Knoxville Garage Door Blog

Making your vision come true

Building the World’s Most Beautiful Garage 

Certainly, the world’s most beautiful garage would start with a handsome door from Overhead Door Company of Knoxville. Once that door was raised, what’s your idea of a beautiful garage?

An ideal environment for your vehicles



What gearhead wouldn’t want a motorized lift built into the floor of the garage? Notice all the workbenches and storage cabinets in this one. What a great space to while away the hours tuning your car!  (Photo Credit: Popular Mechanics / Bob

Combine wall and overhead storage


Before & After. Source:

Check out this before-and-after transformation. Free up garage floor space with smart changes, like moving items to an overhead rack above the raised garage door. Coordinated plastic tubs keep things tidy. And hang bicycles on hooks to gain more room.

The best garage renovations include a new floor



Imagine your garage space with an epoxy floor.  This elegant, shiny finish is stain and damage-resistant: it stands up to heat, water, and chemical corrosion. Epoxy is famously shock-resistant (dropped tools aren’t a problem) and easy to maintain. Epoxy floors are long-lasting, making them a real asset for your home’s value (and that of your garage!).

Light it up!



It’s time to ditch the builder’s grade lighting fixtures for a much-needed upgrade.  Consider new shop lights with LED lamps for increased efficiency and longer lifetimes.


Note how this collector used recessed lighting to help display his cars to their full advantage.

A private retreat any man (or woman) would love.

Perhaps you think the best place for the car is outside! Time to transform the garage into a living space away from the concerns of everyday work.


These Harley Davidson fans have the perfect lounge, complete with bar (and Harley’s famous logo colors s accents). A unique transformation from garage into a relaxing rec room, where you and your friends can reminisce about past bike trips, as well as plan new ones.


Here’s a comfy adult clubhouse with big screen viewing in front of leather recliners. Dartboard and foosball table are ready to go for a little competitive action. Plus, a deluxe poker area awaits, for game night with friends. 

How to Design Your Garage

To better manage your garage makeover, review these 3 articles for some how-to tips. Additionally, sites like Houzz and Pinterest are chockful of transformation photos that are sure to get your gears turning.

For storage tips, review our recent blog articles: Storage Space at a Premium and Better Organization with Garage Track Systems 

First Step: The right garage door


Your first step in designing the World’s Most Beautiful Garage (or at least East Tennessee’s most beautiful garage) is to find the right Overhead Door garage door. Select from a complete catalog of steel, fiberglass, wood, or aluminum doors. Or try our fun to use DoorView™ app, a garage door design tool available on the Apple Store or Google Play. With DoorView, you load a photo of the front of your home and garage and try out various garage door styles until you hit upon the right one.


Send us a photo of your “Tennessee themed” garage. It could be an orange-and-white man cave featuring images of Volunteer glory days. Or maybe you have a functional garage with the right degree of classic Tennessee accents. We’ll select a winner and share your garage with our Overhead Door Company of Knoxville subscribers. You could win a $100 gift card. (Offer ends August 31, 2021; exclusions may apply. All rights reserved.)  Email to:

Garage door help is at your fingertips.

If you live in Knox, Anderson, Roane, Union, Grainger, Hamblen, Jefferson, Sevier, Blount, or Loudon county, Overhead Door Company of Knoxville can serve all your garage door needs. Click here or call 865.635.9320. We will happily consult with you and provide you with a professional service call or estimate.