Four Ideas For Bathroom Windows With Privacy In Mind

It’s always nice to have functional bathroom windows. After all, having a bathroom window or two definitely brightens up a room we use so much. And starting off the day in a bright, airy room is certainly a great way to begin the day on the right foot.  But the key concept to keep in mind when choosing bathroom windows is how to receive all of the benefits they provide, while still maintaining a modest level of privacy. Here are four ways to accomplish just that…

One – Use Permanently Opaque Or Frosted Glass

Using lightly frosted or opaque glass is a great way to include windows in the bathroom. They’re still perfectly able to let all of the light in, but without revealing anything that should be kept private. Because this type of glass can be used in standard functioning windows, using this privacy idea can still even allow the opening of bathroom windows to take advantage of the nice outdoor breeze.

Two – Automatically Frosting Windows

Auto-frosting windows are becoming increasingly popular in today’s modern homes – both in bathrooms and in other rooms of the house too. Basically, the windows include a special feature that instantly “frosts” the window with a flip of a switch. The frosting is actually accomplished by a unique reactive material placed between the panes of glass that is activated electrically. These allow both privacy when needed and the ability to appreciate the outdoor view when that’s preferable.

Three – Use Glass Blocks For Bathroom Windows

Chances are, you’ve seen this technique used for creating an exterior bathroom window before. It works great – the light can shine in, but the transparency is completely obstructed. Some architects even use glass blocks for internal bathroom walls or for shower walls. This is a nice technique; however, many find the look to be really modern. So depending on the style of your home, this may or may not be a desirable choice.

Four – The Stained or Leaded Glass Look

Traditional stained and leaded-style glass is a unique option for having windows while maintaining privacy in the bathroom. However, in modern construction, using old-fashioned single pane glass would just be inefficient. This can be overcome either by mounting a real art glass window frame on the inside of the existing window. Alternately, some window manufacturers have really great artistic window designs that accomplish the stained or leaded glass look while still providing a modern efficient and functioning window.

Having bathroom windows is important. But perhaps even more important is the need for privacy. Fortunately, by using these ideas or other similar ideas, both needs can be met.

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