Most people think of privacy, not style, when they consider adding window treatments to their garage windows.
However, there’s no reason your garage windows can’t be both beautiful and functional.
After all, in many homes, this is often the first thing visitors will see as they pull into your drive!
Blinds or curtains are both solid options for covering a garage window; each also have their own unique benefits.
Curtains can be found in a wide variety of styles, colors and designs, so you can choose the one that best matches the style of your home.
They also offer the major advantage of being able to close and open as required and according to the weather.
Garage window coverings allow you to adjust the amount of light coming into your garage, allowing you to work on projects, create a hobby area, or simply shield your vehicles from the sun’s rays.
In addition, they provide insulation, which can be especially helpful if you don’t have heat or air conditioning in your garage.
If you need to install window coverings on your garage windows, here are some garage window treatment ideas to get you started.:
1. Curtains or blinds
Garage windows can be covered with vinyl or vertical metal blinds. Aside from being tough, they look good and work well at controlling light while still offering privacy.
2. Blackout Cellular Shades
For complete privacy, you can install cellular shades in your garage. As well as eliminating unnecessary light and sound, they also insulate and conceal the space.
You can also go with motorized shades. This can be a good choice if your garage window is too large or if you want the convenience of remote operation.
3. Interior Shutters
When it comes to garage window coverings, interior shutters work well and are durable, providing you with years of service.
For your garage, metal or vinyl shutters would be a better choice than wood shutters. Wood shutters simply aren’t as durable as either vinyl or metal.
If you still want the wood look, why not opt for a vinyl shutter that’s designed to look like wood? It might surprise you just how realistic today’s designs can look.
4. Mirror Window Film
This is a fun and creative way to add some personality to your garage, while also enhancing privacy. It is an effective and easy DIY solution for privacy.
In the summer, mirror window film makes the house cooler thanks to its dark reflective surface. When it is daytime, it offers privacy. At night, however, it has the opposite effect, as the interior receives more light than the outside.
Check out this tutorial to see how easy it can be.
5. Frosted Glass Windows
Frosted glass is an excellent choice if you want privacy and good lighting in your garage. This option obscures the view inside, making your windows appear cloudy from the outside. Despite this, your garage room remains perfectly lighted and more private.
For home owners who wish to enhance their garage’s aesthetics and increase garage privacy, this is a great choice. Here’s an example of this look on garage door windows.
6. Window Tinting
A popular and easy way to add privacy to your garage is to tint your windows. Tinting windows reduces heat, reduces fading caused by ultraviolet light, and eliminates privacy concerns.
Besides protection from fading, the garage will also be insulated against heat and sunlight, ensuring that furniture and other items will be protected.
Tinted windows will ensure maximum privacy and protection to your garage and everything in it.
7. Wax Paper
Finally, taping wax paper to your window is always an option. The paper cannot be seen through, no one can see inside. Compared to other options, the price is affordable and low-cost wax paper and tape are available everywhere.
If you want to use wax paper, you can make it a bit more appealing by adding beautiful designs. Here’s a tutorial showing just how easy this option can be.
Whichever garage window treatment you opt for, consider the ease of cleaning before you install it, as this area of your home quickly accumulates dirt and grime.