Transform Your Home: Garage Door Before and After Makeover #3

Mar 30, 2010
Here is the final installment in our Transform Your Home: Garage Door Before and After Makeover series. We hope the versatility in home styles and projects has inspired ideas on ways to enhance your own home’s curb appeal this spring. If so, share your photos with us on Facebook at

Garage Door Makeover #3: San Jose, CA.

Within two years of moving into their San Jose home, Angela Ondo and her husband had managed to tackle a kitchen remodel and some minor backyard landscaping projects, but the front exterior remained untouched. The 1947 Cape Cod house definitely had charm but it was hidden behind a gloomy gray paint color, and the old, original wooden garage door with a single spotlight above. 

As the Transform Your Home contest grand prize winner, the Ondos received a personal in-home consultation from designer Chayse Dacoda, a new Clopay semi-custom Reserve Collection garage door installed, $500 in exterior lighting fixtures, paint and $5,000 toward the cost of repainting their home. 

“All of the items awarded in the contest are exactly what we needed to revive the home’s exterior character,” says Ondo. “It’s amazing how minor cosmetic changes can yield such big improvements to a home’s curb appeal.”

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