Many bathrooms do not have windows; something that significantly reduces the amount of light getting inside. For those with a window, the window is often located right inside the shower stall. This presents a bit of a problem when it comes to privacy. The good news is that there are a number of ways to cover a bathroom window without limiting the entry of natural light. One of them involves installing the best shutters for bathrooms.
A Look at the Best Shutters for Bathrooms
A bathroom window is probably the most difficult to dress in a home. There are limits to the colours that homeowners can use, as well as in shape and size. In addition, there are severe limitations in terms of the materials that can be used. Some of the materials used to make shutters for other windows in the house would perish in a bathroom’s harsh environment. Given the bathroom’s saturated atmosphere that contains a lot of moisture, shutter fabrics such as cotton, silk, velvet or wool would be ruined.
Installing shutters for bathrooms over the windows can provide a bathroom with an Old World Charm. Also, such window treatments make it possible for small amounts of natural light to get in, even when the window is closed. Considering the moist environment in a bathroom, usually, it is best for wood shutters to be avoided. Instead, the homeowner can go for vinyl or plastic products that are easy to maintain and clean. Most of the times, shutters best work with windows that are not flush with surrounding walls. The homeowner may have to order customized shutters for the project, depending on the window’s size. This is particularly the case if he or she lives in an older home. Upon buying or receiving the correct size, the homeowner can install them directly to the window’s frame. This can be done by securing a hanging strip that will give the frame sufficient thickness for the hinges. The hinges are then installed to the frame prior to attaching the shutters to the hinges.
Installation can vary, something that will depend on the product. The best shutters for bathrooms are made using a material known as ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene). This material is water resistant, making it ideal for not just for bathrooms, but also any damp or wet area in a house. Robust and hard wearing, these shutters are ideal for use in bathrooms, kitchens, or any other room that is prone to huge amounts of water. They are ideal for use as indoor swimming pool shutters, conservatory shutters, Jacuzzi bath shutters and shower room shutters.
Perhaps the best feature of these shutters for bathrooms is that they let in little amounts of water. This means that even when fully submerged in water, they suffer little damage. Such an ability to withstand wet conditions means that irrespective of the amount of steam generated, the window dressings will not be affected significantly. It is easy to control privacy and ventilation in the bathroom with the shutters. The homeowner can open the bathroom window to let in fresh air. He or she can also open the shutter just wide enough to allow steam to escape. This can be done without the bathroom being exposed to the gaze of passersby.
Contact Complete Blinds today to find out more about the shutters for bathrooms we have available!