TikTok's Secret For Adding Curb Appeal To Your Garage On A Budget

We know that certain garage styles will instantly boost your home's curb appeal. And, according to the Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, curb appeal can add upwards of 7% to your home's value. However, a new garage door can cost around $1,200, which means it's time to get crafty if you're looking to revamp your home's exterior. Inspired by a creative TikTok video shared by @ourhousetoohome, you can give your garage an instant facelift for a fraction of what a new garage door would cost. For just under $50, you can purchase faux metal garage door hinges, handles, and windows, upgrading your house without breaking the bank. 

This cost-effective hack lets you decorate your home on a budget and looks just as good as a brand-new garage door. When the front of your house looks well-maintained, it suggests an interior that's equally cared for. And seeing as your home's exterior is 33% garage door, it's important to have an outdoor space that showcases your home's best assets. Even better, magnets stick to painted metal, so you can take this hack a step further and spruce up your garage doors with a fresh coat of paint. Here's how to achieve the look.

Install your faux magnetic windows

In a fun and affordable TikTok hack shared by @ourhousetoohome, purchase a faux magnet kit. You can add magnetic strips to create the illusion of windows or take things a step further, replicating a barn door. In the video, @ourhousetoohome begins by attaching magnetic faux windows, available on Amazon for about $30. Next, she attaches magnetic door hinges and handles. They sell on Amazon for less than $19, making this entire project cost around $50. 

If you're worried about these magnets sliding off, you could consider gluing them to your garage doors. Keep in mind this permanent alteration might not be suitable for renters or anyone who frequently likes to change their home's exterior appearance. However, there are ways to ensure your magnets adhere to your garage doors properly. Always clean the surface first, ensuring it's dry before attaching magnets. This should keep them securely in place. 

Magnets aren't known to damage paint; they keep the area beneath them concealed from the elements. Keep in mind that metal garage doors are traditionally powder-coated, which means they're susceptible to fading from the sun's UV rays. As such, you may notice slight variations in paint color once you remove your magnets, depending on how long you've had them on your garage doors.