Bathroom Shower Window ChallengesEven though there are many benefits to having natural light in your bathroom, it seems that there are still a lot of builders who don’t really get this too well and go on to build crystal clear windows in the middle of you shower stall.

If you live in the countryside, then this is not a problem, but if you live in a Chicago neighborhood where people can easily see you if the window is open, then you may want to think twice about the types of window installation you plan on doing for your home.

Luckily, if privacy is what you’re looking for, there are many methods you can consider in order to obscure or block the view through a shower window and below we’re going to take a closer look at some of them.

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Shutters and Shades

bathroom window blindsIf you want to deal with one or more shower windows, then the best way to go about that is to cover them with a shutter or a shade. Regardless if you want to use a woven shade, sheer curtains or roman shades, the effect is going to be the same.

However, when it comes to choosing the right shade, you need to make sure it can be easily taken down and washed when required and that you can also use other cleaning products in order to maintain it.

While most people will go with plastic shutters, if you love a more organic look, then you can choose to get wooden shutters. However, to avoid warping, you need to treat them with a waterproof lacquer.

Bathroom Window Clings

If you don’t want to block the light your shower window provides you, then you can consider using window clings. Finding them is certainly not a problem and they can be ordered either from the internet or you can also find them in almost any retail store across the country.

If you want to only distort the appearance of things behind the window, then you can go ahead and purchase frosted clings. On the other hand, if you’d like to opt for something that’s a tad more elegant, then you need to go for a cling that resembles stained glass or one that depicts an image you like (such as a beautiful landscape for instance). However, if you do open the window for any reasons, you’ll lose your privacy.

Paint Window Pane or Frost It

Paint or Frost your bathroom windowFrosting is considered a more permanent option to achieving greater privacy and there are many paints and glazes you can use for your windows. For instance, you can even make your own glaze by mixing stale beer with Epsom salts until the beer has become saturated to the point it won’t be able to dissolve any more salt. Use a sponge to apply the mixture on your windows and scrub it off later.

Remove your bathroom windowWell… Go Ahead and Remove your Window

Last but not least, if you want 100% privacy, then you should go ahead and remove the window.

This is generally something that should be left to the professionals, since you need to match the interior and exterior finishes of the walls. It is also going to be in most cases the most expensive approach to your bathroom window.

It could run in thousands if the exterior wall has masonry finishes, it could also look ugly if matching the existing finish is not possible.

Other than that, this is the best way to make sure you benefit from full privacy when using your bathroom.