The bathroom is a room that should give us a sense of intimacy and privacy. It is also important for our comfort that it has plenty of light. So, does a bathroom need a window? What are the pros and cons of having a window in such an intimate space? Let's find out!
Benefits of having a bathroom window
Bathroom windows: a source of natural light
Natural light is an important element that affects how we live and work. The bathroom is no different. The sunlight that enters our bathroom through the window stimulates the production of serotonin. This has a positive effect on our health and well-being. It also makes routine hygiene much more pleasant. At the same time, we reduce the frequency with which we switch on artificial lighting, thus reducing our electricity bills. The sun's rays also influence the temperature of the room, helping to reduce heating energy consumption.
A practical and useful feature
Bathing, showering or having a beauty treatment with a window in the bathroom also means a new quality. If you have a lot of space, it will be nice to let in a breath of fresh air in the summer. Or, if you can, enjoy the beautiful scenery while taking a bath. If your bathroom is in the attic, you can even enjoy the starry sky as you bathe.
Better ventilation with a bathroom window
More efficient ventilation is undoubtedly the main benefit of having a bathroom window. By its very nature, a bathroom is exposed to high levels of humidity. This is why good air circulation is so important. It protects us from the formation of harmful fungi and mould.
Practicality meets modernity
The bathroom is a key room in our home. For many people, it is their calling card. We spend a lot of time in it and our guests use it too. We deserve to give ourselves and them a high sense of aesthetics. In addition to its practical benefits, a bathroom window also has a decorative function. It definitely increases the attractiveness and standard of the whole house.
Bathroom with a large window
Are there any disadvantages to having a window in the bathroom?
We have listed above the many advantages of having a window in the bathroom. However, there are cases where a window in the bathroom is not a practical or comfortable solution. This is the case with a very small bathroom. The window will unnecessarily 'take up' space that could be used in other ways. In addition, a washbasin should not be placed under the window and the shower should be on a separate wall.
If we are close to other houses, or if our neighbour has a perfect view of our bathroom, we may also have an intimacy problem. However, this problem can be solved with special ornamental glass, such as frosted glass.
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A second effective solution is external roller blinds, which can be fully or partially lowered when required.
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Do you need a window in a bathroom?
Bathroom windows became standard a few years ago in large houses where the bathroom is a statement room. Bathroom windows are now being installed in smaller houses and flats. Are they necessary? They are certainly a good and functional solution - they increase the comfort of the room, can reduce electricity and heating bills and, of course, improve the aesthetics of the bathroom.
So before you make a final decision on whether you need a window in your bathroom, consider all the pros and cons. After all, it's not just about the look, it's also about the practicalities.
And if you are interested in buying a bathroom window, please contact our sales team who will help you choose the right product.