If you’re like many homeowners considering converting a bathtub into a shower, you may be wondering what to do with a window in that space. There could be concerns with privacy or how water could deteriorate the framing around the window. However, having a window in your bathroom is practical, and it doesn’t have to stop you from updating that outdated bathtub.
Although bathroom windows are typically smaller than regular windows, they still have many valuable benefits. They let in plenty of natural light, which can help you save on power because you don’t have to turn on the lights during the day. They can also make a small bathroom feel spacious and, since they come in different styles, can complement the overall decor of your shower.
Read on to learn about the benefits of keeping a window in your shower and how Bath Experts can help you keep it looking great.
Add Privacy To Your Window
The top concern with having a window in the shower is the lack of privacy. Why not take some steps to make it better? You can still enjoy the benefits of having a window without sacrificing privacy.
Some of the privacy features you can add to your window include:
- Using frosted glass that blurs images in your bathroom while still letting in light
- Adding a layer of window film glass cover. These covers are made of vinyl and come in various colors, patterns, and textures to suit your style without keeping out light.
If you need additional privacy, you can install shades or shutters over the window. They are often made of polyester, vinyl, or PVC. Shades, shutters, or curtains made from bamboo or wood should be skipped since they can foster mildew growth due to the shower moisture.
Don’t Lose The Ventilation
A window significantly improves ventilation in a bathroom. The fresh air is vital to prevent condensation from sitting on the walls and fostering mold or mildew growth. The free-flowing air also drives unwanted odors from your shower. Additionally, natural ventilation saves you running an exhaust fan daily, thus saving you money on your electricity bill.
Keep The Window
Uncontrolled moisture in your bathroom can lead to structural damage to your window, insulation, and even the wall behind your window.
To waterproof your window, Bath Experts will:
- Remove any existing wood trim and replace it with a color matched acrylic trim system.
- Sealing the new trim system to your existing window prevents water penetration and the possibility of future damage.
- Some homeowners choose to cover their existing window completely, and we have a solution for that too.
Having a window in your bathroom shouldn’t feel like an obstacle. Contact Bath Experts today and find out how to turn your current bathroom into your dream bathroom in as little as one day.