Bathroom windows have slightly different requirements than those for other areas of your home. They should strike a balance between natural lighting, ventilation and privacy. Polar Bear Exterior Solutions takes a look at four things to consider when choosing bathroom windows.
The bigger your windows are, the brighter the bathroom will be. If replacing your windows is in conjunction with a bathroom remodel or involves resizing the wall opening, consider getting the biggest window area that the space will allow. It could be a row of smaller windows or a single large one.
Because privacy is required when using the bathroom, your windows should have glazing that can be frosted, textured or equipped with decorative stained glass. Any of these won’t provide you a clear view of the outdoors, but they’re enough to allow natural light and ventilation. In addition to these types of glazing, your bathroom window can be paired with the right treatments. Your choices for such are plenty, including plantation shutters and lacy curtains.
Your bathroom is a humid space, which is why ample ventilation is necessary to reduce the likelihood of mold and mildew growth. For this, you need at least one operable window that can be a standalone installation or mulled with other window styles. A variety of window styles work well in your bathroom, allowing you to find the right one that best fits the aesthetics of the entire space.
This can also play a vital role in the privacy, ventilation and natural lighting that your choice of bathroom window will provide. While conventional placement still works, you may consider placing your window high up to brighten your room and provide ventilation. All that’s left is wall space that you can use for storage and other bathroom elements.
Polar Bear Exterior Solutions provides the best windows for your home, featuring a variety of material options from several local and national manufacturers. Call us at (425) 290-5579 or fill out our contact form for a free estimate. We serve homeowners in King and Snohomish, and Skagit counties and the surrounding communities in the Puget Sound area.