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There are many things you could do and really should do to make your home exterior as neat and picturesque as possible. some are far easier to realise than others, but the simple fact is that garage doors are difficult to deal with!
I’m not talking about fitting them – the average garage door is no harder to install than anything else. What I am talking about is finding one that fits neatly into the style you’ve gone with for the rest of your exterior. Garage doors tend only to be available in a limited number of styles, and they are generally large, bulky, obtrusive objects that are always in danger of sticking out like the proverbial sore thumb.
If you want to find a perfect solution for this problem, you’ll probably need to go bespoke, but this shouldn’t be a problem. The best way to go is to hide them, so no one knows they are there: after all, a lot of the best design work is invisible!
A great example comes from Beausoleil Architects, who have taken a large Victorian house in the Haight Ashbury district of San Francisco and turned the ground floor bay window into a garage door:
Or what about the detached house in Florida, where the entire front facade has been converted into a huge garage door, capable of fitting a small aircraft?
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16th May 2011