It's quite the conundrum, we moved into a house with an ugly old metal garage door but there's nothing wrong with it so we can't possibly justify replacing it. Of course even if we did replace it, garage doors are so expensive we probably couldn't buy one better looking than what we have now!
See, nothing wrong, just super standard.
Of course, something like these would be beaaaaaaautiful!
Ok, options under $50?
Instead of replacing our doors we decided to spring for a set of $30 carriage hardware. They are exterior grade steel and come with their own screws. I thought it would be hard to attach them to a metal door but I just pre-drilled with a standard drill bit (small) and then screwed the hardware right on!
Voila, thirty dollars later and oh so much better!
Complete with ugly garbage an and power cord of course.
Please try and avoid my idiotic mistake on this project, initially I attached the handles in the middle over the middle horizontal seam...then when I tried to open the garage of course it couldn't work because there was steel screwed onto both sides of it! Fortunately a little exterior caulk filled in the holes just fine, but boy was I hoping nobody saw that one!
If screwing into your metal door isn't your style they also have magnetic hardware available for about the same price. It obviously doesn't look as "realistic" up close but from the curb it is very believable and completely removable. Can't beat the install!
If you're looking for something more unique there are companies online that provide beautifully designed hardware.