"Carriage house" brings to mind a simpler time when craftsmanship and style mattered and even a simple garage door could appear well‑made and even luxurious.
Carriage house garage doors were very common in the 1950s and '60s. They started to reemerge in the early 2000s as homeowners searched for a way to give their homes a more classic, country‑style look in an urban or suburban setting.
Manufacturers of metal garage doors have embraced this nostalgic design trend. They have created doors that are metal, but look very similar to the wooden swinging doors. Of course, since they are metal, these new "carriage house" options are easier to maintain than the original wood doors.
Garaga is at the forefront of this classic look. The company has 7 different door models just in the carriage house style alone! This means people who want this classic look have to choose the door design and style that best fits their design plans. Here are some tips to help you choose the best classic garage door design for your needs.
Will a carriage house garage door match my home’s design?
If your home has any classic or historic design elements, its look could be greatly enhanced with a carriage house garage door. Words like "historic" or "traditional" or "classic" can mean a number of things. Some examples of "classic designs" are dormer windows, railings, lattice windows, porches or covered patios, and brickwork. Homes originally built in the 1950s and '60s would certainly qualify, but newer homes with classic accents are an equally good match for carriage house designs.
Carriage house garage door options from Garaga
GARAGA designers were inspired by the vintage look of classic carriage house doors. They have come up with seven unique options that you can choose from.
The EASTMAN door, models E‑21, E‑22, E‑23 with decorative overlays
The Standard+ door, North Hatley model
The Standard+ door, Shaker XS model
The Cambridge door, CS model
Enhance your garage door with windows
Garaga has a wide choice of various size Windows to enhance its carriage house door models. These can help you match the door’s look to that of the rest of your home.
Options include clear glass, printing process, Thermacrystal, satin or textured glass. Grids or plastic inserts can also be used.
Many window designs and combinations are available
Do you want to add authentic‑looking decorative hardware?
Wrought iron hinges and handles were a common enhancement on classic carriage house doors. Garaga offers optional look‑alike additions that can further highlight the country‑style feel of your garage door.