You’ve seen them on TV, on restaurant patios, Instagram—and maybe even on your neighbor’s garage. Trending today is the all-glass garage door and for good reason.
Do you like this look? These are California Garage Doors, 9′ x 7′, White aluminum frame, Sandblasted glass
One of the great favors done for us by home redesign programs on television is demonstrating just how versatile garage doors can be. In particular, the new trend is the all-glass garage door. These doors don’t just make visitors stop and look; they are highly functional as well. They are beginning to be used in dwellings throughout the nation.
So, you might have seen California full-glass garage doors between:
- A dining room and a covered deck
- 2 interior spaces in reception rooms or restaurants to form a bigger space when needed
- To open a 3-season terrace to the outdoors when the weather gets warmer
- And, why not, transform a detached garage, a pool house, or shed into a chic inside/outside space.
Do you like this look? This a California Garage Door, 12′ x 7′, Black aluminum frame, Clear glass
While you may have seen remarkable uses like that for this type of garage door, have you ever seen a really small garage door used in the interior of a home?
How Was a Design Innovation Like This Conceived?
“Our customers are a great couple who loves to receive family and friends and entertain. They love cooking big meals too. But they didn’t like at all that they had to walk with plates and covers and stuff from their big kitchen to their patio door, located in their dining room, and then on their deck.” – Anne Parker, designer
Anne’s customers sought a truly unique idea that would not only be eye-catching but functional as well. They wanted a special moveable divider between the kitchen and the sunroom.
“I knew very little about panoramic garage doors. Well, about garage doors overall, to be honest. But when I called Garaga’s Architects & Designers line, I met a team of passionate people who took the time to listen to my weird ideas and transform them into technically smart, gorgeous reality.”
While we are aware of the standard dimensions of garage doors, 9 x 7 feet for the size of a single garage door , and 16 x 7 for a double garage door , the reality is the highest quality doors can be made to suit the customer’s specified sizes.
The Delight Is in the Details!
Here are the specifications for this all-glass door:
- Measurements : 48 X 56 inches
- Model: California with a black-frame
- Window choice: both sides of the door are clear tempered glass
- Hardware: we used a torsion spring Dura+ with the torsion spring hidden in a wooden box
- Hinges and tracks: we used a galvanized and finish over an appealing black enamel-based paint
Let’s Make Your Tiny Garage Door Automatic!
It is not necessary to manually open this door when you want to hand food and drinks through into the sunroom. The door works with a LiftMaster 8500 installed in a cabinet.
To keep the opener out of sight, the customers had it tucked away inside of their kitchen cabinets. No matter how hard you look, you won’t find it!
As you can see in the list of dimensions, the opener is small and easily concealed:
- 16.25 inches high
- 6 inches wide
- 6.85 inches deep
Not only do you not have to manually raise and lower the door, but you also don’t even have to be in the house to do it. With the MyQTM app, your computer, tablet, or smartphone will be enabled to raise and lower the door from anywhere.