If you’re planning to buy new windows for your bathroom, there are plenty of things to consider. Bathroom windows should let in lots of natural light but also maintain privacy. You also need at least one window in your bathroom that opens. Keep in mind that bathrooms and showers increase moisture and humidity, so you need to install operable windows to reduce the humidity levels and prevent moisture damage.
Renewal by Andersen of Kansas City and Central Missouri, a professional window company, recommends homeowners keep these four things in mind when choosing bathroom windows.
Most windows are completely clear or transparent, but this may not be a good idea for your bathroom as you want to maintain privacy. As such, you may want to choose frosted, stained or seeded windows. These windows are textured in a way that you can’t see what’s behind the glass. Window transparency can be incorporated into your bathroom in many ways. Some homeowners make the bottom half of the window opaque and keep the top half clear, while others put a clear transom window above a larger texture window.
Most bathrooms are on the small side. One of the best and easiest ways to make a small bathroom appear bigger is to add light. To add light, you need to let in as much natural light as possible. As a general rule, the bigger the window, the more light you let in. For this reason, it’s ideal to have multiple windows in your bathroom. To maintain privacy, don’t forget about window transparency. A big, frosted window is a great solution to increase natural lighting while keeping your bathroom space concealed from the outside.
Bathroom windows should not only be beautiful and appealing but also functional. Because bathrooms get humid, you need at least one operable window to keep the room ventilated. This way, you also reduce excess moisture and prevent problems such as mold, rot and odor. Popular operable window options include double-hung, sliding and casement windows. Awning windows are the most common bathroom windows as they maintain privacy even when open.
The placement of your window also plays a role in the privacy of the bathroom. Bathroom windows placed higher on the wall offer more privacy than those at head height. Skylights are a fantastic option for maintaining privacy while adding lots of natural light to the bathroom. Not only that, but you can also enjoy a picturesque view of the sky when bathing. If you have a beautiful view above the sink or bathtub, you can also put a window there to elevate your bathing experience.
Need help replacing your bathroom windows? You can count on Renewal by Andersen of Kansas City and Central Missouri. Our window contractors offer quality replacement windows for your home. Give us a call at (913) 956-0887, or fill out our online contact form to schedule a FREE in-home consultation. We serve homeowners in and around Kansas City, MO.