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Updating the Garage Door

August 7, 2013 Sarah Coggins

Knocking items off our “to do” list – the latest was updating the garage door.┬áIt’s a big, blank white rectangle of blah. Before we even closed on the house I knew I eventually wanted a garage door with windows, hardware and a nice white arbor above. The simplest and cheapest of those items was to add hardware.

Garage Door Before & After Hardware

I had done some quick searching online and expected to pay around $20. An easy & inexpensive way to update the garage door. Imagine my thrill when we were browsing at Home Depot and found a display of garage door hardware on clearance for $3.50! Needless to say, a package went straight into our cart.

As all projects around this house seem to be, this too was a family affair. I marked the holes, Trent drilled the holes, I screwed on the pieces and Dylan helped supervise. It took us maybe 15 minutes? So add “quick” to that “easy & inexpensive” update.

Garage Door Hardware Installation

Eventually, we would like to replace the door with a nicer decorative one (and get those windows I want!). But for now this one functions fine and looks much nicer with it’s new hardware. Another step toward making this foreclosure our home.


  • Margaret Almon August 7, 2013 at 6:53 pm
    It's neat how such a small thing can make a big difference!
  • Natalie August 8, 2013 at 1:40 pm
    What a great a idea! It looks great!
  • Silas Knight June 24, 2016 at 3:26 pm
    I actually really like the simple upgrade you made on your garage door. Those little black pieces of hardware really helped give the door some personality. Plus, you only paid $3.50 for it! We are looking to update our garage, so thanks for the inspiration.
  • Brian December 8, 2016 at 12:41 pm
    Its amazing how a small improvement like the metal hinges can make your garage look brand new! Thanks for sharing!
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