Camouflage Your Garage

They say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder.  Anyone who is a homeowner knows that a garage can be many things.  For some, it is a safe haven; a place to retreat to, where work and repairs are done.  For others, it houses cars, keeping them safe from the elements.  Garages are a very important part of what makes a house a home.  However, sometimes they can be a real eye sore, especially if they don’t blend in well with the rest of the house.

Luckily, they don’t have to be eye sores.  A garage can hold just as much beauty as the rest of the house, given a little bit of effort and decorative taste.

A Coat of Paint

Too many homeowners allow this important focal point of their property to fall into disrepair.   A simple coat of paint or siding to match the house is a great way for the garage to blend in.  It might be a quick and easy solution, but the effect is so elegant, and garages tend to meld with the house when they are the same color and appear to be in the same state of repair as the home.

Add Some Greenery

Regardless of whether the garage is used to store yard work tools, cars, or used as a “man cave” a little bit of greenery surrounding it is the perfect solution for creating an attractive building.  Hanging plants are another attractive addition to the front corners of any garage.  The key with adding a garden or plants is making sure the weeding is done on a regular basis and keeping them supplied with plenty of water.

Get Artistic

Inside every homeowner, or perhaps inside a friend or family member, lies an artistic side.  The outside walls of a garage can be a beautiful canvas to allow that artistic side to shine through.  Adding a mural to the building is a great conversation starter during evening dinner parties or any get together in the backyard.

Consider The Garage Doors

Some of the most beautiful garages take advantage of a feature they all have in common:  They all have doors!  Homeowners can create a decorative garage simply by making the doors different than the rest of the building.  That might look like painting them a different color, such as the color of the trim on the house. Or, it might include using a different material all together for the garage doors.  For example, steel, wood or fiberglass can all create stunning effects.

A first-class garage can add property value to any home.  A little creativity can go a long way toward creating a building that magnifies the beauty of the home.

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Nick Walz is an active blogger and writer who likes to share his advice and tips to the online community. Nick has been coming up with many ideas this past summer on how to make your yard a personal oasis. You can contact him on Twitter @Nick_Walz.

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