Save Your Garage Door Openers and Repurpose Your Old Garage Doors!
If you have recently installed a new garage door, don’t be too quick to get rid of your old one! Your garage door openers can usually be reused, but what about those doors? There are several different ways in which you can use this old door creatively, so consider one of these repurposing ideas for your garage door:
How you can use it depends on the type of garage door that you have at your disposal. If you have a garage door made of solid wood or wood with windows, then you can get pretty creative with home décor. If you want a more rustic feel, try stripping the paint off of one section and hanging that in your home. You can cut two sections and hang them horizontally, one above the other, to fill up an empty wall inside a room. You could also use a door as a frame for artwork or pictures, by filling up the windows or engraved squares with the objects of your choice!
You can get crafty and cut two sections of your garage door for a bench seat, and then use the rest for support. Make sure that you use the most presentable pieces for the top, as this is the sitting area that will be most visible! Place cushions or pillows on top for a unique backyard sitting arrangement, and make it your own by repainting it and getting creative. You can also find uses in other forms of furniture, such as cabinets, shelves, or a unique headboard! Since the garage door already has carvings, all you have to do is make sure the paint matches your room style, and then cut it to the desired size!
Metal and Aluminum Garage Doors
While the two ideas above are primarily for wooden garage doors, there are also creative ideas for metal garage doors! You can turn these into metal benches, hanging plant platforms, a safe for valuables, or cut it down even smaller to be a shelf! These repurposing ideas can give your décor and style a unique and modern edge that also has a touch of personal meaning to it. As for aluminum garage doors, they are more lightweight than wood and metal doors typically are, so you can use this to your advantage. Use your old aluminum garage doors for a room divider, a lawn table, or even reinforcement for your fence! Aluminum is highly malleable, so if you’re feeling creative, there are multiple ways you can shape this and use it inside your home!
Want to get more creative and eco-friendly? Turn your garage door into a frame for a garden or compost pile! You can cut the door into separate panels to form walls of whatever length you need, rather than spending money on materials at a store. If you want to get even more crafty, you can create a small greenhouse with your windowed door. Just make sure that you have the right material to protect against the cold, such as a wood door. Build a small rectangular box with a lid on it, using hinges to make the plants inside more accessible. This is a greenhouse that fits easily in your backyard and one you can personalize to your own style!
Art for your home
If your old garage door was made of wood, then you are in luck! You can create art pieces for your home interior to give it a rustic feel to it and make your home more “artsy”. You can choose to cut your garage doors into small enough pieces to be displayed in your living room walls, for your rustic theme idea. They will look great if you strip off the old paint and give it a different color by staining them into a darker wood color.
Raised garden beds
You can use your old garage doors as a form of frames for your raised gardens. Of course, you will need to cut smaller pieces of your garage door and paint them the color you desire to bring out your garden and create a frame for it. This is a great form of recycling your old things to bring up something new; you also save on the material needed for that frame you desire for your garden. This is a creative form to give your garden a unique look, and no one will know that you used your garage doors to aid you on your DIY.
Create a new headboard for your bed
A garage door is a perfect size to create a large and new headboard for your bedroom. You may not use the entire size of the garage door, but you can cut it up, and paint it with your desired color. Of course, it might be better if your garage door is made of wood rather than aluminum/metal, as sometimes old garage doors are made of them. Unless you are seeking for an edgy look, then, by all means, use the aluminum/metal material.
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Next time your garage door needs replacing, take a look at that old door and see what ideas spark in your mind! Maybe you could benefit from a new bench or headboard, or some unique shelves would be a beautiful addition in your home. By being creative and repurposing old materials, you not only add a unique touch to your home but also help the environment! You can program most garage door openers to the new doors so you don’t have to worry about those going to waste. Depending on how your repurpose those doors, you may be able to repurpose the garage door openers as well, if needed. If you need any more advice regarding your garage doors, feel free to give us a call at (720) 900-2072. We are the top garage door service in Denver and we’re here to help you any way we can!