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Of all the places in our home, bathrooms are probably the most private. Due to their function and purpose, bathrooms demand a unique kind of window treatment. The windows ought to be able to ensure complete privacy from prying eyes while providing sufficient natural light and ventilation. Well, consider these easy and efficient ways to ensure bathroom window privacy before you start your next home improvement project.
There are multiple types of windows you could choose from, based on the size of your bathroom and utility.
Popular choices include outward opening crank windows, slider windows, skylights, classic shutter windows, transom windows and hopper windows.
While the size, style and placement of the bathroom windows is entirely your choice, safety regulations dictate that if you’re placing your windows around your shower/bathtub area, any glass below 60 inches ought to be tempered glass.
Frosted glass windows are a great way to maintain your bathroom privacy while still making sure you get adequate natural light during daylight hours.
There are multiple ways to achieve this.
You could buy frosted window film and stick it onto your window. You could even cut it into decorative shapes and designs if you wanted to. However, this might not be a completely foolproof solution. Bathrooms tend to be more humid than the rest of the house, and this humidity could cause the cling film to peel after a while.
Window cling films made of vinyl are more durable, and a little more expensive than regular window film.
You could buy a can of frosted glass spray paint and easily apply it to your glass window. Make sure you use some masking tape to protect the areas you don’t want to be affected.
While on the topic of using films, another option, if your insurance covers it, is to use double-sided tinted cling film. This not only tints your windows, but it also allows you to look out while completely obscuring the view from the outside.
The use of glass etching cream is a way to remove a thin layer of glass, leaving behind a permanently frosted window pane.