I am so excited about this little diy project my husband did for me today!
Today, I am sharing how to upgrade to a Carriage style garage door for under $40.00. Could be even cheaper for you actually if you have a smaller garage door.
We chose to use two kits at $18.97 a piece from the Home depot.
Crown metal works is the manufacturer and I have to say I am pretty impressed with their hardware.
We would have loved to get the faux windows, however, our garage door was not right for them. They do look awesome though don’t they in the picture?
So this is what we started with
typical white plain metal garage door.
I have always been envious of Carriage style garage doors. But if you ever priced them out, they are are super expensive. For a two car garage, well over $2,000.
I never knew they sold just the hardware for them to create this look.
It was thanks to a pin on pinterest I saw, showed Mike and he loved it. That is always the key to any project around here. If the man likes it, you got it~
So you start with the hunky man, sorry, not included with your kit:)
A power tool,
measuring stick and marker
Mike said the instructions were very simple to follow and he had NOT a one problem!
Whew, that was a good thing, because when he is in project mode and a problem arises, I tend to leave the area, STAT.
He takes these things seriously.
It would appear he started in the middle and worked around that.
I left the vicinity regardless of the project going well or not. It was a balmy 95 degrees and I did not want to hover over him.
The hardware is strictly ornamental.
I would not recommend your kids hanging on it, or tugging it. Although, it seems pretty durable, it is strictly for aesthetics.
And Viola, a new garage door!
It’s all about curb appeal in my opinion.
The Traditional Style Decorative Garage Door Hardware Kit instantly adds curb appeal to your home.
Easy to install makes the transformation simple and fast. It’s like installing a custom garage door for a fraction of the price. Works on wood or metal doors.
For $40.00 or less what a HUGE improvement imo.
NOTE: Since this post a few years back, currently there is a new kit that is even better. They are magnet hardware and faux windows. My sister has them and they look amazing.
CHECK it out HERE
I was not compensated to write about this product, although I should be…I have a feeling they are going to fly off the shelves now.
Pin it, do it, Love it~
Thanks for stopping by today! Hope you stick around and become a regular.
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It looks marvelous Debbie. Showed it to the Mr. 🙂 I want them for real now. Yup, we priced the actual carriage style doors, and even at ‘cost’ they are outrageous.
Well… that made all the difference. I like it.
So about the windows are those just hardware too? A silhouette of windows? Or do you actually cut a window in the door?
I like the difference this made in your door!
They are actual panels with faux looking windows. My husband saw them in person and said they looked awesome…however, they won’t work on our doors:( because of the measurements or something to that nature he mumbled lol!
The windows are a kit as well. They are faux with window panels. My husband said the kit looks really nice.
Penny @ The Comforts of Home
WoW! That looks amazing. I never knew you could get those kits either!
and BAM! it looks awesome. great job hunky husband helper 😉
I’ve always admired carriage style doors too! Thank you for sharing this fun idea and it’s so inexpensive..I must check it out!! Great job by your hunky guy!
They look great. I have the same door but would like it with the windows. Why are they not good for this type of door?
Mercy, I think because of the size of our door with the amount of panels. Not sure honestly, but my husband said it would not work. Something he mumbled with the top of the door and inches, etc. I do believe they would work on most doors though.
Wow Debbie these kits are great. What a savings and it makes a huge difference. Very nice. Happy 4th.
I did pin it, had to hold back from pinning the hunky man though just because I could. We have the same doors, except I think mine are dirty.
I LOVE the new look! I had no idea those kits existed. I’ll definitely be adding this to my list.
p.s. I get out of way when projects don’t go well for Mr. Hines, too.
What a huge difference..looks great.
I thought there might be a problem with the handles fitting through the top as the door rolls up?! I guess it worked.
No problem at all. Plenty of clearance. They designed these perfectly!
Kimberly ~ SerendipityRefined
Yep…adding them to my “must have” list for the new garage! Who knew that adding hardware could make such a HUGE difference! Tell the hunky guy that he did a great job! xo
Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions
Very pretty, Debbie! I love that look to garage doors and I think it’s great they have a kit like that. I’d do it here if we weren’t in an HOA.
My Mom said the same thing..the HOA will not allow it. Bummer:(
You are lucky to have a hunky guy who can do projects like this…my hunky guy is usually on the golf course! Seriously…it turned out great. Curb Appeal boost for sure!
Oh my gosh! that is awesome!! I will have to look into this kit. I too have dreamed of carriage doors for my garage…this might just do! Thank you for sharing!
Oh my gosh…love it Debbie….I have wood carriage style doors…but only have the metal handles…we did not place the other hardware on them as it truly ran the cost up…going to Home Depot to check out if the hardware would match our iron handles!…the doors look fantastic…what a great makeover!! Happy and safe 4th to you and your family!
Deb, I, too, did this to my garage door. I visited friends in Atlanta and noticed that in their neighborhood, everyone’s garage door had the “look” of carriage doors. Came home, ordered the hardware, and viola, I had one, too!
Looks great! I did that to my garage doors last fall and everytime I shut my doors it makes me smile. It is just so stinkin’ cute.
This looks wonderful, Debbie!!! Your hubby did a fantastic job!!
Daniela @frugal ain't cheap
we got ours about a year ago, but if I remember correctly they were about $11 per pair at Home Depot. They might have raised the prices since then
Looks great! Would it look weird if a black line of paint was painted down the doors to give the appearance of door panels?
Not sure, never thought of that:)
What do you mean the hunky man is not included? ha ha We have very cheap carriage style doors and love the look, too. Our neighbor did what you did and added the handles and hinges and it does give the same look. Yours look great. Sometimes I have to run too when Doug gets started on a project.
Hi! I’ve seen this done all over the place and on Pinterest and such. I was ready to run out and buy mine forever ago. However, I’m wondering how everyone gets around the original handles/locks already on the middle of standard garage doors? How are you getting that super clean look?
Hi Sarah, Our garage did not have the original handles/locks to begin with. That’s a good question though. Perhaps look for ones that do and ask them.
Hi Debbie, I’m getting a new garage door next month and thought of this article. This is such a great idea along with the faux windows (which I’ll be getting) How is the hardware holding up after two years? Your garage door looks great!
It is holding up fantastic! Looks good as new.