Clear Connection: How Windows Enhance Your Living Space

Great Window Treatments For a Bathroom

Window treatments have two main purposes. The first is to regulate the amount of light that can come into a room from the outside when the sun is out. The second is to afford a greater degree of privacy. As such, it is the latter consideration that weighs most heavily on people's minds when they are dealing with a bathroom. Unless your bathroom is positioned in such a way that it is not overlooked, then you will probably want to ensure that prying eyes cannot see inside when you are using it. What are your main options?

Roller Blinds

Although other sorts of blinds, such as Roman and Venetian blinds, do a perfectly good job of stopping lines of sight into a bathroom, they are not very practical. This is because they tend not to operate well in an environment which becomes humid on a frequent basis. Either the material soaks up water and ends up going mouldy or you have the unwanted issue of needing to wipe down slats constantly. On the other hand, roller blinds can be made from a modern material which blocks light out to provide total privacy and which is waterproof. Modern fabrics are much better these days, so you don't need to worry about exposure to airborne moisture or even direct splashing.

Smart Glazing

Increasingly popular in hotels and offices, smart glazing is transparent when you want it to be but becomes tinted at the touch of a button. This is a good idea if you have an internal window which you usually want to see through but which still needs to afford total privacy when the room is in use. Of course, you can use smart glazing for an external window, too. This is a great option if you have a small bathroom or an en-suite which you want to keep relatively free from clutter because the window treatment is part of the glazing itself.

Louvred Shutters

Internal shutters are a great way of blocking out lots of light as well as adding security because they create a physical barrier. This is a good choice if you like to take a shower with the window open, for example, especially if your bathroom is on the ground floor. In order to maximise your privacy, go for louvred shutters because you can adjust them. This keeps you in control of how much light can come in, balanced against how much privacy you need to maintain. Ones made from vinyl are easy to keep in good condition in a wet room or bathroom.