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My $10 Garage Door Upgrade

  • May 16, 2016
  • By Sabine

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Curb appeal is so important. I once read that most buyers form an opinion whether they like a house or not before they step foot in the front door. In the past two years, I’ve completed several projects to spruce up my home’s curb appeal. I painted the exterior, shutters and front door. Today I want to share with you an easy and inexpensive way to update your garage door.

When I was at Home Depot I noticed this garage door kit for only $9.69. You can get a similar kit here.

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It has a timeless classy look and feel. The handles and hinges are made from metal and have a real textured look and feel.

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I installed it myself in 20 minutes.

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All you need is a tape measure, drill bit, drill, pencil, painter’s tape (optional) and screwdriver.

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Step 1: Position the hinge and mark the screw holes. I used painter’s tape to keep it in place.

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Step 2: Drill pilot holes at each marked location.

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Step 3: Secure the hinge with the screws.

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Step 4: Repeat steps with handles.

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This was an easy project that took no time at all to do; it was inexpensive, required very little skill and made a huge impact on the curb appeal. You should definitely get these if you are looking to spruce up your garage doors and add simple but important details to your home.

Next task, power washing the driveway.

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By Sabine, May 16, 2016
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  • Rachel
    June 16, 2016

    Just found your blog. Great projects! Are your garage doors metal or wood? I’d love to do this on mine!

    • sabines
      June 16, 2016

      Hi Rachel, thanks for visiting my blog. My garage doors are metal. This kit works for metal and wood. Have fun with the project!

  • broken garage door
    June 12, 2017

    It’s amazing blog,Thanks for sharing this,and images is so good.

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