...

We have carriage doors on our garage, and it was one of the things that sold me on our house! It adds so much charm and character to an otherwise boring space. My vote is for windows. I think it would provide balance with all the windows on the other side of your house. :)

Jillian's Bella Rosa Antiques said...

Windows look nice but they will probably need to be cleaned more often. So sorry your tenant backed into it! I do like the carriage doors. I wonder how well they would look on an English Tudor? Hmmmm....

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

If the garage has other windows on the side and you don't need the light, no windows would be ok. But I love the look of windows.

podso said...

Love these garage doors. I'm partial to the little windows at the top..amazing the difference it makes inside the garage. My sister did that with her new doors and it does add curb appeal. :-)

Jen said...

WINDOWS!!!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I wanted windows when we had ours put in, but hubby said no. I know all about a door getting backed into. I am guilty of doing that. Bailey was terribly sick and I was rushing to get her to the vet and forgot to open the door. Yep, that was one loud bang when I hit it. Scared me to death since I thought I had opened it. Hubby beat the dents out himself, but you can still see them.

Gina said...

I love carriage doors; they have so much character. I myself, love the doors with windows. However, I know if my husband was making the decision, he'd say no windows!

classic • casual • home said...

We we going to get a carriage style door (LOVE THEM) but my contractor said the windows would get broken with my son's basketball...turns out we never put a hoop up and he just goes to the courts on our island or at the beach. The side doors to our garage have windows so there is light...but I still wish I would have gone with the carriage look.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Tammy carriage style doors are my FAVORITE and I vote for windows!! They're going to look fabulous!

Heather said...

Love the carriage doors...my vote is for windows!

Cindy said...

I say yes to the windows and yes to the carriage doors for sure! They will be gorgeous on your beautiful house. They will add great curb appeal!
My daughter and her husband bought plain garage doors for a house that they sold and then added the hinges and the handles. It looked beautiful.
So yes to the windows!!! The second one is my favorite.
Hugs, Cindy

Gypsy Heart said...

Love these doors! I vote for windows too.

xo
Pat

Gypsy Heart said...

Love these doors! I vote for windows too.

xo
Pat

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Have them, love them! Most defintely yes to the windows!

Kathysue said...

Loving the second door, I say windows, it would look great with your brick home, Kathysue

Fox Hollow Cottage said...

The second set are my favorite! Just lovely. Windows, definitely =) Much luck on a quick sale of that gorgeous home.

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Oh these are so gorgeous! We need new garage doors and I am loving the carriage doors you have shown!
Thanks for this timely post!
Yvonne

Miss Kitty said...

Oh, I think that the second picture that you have in the blog is wonderful (the Classica series). It looks more like actual carriage doors...I love the rectuangular windows. I hope you can talk your husband into them. ;) Thanks for following my blog...I am following yours not too.

Susan (My Place to Yours) said...

Windows, absolutely! It will add better balance and curb appeal (but you already knew that, didn't you?) :-)

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

I would so go with some windows!!!

Blessings,
Linda

Dayle @ A Collection of This and That said...

Windows all the way.

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Traci said...

I vote yes, I love the look of the windows.
Traci

momto8 said...

the carriage doors will look great with your property! good luck!!
We got extra wide doors so me and the kids wouldn't dent the doors.....so far so good...love the extra room!!

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

I'm late to this but carriage doors would really make your house a stunner. It's already very pretty and that would take it over the top. But read that you aren't going to do after all and let the new owner do. That's probably best....they can pick what they want...but I know you would pick what is best.

I want carriage doors for my garage too. I have windows but they are the bad 70's kind. Someday...I hope to do like everything else around here.

Kerita said...

These garage doors are pretty eye-catching, especially the red carriage design. It would be better, though, if there are windows so that natural light can light up the inside. You can try and check standard and ranch panel design inserts. A colonial ranch design insert would fit your garage, I think, and it would also look great with your main door.

Kerita Kantz

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