Mid Century Modern is a style that was introduced in the 1930’s through the 1960’s in Europe, then brought over to the United States by a few architects. This minimalist aesthetic spread relatively quickly, with many homes being built over that time, especially in the 50’s and 60’s being built in this new style. Mid Century Modern is characterized by a minimalistic emphasis, with not much heed being paid to the elaborate finishing work that had been done in homes that were more in keeping with the craftsman style. Mid Century Modern homes often have cleaner lines, and angles, the decoration relying more on simplicity than of the more elaborate woodwork and added details than some other styles. Recently, Mid Century Modern has been exploding in popularity again. With many people building new homes or renovating old ones in keeping with this particular style. When it’s time to update your garage door on your Mid Century modern home, it’s difficult to know where to start and what we hear most often is that people do not want to go with the typical classic raised panel garage door.
The most sought-after style of door for the Mid Century Modern look is the Glass and Aluminum door. Many garage door brands have a line of these hyper modern doors. Clopay doors has a line of these doors called Avante doors. These doors have flush panels and are very sleek in their minimalistic appearance. In short, these doors are a very popular and gorgeous option for the Mid Century home. One of the primary characteristics of the Mid Century Style is an emphasis on nature. This is often achieved by large windows and open floor plans that showcase the outdoors in the home. The Avante doors follow this idea by the fact that these doors are made mainly of window. The material options vary from glass to acrylic, and can be full view or totally opaque. Either way, the window are a huge draw.
There are a few drawbacks to the Avante doors. These are that they are not heavily insulated, and that they are expensive. When these are deal breakers for clients, our next suggestion is the Modern Classic doors from Clopay. These doors are built in the exact same way as Classic doors, the main difference being their panel design. The Modern Classic doors have fully flush panels, meaning that they don’t have that raised design. These doors come in a few colors that the Classic doors don’t, and have more creative window options. Modern classic doors have endless window configurations. You can do complete windows (which makes it so that these doors are not as insulated as usually), vertical down one side, diagonal across the door, or dozens of other options. If you are interested in one of these doors, talk to a member of our design and sales team in the office.
Our design and sales team have access to a visual program that can super impose any of these doors with a variety of window options onto your home, so that you can see what the best option for your home is. Stop in today so that we can help you find the best option for you!