How to Choose the Right Carriage House Door for Your Garage

In the 1950s and ‘60s, swing style carriage house doors were extremely popular. Starting in the early 2000s, homeowners rediscovered this classic country-style design. They were drawn to it not only because of the sense of nostalgia that it evoked, but also because of its classic, rural look and the sense of style from a bygone era.

Carriage house with a garage

Makers of modern metal garage doors have not only noticed the carriage house trend, they have embraced it by making metal garage doors that have the look of classic wood (but are actually made out of metal. This is a major advantage because though they were beautiful, those classic wood doors required a lot of maintenance.

One of today’s best garage door specialists, Garaga, has 7 different door models in the carriage house style.

This gives customers a very welcome problem: deciding which of these gorgeous classic options best fits their design needs. Here are some tips for choosing the right carriage house door for your garage.

Will a carriage house door look good on my home?

Carriage house doors look their best when they are matched with other classic design elements. If your home has a traditional look, a carriage house door would be a great fit. “Traditional” can mean any number of things. Perhaps your home has dormer windows, wood or metal railings, latticework or a covered porch. Houses built in the 1950s or ‘60s are also a logical match for carriage house garage doors.


Garage door and exterior lamp

What are GARAGA’s carriage house door offerings?

Garaga offers seven distinct designs. These are inspired by the same classic styles as the original wooden carriage house swinging doors (but, of course, they are safer to operate and easier to maintain than the originals). Here are the available designs:

Eastman E-21

Eastman E-21

Eastman E-22

Eastman E-22

Eastman E-23

Eastman E-23

North Hatley SP

Standard+ North Hatley SP

North Hatley LP

Standard+ North Hatley LP

Shaker XS

Standard+ Shaker XS

Cambridge CS

Cambridge CS

Customize your design with Windows

You can take an extra step by using our customizable window options to meld the door’s look with the design of the rest of your home.

Options range from clear glass to Thermacrystal to textured glass. We also offer grids or plastic inserts in between the panes

Here is more about the various size Windows that GARAGA offers.

A wide range of window choices are available

Windows Design

Decorative hardware can further customize your look

Wright iron hinges and handles were common on classic carriage house doors. GARAGA has added wrought-iron-like decorative accents as options for its door models.


Ready to learn more about carriage house garage doors?

You can contact us at 978-741-1600 or stop by our showroom for a closer look at our samples. Alternatively, you can choose to receive a quotation with several design and price options by email.

If you want to look at how the door will appear on your home, you can try our Design Centre or take a look at our image gallery.

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