Design trends for your Garage Door
As we enter a new decade, the functionality and design of our homes continue to evolve. Our homes reflect our lifestyles, and as we try to minimise our impact on the environment, live busy, complex lives and seek health and wellness, these influences are incorporated into the design of our homes…All while maintaining an ‘Instagramable’ aesthetic, of course.
Sustainability, multipurpose spaces, automation and natural colours and textures are key trends we’re seeing for 2020. Don’t get left in the last decade! Here’s how you can embrace the latest house trends and styles, all in your garage door!
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The incorporation of sustainability in design and construction is more important now than ever. As we continue trying to minimise our impact on the earth and create spaces that are environmentally friendly, design, style and functionality have not been compromised in the slightest!
Insulated Garage Doors are now being widely used to increase energy efficiency and are a great addition if you use your garage as a multi-purpose space, helping to block out the elements and external noise.
Read more about the Danmar Thermopanel Range here.
Window Security Shutters are also a great way to block out the summer heat or keep the warmth in during the cooler months. They are also perfect for shift workers who need to block out light and sound during the day.
Whether you’re a growing family, a hobby enthusiast, running a business from home or simply in need of a man-cave, your garage can be a great temporary or permanent extra room for your home. More and more people are also using their garages as a spare bedroom, kids playroom, home gym or parents hideaway.
Combine an Insulated Garage Door with the Cleverseal Brush System and your garage becomes just as safe, comfortable and secure as any other room in the house! The brush system blocks nasty bugs, dust and other elements from entering through the gaps around your garage door. Cleverseal also provides a fire-rated brush seal product called Cinderseal, which is a great addition to your bushfire protection plan, blocking embers and ash from entering through the gaps as well.
Just as we rely on our phones for directions, to organise our calendar and basically every other function of our lives, we can now rely on our phones to operate our garage doors using the Merlin MyQ Smartphone system.
The Merlin MyQ Smartphone monitoring and operating system gives you the ability to not only open and close your door but to also monitor its open or closed status and receive notifications about the doors operation. With the option to add multiple users ,you can check the log to see who has operated the door 24/7 365 days of the year so long as wifi is connected to the Merlin MyQ Gateway at home. Another great incentive to upgrade to the Merlin MyQ motor is that it comes standard with our upgraded E960M Premium 2.0+ Remote controls and also the IR-Safety Beam Kit.
Exterior Wall Cladding
Wall cladding has once again become quite popular in Australian homes, being used both on the inside and outside of the home. Custom made Panel Garage Doors are being incorporated into a larger wall facade to create the illusion of a hidden door.
Locally here in Newcastle, Orton Building has incorporated an MGD Custom Panel Door into their Orton Haus project. The white panels in the door align with the cladding on the wall to create a streamlined, flush look.
You can view more of this door and the Orton Haus project on their Instagram.
At another local home, we installed a Delta Custom Flush Fit Panel Door with 40mm Pacific Teak Vertical Battens. Again, the panels on the door align with the surrounding battens, creating a ‘hidden door’ illusion. But in this case, there is no backing behind the panels, allowing for natural light to flood the room and the cool coastal breeze to flow through.
Ready to update your home and incorporate the latest style and sustainability trends?
Contact the team at Macquarie Garage Doors here in Newcastle for a free quote on a new garage door, motor, or service for an existing door.