The Modern Farmhouse style is having a real moment right now. And who can blame it? The simple, clean lines and neutral color pallet share all the unfussiness of a modern pallet. If cuts down on the feeling of clutter while the farmhouse element adds charm, hominess and personal touches. It’s the perfect marriage of style! It seems seamless to execute but can be difficult to master inside as well as outside of your home. To make it easier, nailing down the bug pieces of design can help immensely. Of course, one of the biggest parts of the outside of your home is the garage door!
A garage door can be the key to transforming the front of your home into the perfect modern farmhouse. There are so many doors that can lend themselves to this style, but many that will not. The most common doors that are not in keeping with the modern farmhouse style, are sadly not the doors that are on homes the most. These are the garage doors that you will see on most homes with garages, simple long or short raised panels and sometimes windows. Just as these classic doors will not give you help in styling the front of your home, neither will very modern doors. Boasting sleek lines, and neutral colors, one may think that these doors would be great for a modern farmhouse styled home! But these doors lack the rustic charm that makes for the farmhouse portion of the style.
The first door that I recommend is the Coachman line of doors by Clopay. These doors look like vintage carriage house styled doors with all the innovation of a modern garage door. These doors may look like they are made to open like double doors, but they are paneled like any other door which enables them to open by running on a track up the inside wall of your garage door. These doors come in a variety of overlay designs, some including windows and some not. They are available in a few neutral shades but are 100% paintable. Just like all Clopay doors. With their gorgeous designs. These doors are sure to wow and offer the most perfect blend of modern convenience and chicness, while calling to mind days of old.
The second-best option is the Gallery collection from Clopay. These doors are a hybrid of a classic door, and a Coachman door. They do not have the decorative overlays that the Coachman have, instead they have raised panels much like the short or long panels of a classic doors. There are however, a few elements that these doors have to make them more decorative. The raised panels have beveling on their edges, vertical grooves within the panels, and wider windows that evoke a feeling of luxe design. The doors are available in many more colors than the Coachman, so you have more freedom to be more creative in your color choice. A huge draw of these doors is that they are available in faux woodgrain colors that look very realistic. These doors are a wonderful option, as they are quite a bit less expensive than the Coachman.
The Coachman are definitely the most true to style doors for the modern farmhouse aesthetic, but can cost quite a pretty penny depending on design, window options and size and number of doors that you need. The Gallery doors offer a comparable style while offering more freedom in color to make up for the restriction on design options. Either door would be a wonderful option for a modern farmhouse look. Either way you will not be sorry with your choice, Clopay doors are the highest quality garage doors on the market.