Justin and Colin gave their famous Long Beach cottage serious curb appeal with the California, a Garaga’s full-view garage door. Magnificent, as the say!
Colin and Justin, the 2 most famous Scottish home designers ever, fell in love with the Californias, our full-view panoramic garage doors. They are not ashamed to proclaim it loud and clear in their videos, articles, Instagram posts.
You just love the “Nature Vibe” that is so much in style in home designing?
Learn how to create the quintessence of this fabulous look with this Colin & Justin full guide on how they designed the exterior of their spectacular Long Beach cottage to create a lasting first impression.
“Find the sweet spot between Nature and Nurture.
It’s all about whispering design.
But whispering it in a very glamourous way.” - Colin
You’re building something new, but you want it to be harmonious with the surroundings:
- Use a natural palette.
- You’re going for something calm, subtle. And yet impactful.
- Add layered textures.
- Use natural material.
- Try not to SCREAM!
“Not too urban. Not too suburbs.” - Justin
You want it to look like it belongs here. Make it merge with the beautiful natural décor.
You don’t want anything to overwhelm, especially when view from the lake or from the mountain.
“Hands up if you think garages are sexy? Well you have to think again!”, says Colin.
The garage and its garage door. It’s always there. And people don’t think too much about it. This wasted slab, with little panels on it, and you’re like. “Well, Ok.“
You have to change your thinking!
That’s it! You’re in love with a garage door! Explore all its frame colors and window options.
"Think of your garage door as another accessory.” - Justin
When you start home improving, you want to change everything. From your exterior color scheme, to the sidings, the lighting, the roof, and even the landscaping. You’re thinking of improving everything on your property. CHANGE THE GARAGE DOOR AS WELL! Otherwise, it will just be a 9’x7’ bland space.
“We saw this great full-view frosted glass by GARAGA.
And it’s absolutely incredible! The great thing about it?
It’s super modern, so it looks great in the structure. It adds square lines and light by day. BUT at night, when the lights are on in the garage, it looks like a Spectacular Giant Lantern! You get this beautiful glow.” - Justin
So, the California full-view garage door is really amazing by day and super beautiful by night.
Other Architectural Exterior Details
“It’s all about textures. It’s all about gray scale. It’s all about not being overbearing with the landscape and stealth approach.” - Justin
The Exterior Color Scheme: The palette is significantly gray
- Western Red Cedar grows old with a lovely gray patina
- The paint color is Wrought Iron, by Benjamin Moore
- With a Black Metal roof by Kind Metal Roofing
- With an incredible chimney piece, covered with real stone, by Erth Coverings, that goes on inside too
- Black venetian blinds are a must to add another layer of stealth texture, by Blinds to Go
The California full-view garage doors create great inside/outside spaces too!
- From your living room to the pool
- From your kitchen to your patio
- For in-style covered decks
- To open your view of the lake or the mountain
So go ahead, think outside the box!
This garage door enhances so much more spaces than your garage.
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