Well, let’s start with cost. You can dress up a plain two-car garage door for under $300. Or you can replace the door or doors for anything from $700 to the sky’s the limit ($30,000 or more). But keep in mind the goal. You want you home to have the same appeal as those houses you drove past without upstaging you house. What good is that? Then you’d have some major remodeling to do to. You don’t want that. Be realistic. Visit your local decorative hardware showroom or garage door manufacturer. I suggest these over your standard lumberyard/hardware store because the decorative hardware store and the garage door manufacturer will be better equipped to walk you through the process, they will offer many more options than the big warehouse stores and they know what they are talking about. Your cost may be a little more but the look will be stunningly different than the big box warehouse store could offer.
Next consider the value added to your home. For far less than adding an addition, or upgrading a bathroom you have added value to your home. Its street appeal has risen greatly and after all – that’s what people see first.