Most bathrooms have windows, be it a big window above the tub, or even a few small ones near or inside the shower. But how are you going to dress the windows in your bathroom? There are lots of options for shades for your home, but the ones for your bathroom can be tricky as they need to not only address privacy concerns and natural light needs, but also need to be moisture resistant. Luckily, motorized shades and more are here to help.
Do you have windows in or around your shower? These windows can be tricky to dress as they are exposed to direct moisture all the time, not to mention that they often come in small or awkward sizes. One kind of window shade option that might work is a shutter. Try high quality composite shutters that can let light in and help steam escape out while helping you maintain privacy and hold up to the daily water exposure. You could also try waterproof or vinyl shades for your shower windows as they can be easier to install, especially if you are in a rental or a short-term home.
Bathtub windows need a special kind of window treatment that can completely block the view and be easy to use from inside the tub if you’re taking a bath or even giving the kids one. Most importantly, bathtub window treatments need to be waterproof as splashes and steam are a common occurrence around at tub.
Shutters are a great tub window shade solution. Look for high quality faux wood shutters that are durable and resistant to moisture and mold as they take the worry out of splashes and steam and are super easy to operate with their tilting louvers that also make it simple to get the exact amount of privacy and light you want. You can find shutters in tons of different colors to match your bathroom décor, or motorized shutters to help make things more convenient. Be sure to stay away from fabric window treatments for above your tub, as these will get musty and moldy quickly in the bathroom humidity.
Do you have a wet room as opposed to a traditional bathroom? These trendy new rooms usually have a combined shower and tub space without a shower stall and with a drain directly on the floor. Completely waterproof window treatments are absolute musts in these rooms, so maybe a window with frosted glass is the best way to go. If you don’t want frosted windows, you can try faux wood shutters or vinyl shades.
If you need more tips for choosing window shades for your bathroom windows, or have questions about shades in general, McNeill Palm is here to help. We have years of experience in the motorized shades industry, and would be happy to use that experience to help you find the best solution for your home. Please stop by and visit us or give us a call to learn more about what we can do for you and your windows.