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Mimic the Carriage House Doors of Yesteryear

If your home is like millions of others across America, the garage door dominates the curbside appearance of your property.

While homeowners give enormous attention to the appearance of their front entry doors, it is actually the garage door that most greatly impacts the look of the home. However, if it’s not in your budget to replace the entire door, you can still dramatically improve the look of your garage door by applying decorative handles, hinges, and nails.

Decorative garage door hardware helps to mimic the carriage house doors of yesteryear. The authentic look of classic and traditional garage door hardware like strap hinges on the sides make the doors look ready to swing open, and handles in the middle give the impression that the doors can be pulled open instead of opening like the conventional sectional overhead door. The wrought iron look places you in a era when quality craftsmanship was the secret to making garage door hardware that could stand the test of time.

Decorative handles, hinges, and nails are an affordable way to add authenticity to your garage door, while unifying its appearance with the rest of your home. Decorative hardware comes in many styles, from gothic to contemporary, and is easy to install. You can use your own creativity to apply garage door decorations, or ask for help from an expert. Any company selling decorative garage door hardware will have extensive advice, experience, and examples from which to learn.

Add decorative hardware to your garage door, and be amazed by what this simple and inexpensive addition can do to increase your home’s curb appeal.

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