Something as simple as upgrading your bathroom windows can dramatically improve the look and feel of the room. New windows can offer added natural light, a better view, or general style update. If you’re not sure where to begin when it comes to shopping for new windows, here are some tips from our experts to help you get started.
ESTABLISH A FOCAL POINT
You can improve both the look and functionality of your bathroom by installing the right windows and establishing a focal point. With proper treatment, you can enjoy just the right amount of light and privacy in your room. The window styles listed below can easily transform your bathroom. See photos for further inspiration.
If you have space and the view, don’t waste it with regular-sized windows. Floor-to-ceiling windows let you enjoy the view while having a relaxing bath or make you feel like you’re showering in nature. You can partially cover these windows if privacy is a concern.
Floor-to-ceiling windows will also give the illusion of a bigger space. With all the sunlight pouring in, you’ll also benefit from a more relaxing atmosphere. Large, beautifully designed windows can serve as a highlight of your bathroom.
If you’re not sure how a floor-to-ceiling window will look in your bathroom, our experts can help you visualize this final window look with our Home Visualizer tool that allows you to try on styles before buying.
WINDOW BY A BATHTUB
Okay, this one isn’t necessarily a window style, but strategically placing a window by a bathtub, or upgrading a window you may already have on that wall will do wonders for your bathroom! This will also become a good focal point. You can dress the window with beautiful drapery for privacy and added flair.
Whichever window style you choose here, it’ll allow you to maximize your sunlight or experience a bubble bath under the stars. Now that’s some good “me time”.
On another note, if you have a smaller bathroom but you’d like to bring in more light or make the room appear bigger, consider a bay window. A bay window would be perfect in a small bathroom because it protrudes out of the wall literally giving the bathroom more space. The shelf/nook that comes with having a bay window will also provide needed shelf/storage space.
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If privacy is a bigger concern but you’d still like to bring in more natural light consider a skylight window. Obviously, the bathroom would need to be on the top level of your home, but a skylight window can brighten up the room beautifully regardless of the size of your bathroom.
If you place the skylight right above the bathtub and hang some fresh eucalyptus from the shower head, it’ll make you feel like you’re peacefully in nature.