The bathroom windows in your Dayton home serve several purposes. They let in some natural light, provide ventilation, and add an element of style to your space. Choosing a unique window style for your bathroom is not always easy since there are so many different shapes, colors, and glass types to consider.
Here are some bathroom window design ideas to get you started on the right track.
Large, Etched Glass Windows for the Bathroom
One of the challenges of choosing and placing windows in a bathroom is preserving the element of privacy. If you really want to let in a lot of natural light and make glass a central element of your design, there is a solution: etched glass in a large picture window. The etching will make it impossible for anyone to see through the window clearly, maintaining your privacy, but the light will still shine through.
Small Circle Windows for the Bathroom
In a smaller bathroom, it’s helpful to choose softer shapes and colors to keep from overwhelming the space with too many harsh corners. Ovular or circular windows can do the trick. You can place a pair of them, or even three in a row, along one wall at about eye level. The higher placement helps with privacy.
A Pop of Color in Your Bathroom Windows
Many bathroom color schemes feature a dominant neutral color or two, plus a brighter accent color. Consider using your window to add that pop of color. You may also want to choose a dark window frame color like navy blue or black, as this will make your window stand out against a lighter-color wall.
The Natural Wood Look for Your Bathroom Windows
Using wood in a bathroom is often seen as adventurous since wood is susceptible to rot in moist environments. However, wooden accents make you feel relaxed and closer to nature, which is perfect in a bathroom. Wood composite materials, like Fibrex®, allow you to enjoy the look of natural wood in the bathroom without having to worry about rot. Fibrex is made from wood fibers and can be made to look like natural oak or maple, but it won’t warp or break down when exposed to fluctuations in temperature or humidity. This makes it perfect for bathrooms.
Upper Casement Windows in Your Bathroom
If you really like the idea of letting fresh air into the bathroom in your Dayton home, consider placing a casement window or two at the very top of your walls. Casement windows are mounted on side hinges and open with a crank. This allows them to capture side breezes, letting in lots of fresh air. The up-wall location preserves your privacy. Just make sure the windows are placed low enough that you can reach the crank to open them comfortably.
Small Squares With Grilles for Your Bathroom Windows
For bathrooms with a more country, rustic appeal, consider white windows in a small square shape. Fit the windows with grilles, also painted in white, which divide the windows into small squares. This design can be paired with some of the bathroom window design ideas on this list. For instance, you can place small, square casement windows near your ceiling or use etched glass to offer some privacy if you place the windows lower on the walls.
Which of these bathroom window design ideas appeal to you? Schedule a free consultation with Renewal by Andersen to learn more about the options for bathroom windows for your Dayton home.