Along with the development of interior design, even a garage can also be designed very stylishly and visually attractive. A garage can look more stylish with a charming design concept.
When the garage becomes a space that can look more stylish, it is very natural that the door also undergoes an “evolution”. Garage doors are now widely used for other things. It can be used as a door for any room.
Launching freshome, this house door design concept was designed by Dan Nelson. Best arcades is the Chief Architect at Design Northwest Architects working on several projects with glass garage doors.
Nelson managed to install a garage door that was used as a non-garage door opening for their client. Where a large opening in a room uses a glass door innovation by Nelson and his friends.
A unique space appearance, and of course innovative.
In addition, Nelson and his team also succeeded in applying the design in their office. A large glass door is installed as a security door between the corridor and the office area.
“We’ve done a project where a client used a glass door above to open a room outside. We also installed a glass door in our office which acts as a security door between the stairs and our office,” said Nelson, as quoted by Freshome.
Who would have thought, it turns out that the garage door can be used for other rooms and looks very stylish and aesthetic when used as a door for a large opening in a room.
The question then is, should homeowners follow this trend or continue to use this “unique” door model for more conservative things, such as only for the garage?
Cheaper than Multi-Slide Door
Glass doors can be the best alternative for large openings that connect the indoor and outdoor areas. This door model is even claimed to have a much cheaper price than other models or types of sliding doors and or large glass doors.
“Overhead glass doors are a very effective way of opening a large room in a house to the outside, and they usually cost much less than multi-slide doors.” said Nelson.
Compare that to the multi-slide glass door from lacantina as in the picture below.
Although common as a door model for large openings in contemporary homes, Nelson’s glass door may look much more innovative. Especially if you consider that the Nelson door model is the type that is usually used for the garage area, but can also be installed and used for other rooms, aka rooms other than the garage.
What Else Can Glass Garage Doors Be Used For?
Glass garage doors have become a common alternative that is currently widely used by Architects and Designers as doors for a large opening that connects two areas. Especially the outside area and the inside area.
Citing freshome, Rob Reyes, General Manager at Glass Garage Doors & Entry Systems revealed that his company has installed glass doors in almost every room of the house.
“We have installed them in bedrooms, kitchens, living rooms, living rooms, swimming pools and more.” Reyes told Freshome.
Reyes said his company has also installed glass garage doors for restaurants, bars and other commercial spaces.
Quoting Proliftdoors, in a house with a swimming pool like the picture above, Randall Mars Architects managed to install a glass garage door to connect the living room area plus the home theater with the pool area.
When the door is opened, people can watch movies from the pool. Spectacular!
Increase the Selling Value of the House
Innovative and unique house door designs may look cool, but how does it affect the selling value of the house?
Quoting freshome, Rick Gehrke, a real estate agent, said that the type of glass garage door can definitely increase the sales value of a house.
“Doors can be a huge selling point, especially if you have a view or live in a warm area.” said Rick.
Apart from selling points, Rick even believes that this innovative design concept will be widely adapted and used and will become increasingly popular.
On the other hand, Matt Van Winkle, founder and CEO of RE/MAX Northwest, agrees that this garage door model is an excellent alternative to folding and sliding doors. Making it one of the door models that can attract the attention of potential home buyers.
“If you have space to support it, a garage door is a really cool design and a great way to create an interesting indoor/outdoor space.”
Door Models for Contemporary Homes
As the design style develops, the garage door model is claimed to be very suitable for contemporary or even industrial style homes.
John Manning, managing broker RE/MAX On Market as quoted by freshome said; “Concepts like this work very well when integrated into a contemporary or industrial style home design.”
The design concept of a contemporary industrial style house is indeed very fitting when there is a large opening with the installation of a glass garage door as the cover.
With advantages, one of which is a cheaper price than conventional sliding or sliding door models, as well as a quite unique design concept, a garage door that is used as a door for a non-garage area is certainly a “statement” in itself. This can bring a lot of advantages, apart from of course adding to the visual appeal of every room in your home.