Sufficient ventilation and good lighting are essential in moisture-prone areas like your bathroom. However, privacy is often a concern when adding windows to this part of your home. With proper design and placement, you can illuminate your space and encourage good airflow while keeping it intimate and private.
Keep reading for tips on choosing the best window style for your bathroom.
Consider Different Glass Options
Stained, seeded, textured and frosted glass are decorative options that can allow natural light without risking being seen by curious eyes. Your contractor might even suggest using privacy film on your windows, making the glass more opaque. Window glass also comes in different degrees of transparency, like half-opaque and half-clear.
Know Which Window Styles Work
The style of your windows can affect your bathroom’s appeal and functionality. The right window styles can get rid of excess heat and moisture in the space, helping avoid mold growth and rot. Ideally, get windows you can open and close in your bathroom, such as sliding, double-hung and awning. However, it’s not really necessary for all the windows to be operable. For instance, you can place an awning window above a glass block window to maintain your privacy.
Remember That Placement Matters
Placing windows higher on the wall will encourage good air circulation and bring plenty of natural light to your bathroom. Wide and narrow windows installed on a higher location will allow just as much sunlight as a narrow one installed lower on the wall. Another option to consider for your space is skylights.
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