The words “carriage house” conjure up feelings of a gracious, classic era of warmth and luxury. Images of the countryside and of craftsmanship. Just these words attract us to the lifestyle…
This nostalgia for the past, including those country-style swing garage doors of the 50s and 60s, made a reemergence, starting around the year 2000.
It has become a way to capture that feeling of yesteryear, of a rural existence… but while living the urban life. Manufacturers of metal garage doors have followed the trend and adapted their doors to give the appearance of wood, but without the drawbacks of that material, chiefly related to maintenance.
Garaga has also joined in by increasing its line to 7 different door models just in the carriage house style alone! So you can better understand the various models and features of this category of garage door and see which one best fits with the architecture of your house, here is some information to help you out.
What styles of homes are best suited to carriage house style garages
Words like traditional, historical, welcoming and classic are applied to the homes that are enhanced with carriage house style garages. These homes are often distinguished by their use of traditional architectural elements like dormer windows, stair railings, lattice windows and wide porches with overhanging roofs.
What garage door styles does Garaga offer?
If we target homes that have a unique, vintage feel with decorative and handcrafted elements, GARAGA garage doors have the same features. Here are the models they offer:
he EASTMAN door, models E‑21, E‑22, E‑23 with decorative overlays
The Standard+ door, North Hatley model
The Standard+ door, Shaker XS model
The Cambridge door, CS model
Adding windows enhances the charm!
As we mentioned earlier, homes that have a traditional or country style blend well with carriage house garage doors. Garaga has a wide choice of various size Windows to enhance these door models.
When it comes to selecting windows, there is something for everyone. From clear glass to printing process, Thermacrystal, satin or textured glass, with grids between the panes or plastic inserts.
Numerous choices of windows are available
Top off the look with some authentic-looking decorative hardware
You can reproduce the effect of hinges and handles in wrought iron found on traditional swing doors. This hardware adds a touch of refinement and charm that never goes out of style.
Do these models inspire you and you’d like to see more?
If you’ve decided to buy a new garage door because you are building a home or making renovations, use our Design Centre, or take a look at our image gallery to get an idea what your new garage door could look like!