Brick garage needs a makeover, help! Suggestions?

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I have a garage at the bottom of my garden that is unsightly, I want to update the stone with some fresh paint but it has a built in window space covered with wood that is rotting away. I want to replace this and give it a fresh new look and improve my garden, I would like something that adds light to the interior. Any ideas would be gratefully received.
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  • Kami Kami on Aug 10, 2018

    Hello! If you have a re-use store I would try to find a window close in size. You can frame it to fit if it’s smaller. To help with security but not block all the interior light I would paint a outdoor theme on the glass or use the frost kit. For the stone I would continue to go with the theme. Like a theater background. Then plant a few plants in front & use some cute garden art to pull all together! Cool space good luck!

  • 2dogal 2dogal on Aug 10, 2018

    I'd remove the wood that covers the old window. Remove the old frame and install a new window and frame. You can get inexpensive widows at Habitat ReStore or at a big box home improvement store. They are made with vinyl frames so will not rot if near a garden when it's watered.

  • Tera Tera on Aug 10, 2018

    At the big home improvement stores you can find varying sizes of acrylic sheet "glass" that can be cut to size and installed with a silicone sealant. Cover the edges with some weatherproof moulding- that vinyl stuff should work well. If you have trouble attaching the moulding- try some construction adhesive rated for outdoors.

    Have fun!

  • Carol Schultz Carol Schultz on Aug 10, 2018

     How about using these glass blocks. I had them in my previous garage. They let in light but you couldn't see through them.

  • Carol Schultz Carol Schultz on Aug 10, 2018

    Sorry, I tried to paste in a picture but I guess it won't work. The blocks are made of glass (I believe you can also get them in acrylic now) and I would guess they are about 6 inches square.

  • Loz33920033 Loz33920033 on Aug 12, 2018

    Thankyou

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