Here in Florida, the hot sun and humid air have a lot of homeowners regularly maintaining, updating and changing the exteriors of their homes. Recently, we have seen Spanish style homes, old plantations and coastal cottages completely transformed into minimalist, contemporary homes. So, the contemporary garage door is very popular.

The style is incredibly chic when the job is done correctly. But, we’ve noticed one big oversight on a lot of the jobs – the garage door.

Contemporary Garage Door

The Garaga California Series

That’s why we were so excited when Garaga asked us to take a look at their wide variety of garage doors. Their “California” series has clean, contemporary lines that would be the perfect finishing touch on for anyone remodeling a home with a contemporary facade.

Using simple materials like steel and glass, these garage doors have a high-end look that begs to be looked at instead of ignored.

Though a simple, raised-panel garage door would be functional and may blend in – choosing a garage door that matches your design style and the facade of the home will really make your exterior design plan come together.

A Garage Door That’s Not for the Garage

In this example, the contemporary garage door is used in place of a sliding glass door or french doors. Keeping up the minimalist, contemporary look of the deck around it, the door is an interesting design element that really drives home the style on this home:

If you’re working on a contemporary makeover, be sure that your plan includes the garage door. And, don’t be afraid to color outside the lines and incorporate ideas like a garage door instead of a standard patio door.

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About the Author: Patricia Davis Brown

Patricia, like her blog, is not a one-dimensional designer, which is evident in her accolades of 17 national design awards. Over a 38-year career in the industry, she has carved a niche in several areas of design. Licensed in interior design and certified in kitchen and bath design, she offers a full menu of design services ranging from whole house interior design, kitchen and bath design, lighting design, full remodels, commercial design and universal (ADA) design. Patricia is a sought-after speaker in the industry and has been published in many publications as seen on her interior design firm’s website, She writes for such publications as QuinStreetinc, Relaxed Remodeler, and talent offering design tips.