Bathrooms and windows are two things that are hard to do well together. On one hand, the natural light that a window provides is essential to creating a cozy and inviting atmosphere. But on the other hand, windows aren’t great for privacy. Here are a few ideas that can help you blend the two for natural light and privacy.
First, Consider Placement
Where are your windows located and how much space do you have to work with? And, more importantly, what’s the view? If your bathroom window looks out onto a private garden full of lush greenery, it can provide the perfect backdrop for a relaxing spa oasis. However, not everyone is that lucky. If your window view is a bit higher traffic, consider using a smaller, higher window to let light in while providing privacy.
Then, Privacy Options
If you’re looking for privacy, you have a few options.
- Obscure the View: Use opaque window glass or specialty window treatments to maintain privacy.
- Small & High: Use a transom window with a high placement in lieu of traditional windows in a bathroom space.
- Embrace It: If you have a private view, use arched windows or big picture windows to maximize the look and feel of bringing the outdoors inside.
Pair opaque glass windows with a neutral color palette. Creams and whites with a pop of artwork provide for a classic, effortless style.
Finally, Custom Workarounds
Sometimes you just can’t avoid it. For windows that intrude in the bath or shower area, work with a remodeler to get custom fabrication. Reputable bathroom remodelers will be able to cut around to fit your window placement while adding details that protect your windows from water damage.
Final Thoughts on Remodeling a Bathroom with Windows
Remodeling a bathroom with windows requires a little more attention to detail. But the good news is that you can embrace the natural light and have fun with windows in your bathroom without compromising privacy. EZ Baths of Louisiana has been providing custom bathroom remodeling options since 2012. Our team can help you choose the right colors, styles, and finishes to pull off a bathroom remodel with windows. Learn more with a free design consultation.
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