In many older homes, the bathroom windows are slightly more than an afterthought. When you’re building or renovating a home, however, it’s important to prioritize them. If you’re scheduling residential roof installation services, talk to your contractor about installing new bathroom windows too.
Unlike other windows, those installed in a bathroom can present a dilemma. You want more natural light to come through them, you also want them to be a source of good ventilation, but how can you achieve those things if you’re also concerned about privacy?
Here’s how to decide on the right type of windows for your bathroom.
A bigger window can let in more natural light, and a bright bathroom is a good one. You can also add more than one window for even more light.
Size also determines how much ventilation your window or windows can provide. With more than one window, you can achieve better airflow whenever you need to air out the room. As a bathroom is the part of your home with the highest level of moisture, airing it out now and then is important.
While you want bigger windows for more light and air, you don’t want to compromise your privacy. The bathroom is perhaps the most private area of any home, so you have to protect that privacy. There are several ways to achieve this.
One way is to use frosted, textured, seeded, or stained glass. If you don’t want to use anything other than clear glass, think about using window film. You can install film that still allows plenty of natural light in, lets you see outside clearly, yet won’t allow anyone from the outside to look in.
It’s a good idea to install only operable windows in a bathroom so you can open them and air out the room. Combining operable windows with glass blocks or transoms can achieve the desired effect. Talk to your window installation and residential roof repair contractor about this.
Where you place the windows is also crucial for privacy and lighting. If privacy is your main concern, think about installing windows above head height. For maximum privacy while letting in maximum lighting, as well, try skylights.
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