Match Your Home’s Architectural Style with the Perfect Garage Door

Nov 2, 2022

Garage Doors

7 minute read

Improving the look and feel of your home doesn’t stop when the interior design and decor is complete. The exterior has just as much ability to create a “wow” factor as the interior; if done correctly. While you may have a magnificent kitchen and an updated, modernized interior that screams feng shui, you could have older, faded garage doors with dated fixtures hindering your curb appeal. 

Three car garage with old faded blue garage doors on a modern home
Three car garage with old faded blue garage doors on a modern home

Although we aren’t interior designers, we are garage door manufacturers who know how to make a home pop with jaw dropping garage doors. Let’s look at how to pick a perfect garage door to fit your style and be the talk of the neighborhood.

How a modern garage door can accent your home’s sleek lines and distinguished architectural style

Updating your garage door may not be the first thing on your list of home improvements, but it certainly should be if you want to match your home’s exterior to your design style. The door on your garage not only protects the largest opening of your home but it is often the first thing people see when they drive by or walk up to your house. 

If you’re considering a home improvement project that is worth the investment, simple and affordable, you should add a garage door to the list. It’s a great way to spruce up the exterior of your home without doing major renovations or spending too much over your budget. 

A great first step is taking a look at the overall style of your home and determining if you have a modern home or more of a traditional style home. Once you confirm your home falls into the modern home category, you can then design your garage door with a variety of options. You can find inspiration from anywhere like pulling color schemes from existing colors on your house, neighbor’s houses, something you’ve seen in a magazine, and so on. Amarr has a gallery of options that could help get you started.

Amarr full view anodized garage door on a modern home
Amarr full view anodized garage door on a modern home

One thing you can do is take the color of a home that inspired you and pair it with a modern garage door design with a mid-century modern window arrangement. This could bring more interest to the look of your property and possibly improve its value. 

Curb appeal is a test of the aesthetic of your home to people who may pass by and see it. There are several ways to improve your property’s curb appeal, but a garage door can bring the focus of on-lookers to the central space of your home. The goal is to create a residential garage door design that welcomes people to your home. Now that you know where to start and what the goal is, the fun begins with choosing the perfect modern garage door.

4 types of modern garage doors that will complement your contemporary, mid-century or modern home

Choosing the perfect garage door can be overwhelming and intimidating to most homeowners. You may have a vague idea of what you want, but when you meet with a dealer or look around online, you realize there are tons of colors, styles, and window options to choose from.  And that doesn’t even include choosing the right garage door opener either. Instead of getting stressed out about the process, we will discuss 4 of our most popular options which make sense on modern and contemporary homes.

1. Distinctive design with long, narrow expanses of glass

The Amarr Horizon collection exudes sleek engineering unique in that it offers smaller sections of glass designed to bring in natural light while also creating division between the sections to make a truly unique statement.  This type of garage door offers 8’ wide glass; equal in all sections to create a true look of symmetry.  You also have the option to choose from over 6 durable anodized aluminum finishes or 27 different paint colors to match  your home’s exterior.

Amarr dark brown anodized aluminum Horizon garage door on a modern house with lights
Amarr dark brown anodized aluminum Horizon garage door on a modern house with lights

Worried about having glass and aluminum as the main materials for your garage door? No need, as Amarr puts our garage doors through strenuous testing and R&D to ensure homeowners are getting not only beautiful garage doors but reliable garage doors. You even add our WindPro wind load option to these doors which ensures you are getting a storm rated garage door built to withstand strong winds and even hurricanes. 

2. Amarr’s Vista full view glass garage doors are all the rage in today’s modern trends

With this collection, you will enjoy large sections of glass to maximize light and visibility with any space this type of door is installed. This type of garage door is ideal for any homeowner who truly wants to make a statement with their selection.  As one of our most trending garage doors, this option also offers 6 aluminum finishes, 27 paint colors, glazing options and 11 insulated glass designs.  You can truly create your own garage door to meet most modern home designs.

Interior view of an Amarr Vista full view glass garage door
Interior view of an Amarr Vista full view glass garage door

Like the Horizon collection, the Vista collection is not only beautiful but energy efficient as well.  With our ThermaPro option, you can rest assured that you won’t have to sacrifice style to conserve energy. Our ThermaPro Low-E glass is designed to maintain the temperature in your garage while letting natural light shine through daily.

3. Aluminum not your thing; no problem, we offer modern steel garage doors too

If big and bold is what you want, then the Amarr Classica Full View collection is where you should look. With three-section tall panels, these garage doors bring in natural lighting with the largest windows available in an Amarr steel garage door. These too come in a variety of color options; including Amarr color zone offering over 800 Sherwin-William colors. The major difference between the Classica Full View and the Horizon and Vista Collection is construction and types of glass.  The Classica is steel and has prefabricated window inserts installed during manufacturing.  

And yes, this has all the bells and whistles our other steel Amarr garage doors offer such as our WindPro option, Insulation options to improve energy efficiency and a lifetime warranty.

Black Amarr Classica Full View Glass Garage Door with 3 glass panels on a modern home
Black Amarr Classica Full View Glass Garage Door with 3 glass panels on a modern home

4. Garage doors can still be modern without windows

Looking for smooth lines and large panels to complement your home’s modern architectural style, then the Classica Flush collection is calling your name.  With its bold; yet simple design, these garage doors truly make a statement. The cool thing about this collection is that you can choose all solid panels or add a modern window option to match your home’s exterior. If you are like other homeowners following the  2022 trend of using black and gray garage doors, this is a perfect choice for you. 

Amarr classica flush garage door in black with no windows in a modern home
Amarr classica flush garage door in black with no windows in a modern home

Again, you don’t have to sacrifice style for functionality.  These garage doors are available with triple-layer construction and our Windpro wind load reinforcement option.

Where do you find the perfect modern garage door for your architectural style?

With over 70 years in the manufacturing industry, we know some things about how to construct beautiful; yet, durable garage doors to meet most every style. Amarr is proud to partner with thousands of trusted dealers across the country who can help you take the next step towards the design and installation of your new garage doors.  With the right color, proper windows, and dependable construction, you can be confident that your new garage door will not only complement your home but also help add that extra curb appeal you desire.  

The next step is easy.  Simply find a garage door dealer near you to get started.