Unlike any other window, bathroom windows need to have a quality that’s essential: privacy. It’s true that if you live on a farm with the closest neighbors at driving distance, you probably wouldn’t care too much about this aspect. Nonetheless, even in the wilderness, if you share your living space with other people, be them your parents, spouse or children, you may want to enjoy your privacy while using the bathroom.
Here are few ideas to guide you in combining beauty with comfort in a way that doesn’t cost you a fortune and perfectly fits the style of your home.
One of the simplest ideas for enjoying beautiful bathroom windows and your privacy at the same time is to place your windows a bit higher than usual. If a window is closer to the ceiling than to the floor, it will be practically impossible for anybody outside the house to be able to see the interior of your bathroom. If you enjoy having a lot of light in the bathroom, don’t be afraid to choose tall and wide windows. Just make sure they start at a height that makes then inaccessible to potential outside viewers.
If you can’t change the size or the positioning of your bathroom windows, you can still secure some good level of privacy by using sheer window treatments that let diffuse light in while keeping unwanted looks out. There are lots of special bathroom curtains and drapes that can enhance the looks of your house without adding a huge amount of extra work for the housekeeper. Special bathroom curtains are made from materials that are resistant to high humidity levels, easy to wash and also easy to dry.
If you can’t change the positioning of your windows and you hate curtains, you can still enjoy light and privacy at the same time by replacing the normal glass with translucent one. This will let the light in, but won’t permit visibility. The drawback of this solution is that you won’t be able to enjoy the outside view while relaxing in your bathtub. If this doesn’t matter for you, it’s fine. If it does matter, though, you’d probably be better off with applying a special treatment coating to your windows that makes them appear dark from the outside, yet let the visibility intact when viewed from the inside. This choice has another advantage, as well: it helps preserving the interior temperature of the room.
These are only a few ideas, but you could come up with lots more if, for instance, you browse some home and garden appliances and decor catalogs or magazines or if you look on specialized websites and select what you like most. The most important thing is to make sure you don’t give up your comfort for the sake of the looks or from fear your privacy will be invaded by strangers looking at you through your bathroom windows. Keep in mind that most people passing by usually mind their business and don’t even notice windows or other details on houses in the street.