Dodds Top 10 Garage Doors of 2022
Each year we are fortunate to have the opportunity to install beautiful Dodds garage doors on homes across the Greater Toronto Area. As 2022 comes to a close, we would like to take the opportunity to highlight some of our favourite garage door installations from the past year.
Our garage doors come in a multitude of styles, colours and finishing options but what makes a garage door truly great is how well it fits your home. Get inspired by these stunning transformations – no matter your aesthetic taste Dodds has the perfect garage door for you!
The Modern Look
Both of the homes featured above are stunning contemporary homes located in the Greater Toronto Area. They are similar not only in their architecture but also in their colour pallet, as both homes use a cool-toned off-white facade with charcoal and warm wood-tone accents. The garage doors, however, are very different from each other and draw attention to different elements of the home’s design.
The full-view aluminum door draws attention to the stunning large windows of the home. The glass on the garage door is tinted creating this premium look without sacrificing privacy.
In contrast, the other home has a steel plank, cedar-wood-toned door which highlights the wood accents of the facade beautifully. Faux-wood doors have come a long way and are gaining popularity as they provide the look of wood without all the added maintenance. These homes are a great example of just how much a garage door can impact the overall look of a home.
This cute, red brick home is tucked right in next to the bustling Bloor West Village of Toronto. The two, single, modern, steel garage doors with tinted windows provide an updated contemporary feel to this otherwise traditional home. Using one accent colour across your home’s facade is a great way to ensure a cohesive look. In this example, the garage door and front door were selected to perfectly match the charcoal shutters around the windows. This was possible because Dodds has a wide selection of both standard and custom garage door colours – learn more.
Coach House Classic
Two of our other favourite installations from the past year are from two visually distinct and different homes on opposite sides of the GTA – Whitby and Brampton. The Whitby home embraces a warm colour pallet with a mix of terracotta and orange bricks. It also has a turret and low-pitched roofs nodding to Edwardian style. Whereas the Brampton home has a cooler all-white aesthetic and is more inspired by Victorian-era design with its high-pitched and intricate roofs. Despite their differences, these steel, wood-tone, coach house garage doors look absolutely correct on both of these facades. The architecture of your home should always be considered when choosing a garage door but it does not limit your options!
These stunning, shaker-style, coach house garage doors give this otherwise suburban home a cozy, rustic feeling. Did you know that virtually any garage door can be transformed into your ideal coach house style by simply adding your preferred decorative hardware? In this case, the homeowner chose black, vintage-style door handles. The Hawthorne designer glass windows also have beautiful gold-coloured detailing that complements that of the existing front door.
Brampton is home to this striking, contemporary build, indicative of architecture from Toronto’s housing expansion in the 80s and 90s. Since functionality, simplicity and clean lines are key to the contemporary style this sleek, traditional garage door fits in perfectly. The addition of a top row of frosted windows that match those of the home make it hard to picture this home with any other door.
Also featured above is a more traditional style home located in Brampton, showing off a similar garage door but in a double door version instead of two single doors. Both homeowners have chosen to add a row of windows to the garage door which creates an elevated look and allows natural light into the garage – learn more.
Garage and Entry Door Duos
This stylish home, located in Newmarket, features two, walnut wood-tone, coach house garage doors perfectly. This home shows off how a matching garage door and entry door creates a cohesive and lux look to the facade of a home and absolutely deserves its spot in our top installations of the year.
This Whitby homeowner has chosen to add a jolt of personality to their home with this beautiful, ruby-red, double front door. To balance out this bold statement a more understated bronze colour was chosen for the garage door. However, the garage door is far from bland with its sophisticated Stockton windows and coach house style decorative hardware that give it a homey, vintage feel. This home is a great example of how contrasting but complementing the front door and garage door can elevate curb appeal.
That’s a wrap on the Dodds Doors team’s favourite garage door transformations for this year. If you have been lucky enough to upgrade to a new Dodds Garage Door recently we would love it if you would share by tagging us on social media with the hashtag #mygaragedoorisadoddsdoors.
If you are inspired to upgrade your garage or entry door in 2023 give the Toronto garage door experts at Dodds a call to schedule a free in home or virtual consultation on our website.