Your garage is an important part of your home, but sometimes, the garage that your house came with no longer meets your needs for a variety of reasons. That is when renovating your garage is a good option. When you are designing your new garage, Lifetime Garage Doors can help with our garage door installation services. Regardless of the type of door you need, we have the equipment and experience to take care of it for you. In the meantime, here are some considerations to make when designing a new garage:

Attached or detached

One consideration to make when designing your new garage is whether you want it to be attached or detached. Attached garages allow you to access your garage very easily and conveniently, and provide you covered entry into your home when it is raining. However, a detached garage offers you more options in terms of design. For example, if you want to design a living space over your garage, it is preferable to opt for a detached garage as an attached garage can overwhelm a house if it is too tall. Additionally, detaching your garage allows you extra space on your property to build something else, like a patio or a garden.


It used to be very common to have a one-car garage. Now, the majority of garages have enough space to house at least two cars. When designing a new garage, you should consider how much space you will need. It is a good idea to opt for at minimum a two-car garage because it will increase your home’s value, but it is becoming more and more common to have three- or four-car garages as well.


Another consideration to make is in what direction you would like your garage to face. Some people prefer an offset garage because it gives you a more private entrance into your home. If you opt for a detached garage, you could orient your garage away from the street by 45 degrees to reduce the street view of your garage. Play around with the blueprints to pinpoint the right orientation for your garage.


You should also consider how your garage will look next to your home. If you have an attached garage, you may try to make it look less like a garage and more like an extension of your home. You can precisely match the siding, windows, and trim of your garage to your house. You may consider installing two smaller garage doors rather than one garage door in order to make it look less like a garage.


Redesigning your garage also gives you the opportunity to reconsider the entry into your home. You may consider creating a mudroom between your garage and your house for convenient storage and a nice transition between the two parts of your home.

At Lifetime Garage Doors, we want to help you design the garage of your dreams. When you need garage door installation in Sarasota, we are the company you can trust. Contact us today for a free consultation.