Boston Home Gets Historic Garage Appeal

Mar 22, 2012

Clopay has partnered with A Concord Carpenter on a makeover project that will give a two-car detached garage a dose of historic charm and character to match the New England village colonial house it belongs to.

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The project involves installing cedar clapboards over the concrete block, a new historic paint color scheme and replacing the existing outdated wood garage doors with an architecturally appropriate vintage style.

The homeowners used Clopay's Door Imagination System to upload a digital photo of their garage and try on a variety of door styles to find best fit for their home.

First, take a look at the house.

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Now, here are some of the options they considered.

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Clopay Coachman Collection steel and composite carriage house door, Design 11 with SQ24 windows.

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Clopay Gallery Collection grooved panel vintage style steel door, Long panel design with long SQ 24 windows.

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Clopay Premium Series steel Elegant raised panel door with Prairie windows.

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Clopay Reserve Collection Semi-Custom wood carriage house doors, Design 5 with SQ23 windows.

The house and garage will be painted after the construction work is completed. The homeowners are considering a complementary color combination using beige, brown, gray/putty and burgundy or rust.

Stay tuned to our blog to find out which door option they chose and to see the final makeover results.

About A Concord Carpenter

A recognized leader in tool and how-to information for building professionals, Robert Robillard is the editor of A Concord Carpenterwebsite and blog, and principal of a carpentry and renovation business located in Concord, Massachusetts.

On his website, Rob covers all aspects of home improvement and remodeling, specializing in problem solving for home maintenance. He also hosts the "Concord Carpenter" cable TV show, offering do-it-yourselfers in Boston's Metro West region weekly advice on home repairs and maintenance.


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