Carriage house doors / swing hung doors. Hinged to open like traditional dole doors, this style of garage door harkens to the days when people parked horses, rather than cars, inside. As with single-panel doors, these doors require additional space outside for opening, although having two panels makes the swing out narrower. Some carriage house doors are for appearances only; they are actually single-panel doors made to look as though two doors open outward, which works well for traditional and contemporary homes alike. In either case, using historically appropriate hardware (hinges and handles) is essential for creating an authentic look. Paint selection is an important part of this process, as well. Carriage House Door Company and Real Carriage Door Company are two good places to start shopping the options, as they offer numerous sizes and styles from which to choose, along with multiple finishes, glasses and hardware options.