15 Sunny Window Ideas for Any Garage

Good windows make good garages. They let in light, add ventilation and make your garage look like part of the home. Here are some windows guaranteed to give you a case of garage envy.

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March 03, 2020

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Window Boxes for the Win

Treat the windows on your garage just as you do those on your main house: make them pretty. Especially since the garage is often the first part of the house you see when you get home. Here, a window box garden brings a shot of summer color against this cedar-sided garage in Martha's Vineyard.

See More Photos: Garage Pictures From HGTV Dream Home 2015

Transoms Do the Trick

Transom windows above a pair of garage doors glow from within at night and let in natural light by day. They also soften the street-facing garage, upping the house's curb appeal.

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Traditional Trio

Dormers and transom windows in the garage doors bring traditional style and natural light to this free-standing, three-car garage.

Sash Simplicity

A pair of four-over-one sash windows on this cottage-style garage let light into a living area above the garage and tie the building visually to the main house in front.

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Walk-Through Window

A glass and aluminum garage door can let in more light than just a single window. This larger, trendy garage door also provides entry into the attached screened porch for big gatherings that call for the two spaces to feel like one.

See More Photos: Garage + Courtyard Pictures From HGTV Urban Oasis 2016

Bahamas Style

This Florida garage features a trio of windows with Bahama shutters that keep the garage interior cool by blocking the midday sun. The shutters can be closed and latched to protect the windows from high winds when a hurricane threatens.

See More Photos: Garage Pictures From HGTV Dream Home 2016

Craftsman Dormer

A dormer window on this garage lets in lots of natural light and ties the garage to the main house. A pair of steel garage doors textured to look like wood features transom-style windows along their tops to let in slivers of daylight while also interrupting the monotony of metal.

See More Photos: Garage From HGTV Dream Home 2019

Say Yes to Glass

Don't settle for a dingy aluminum garage door that blocks the light. Get the easy access a door provides and the natural light a window brings by installing an aluminum frame door with glass panels. The durability of the door's aluminum frame allows the panels to be larger in size, flooding the space with sunshine.

Garage With a View

With guest quarters over this farmhouse-style garage, large windows give the occupants a view of the lush green courtyard between the garage and the main house.

Glazed Glass for Privacy

If your garage faces the street, its doors need to work with the rest of your house's face. A pair of industrial glass and metal garage doors match the windows on the front of this house and give the garage a lit-from-within look that's much livelier than blank metal doors. Glazed glass on the door panels keeps your possessions from being visible to passersby but is transparent enough to let in light.

See More Photos: Garage From HGTV Dream Home 2018

Dormers Done Right

Dormer windows over a two-car garage let natural light into the space and tie the garage to the rest of the traditional-style home by repeating the window design used on the main house. And how cute is that cupola?

Glam Glass and Metal Door

A metal garage door with glass panels functions as a wall of windows as well as an entrance for this garage that's been converted into a living area. Lofted ceilings make the space feel roomy and airy.

Graphic Garage Window Style

Who says you can't put window treatments on interior garage windows? Not us. Even if you just use the space for cars, mopeds and kayaks, storage deserves to be stylish as well.

See More Photos: Garage Pictures From HGTV Urban Oasis 2015

Light Play

Slatted walls covered with screen let natural light into this carport that's been enclosed to create a garage in South Carolina. The slats are set at an angle to keep rain and prying eyes out.

See More Photos: HGTV Dream Home 2013: Garage Pictures

Skylight Windows

This garage in New Mexico features long, slim windows at the top of the walls, running along the ceiling, to allow glimpses of the azure Southwestern sky while letting in natural light.

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