A bathroom without windows creates a closed, claustrophobic effect that can take pleasure out of your beauty bath. A lot of people refrain from indulging in bathroom windows due to privacy concerns. You can use some innovative bathroom window ideas to turn this personal space into a sanctuary of sorts you recede to for being alone with your thoughts and close to nature.
An ideal bathroom window allows you to enjoy abundant sunlight, fresh air and a good view without compromising on your privacy. With the right dressing, you can customize a window of any shape and size as per your requirements. Install shades to ensure you get your share of light and fresh air without compromising your privacy, or use a thick cloak of curtains to create a cozy atmosphere during winter.
With your privacy concerns taken care of, here is a sneak peek into some novel bathroom window ideas that can completely transform the looks and appeal of any bathroom.
Let your bathroom be flooded with natural light by installing a large, slightly arched window on one wall. This one tall window eliminates the need for other smaller windows in the bathroom or artificial lighting during daytime. Besides facilitating in flow of natural light, a tall and arched window can serve was a great design element. You can add some trendy sheer curtains on the bottom half for privacy.
Wall-to-Wall Sliding Glass Window
Imagine a whole wall of your bathroom being replaced by glass to serve as your window to the world while you indulge in your beauty baths! Glass fitted on sliding aluminum or wooden frames are used for setting up wall-to-wall windows. While these may not be a suitable choice for those living in ground floor houses, they can be a great addition to bathrooms in high rise apartments. Use smoked glass to maintain privacy.
If you are pressed for space or not comfortable with the idea of a big openings in personal spaces like the bathroom, you can still keep it sufficiently lit up and aired by installing a circular porthole window at a reasonable height.
Double-flanked grid windows are a classic in the world of bathroom windows. The grids limit the view through the panes, but provide sufficient space for sunlight to escape in. Grind windows can be spotted in old lodges, villas and houses. If you have room, adding a window sill at the bottom can give an antique effect to your bathroom setting.
Clerestory windows on the top half of an obscure corner of the bathroom is an ideal means for ensuring flow of natural light without comprising privacy. Choose a wall that is not in direct view of the bathing area for setting up such a window. You do not have to bother with blinds and curtains with a clerestory window.
Stained or Fostered Glass Windows
Using stained or fostered window panes serve a dual purpose – it allows natural light to flow in and at the same time obstructs the view. Besides, stained glass can add an element of the old world to your bathroom setting. The vibrant colors used on the stained glass create a magical lighting effect under sunlight.