Bathrooms have always been a place for comfort and relaxation. The look of a bathroom can vary, depending on wall decorations, paintings, paints, pieces of furniture or even tiling to make your stay in the bathroom as relaxing as it can be.
opens the room up and creates opportunity for more natural light which is more beneficial than artificial light for many different reasons.
Creating more natural light in the home can lead to higher productivity, more creativity and a better sleep schedule. As humans, our eyes and brains function much more efficiently when we are around natural light rather than artificial light.
Before heading to a shop to buy windows, take some time to learn some important terms for windows:
- flashing– material installed on windows in order to prevent water from entering the gaps;
- mull– to adhere windows together;
- muntins– separates the sash into smaller parts of glass;
- R- value– number that represents the insulation capacity. If you are opting for higher insulation, get the ones with a higher number. and
- sash- the frame that holds the glass window; the number of hung windows is the same number of frames.
Also, consider these factors in choosing the best glass window for your bathroom:
Energy efficiency- the capacity of a window to reflect radiated heat back to the room; the more efficient the window, the better as it captures natural daylight to warm a certain room. Using highly- efficient windows are better for bathrooms to dry tiles and avoid molds.
Environment– Consider having two or three-pane glass windows that has spaces in between. The air between these panes insulate the room.
Installation- When choosing windows, consider the path of water when the bathroom is being used. It is important to use flashing tapes to seal the installation of windows.
Placement- Choosing the best place for your window is an important factor as you want the view of nature but you also want privacy. Some windows can be placed high above the wall or on the ceiling to get natural light in and still secure your privacy. Some can be glazed to let natural light in but still allow you to enjoy your privacy.
Ventilation- Some pictures in our gallery show windows that are operational, meaning they can be opened to let air in. However, some windows show a magnificent view but are fixed, meaning they cannot be opened. Most pictures in our gallery show tubs near a window. In this case, a tempered glass is most recommended for safety purposes.
In the picture below, there are two operational windows and one fixed window with an option to glaze.
I like the view but I also want privacy. Is there a way to get these two?
If privacy is one of your big considerations, here are some options you may consider:
Glass apps– glasses are applied with self-adhesive smart film. After this, the glasses can be controlled to be opaque or transparent using a control. Seen on the left image are windows that are opaque while on the right, the glasses were controlled to be transparent.
Frosted glass– To improve privacy in your bathroom, you may opt for frosted glass windows which can come in different designs. These glasses diffuse and scatter light but still illuminate the room. If you already bought transparent glass windows, you may use frosted window films that can be used to have the same effect without replacing your existing glass windows.
Here in our gallery, our only investment is windows, large windows that showcase the beauty of nature that can be seen from these gorgeous bathrooms.
Come and take a look at these bathrooms and let us make you feel like you have walked in the park after browsing these photos.
A trendy bathroom with a freestanding tub, overhead shower, vessel sink and flat panel cabinets. The wide, floor to ceiling window provides natural lighting into the room and gives a very relaxing view of the forest.
An eccentric bathroom with black marble tile flooring, complementing mini wall tiles, wooden sink area and wooden ceiling. It has a door sized panel window that gives an innate light into the room.
An era style bathroom with corner tub for long soaking and a wide clear 6-panel glass window that provides relaxing view of the outside greenery. It also has a powder area with a cushioned seat.
A spacious bathroom with freestanding tub, gray marble walls and gray pebble tiles. It has wrap around windows that provide light and create an overall image of expansion.
A contemporary design bathroom with white tub, enclosed shower room, wooden flooring and flat panel cabinets for essentials. Wide panel window allows natural light and provides a relaxing view.
Traditional bathroom with blue marble tub, matching sink and backsplash tiles. The tall panel windows let natural light in and has pull out drapes for privacy.
This contemporary bathroom has a freestanding tub, enclosed glass panel shower and huge wall-sized window. It has an undistracted view of the outside and a shade which you can use whenever you opt for privacy.
A traditional bathroom that has a deep tub, marble sink, white tiles and light brown flooring. The wide adjacent windows, which can be opened from the bottom, provides natural light and great ventilation.
A modern bathroom with freestanding tub, vessel sinks, wide mirrors and flat panel cabinets. The white wall complements the dark tile flooring. It also has jalousie windows where you can control lighting and airflow according to your preference.
Transitional bathroom that has white freestanding tub and matching sink. Wooden panel boars are used to cover the windows for privacy; it also has brown diagonal flooring tiles for accent.
A varied design bathroom with an enclosed shower room, rock marble flooring and glass door. The wide window provides lighting and a shade to cover for privacy.
An Asian inspired bathroom with deep tub for soaking and a vessel sink on a low table. It has a glass window with wood brackets that matches the over-all wooden theme.
This spacious bathroom has an enclosed shower room, white single panel sink, green single panel cabinet and dark tile flooring. It has mid-sized low window and smaller square widows on the top portion of the room. The windows provide great outdoor light and ventilation.
A mid-sized bathroom with a minimalist design for convenience and practicality. The single wide window gives a great view outside and complementary indoor lighting.
This contemporary bathroom design has a spacious wooden floor, gray table top area, deep sink and vertical mirrors. Huge vertical windows enclose the area, providing ventilation, great lighting and adds character to the room.
A transitional white bathroom with dark wooden flooring, freestanding tub and twin panel windows. The windows give an ample indoor lighting, ventilation and a homey appeal.
This modern bathroom has a deep tub and matching toilet and sink. It is also surrounded with cream tiles and mirrors. The broad window gives day lighting, but covers up for privacy. The tall leafy plants are for natural design.
This contemporary bathroom has a deep dark marble tub, great for soaking and relaxation. The room also has a wrap-around windows that provides indoor lighting and scenic view of the forest.
This transitional bathroom has mini marble tiles, a bench and two shower heads in an enclosed space. It also has a glazed window that still transmits light and keeps you private as well.
Photo by Addhouse – Discover transitional bathroom design inspiration
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A mid-sized bathroom with an elevated dark tile ramp for a freestanding tub. It also has pebble marble tile flooring. The wrap around window encloses the room that also provides ample indoor lighting.
This spacious and relaxing bathroom is made more beautiful with the floor to ceiling windows that allow natural light to pass through. The round free standing tub is perfect for this bathroom.
Blue sky and white clouds seem to be the finishing touch for this luxurious bathroom. The dropdown sink partnered with an LED TV spell relaxation.
Wall to wall windows create the visual illusion of space in this bathroom. Being one with nature is not difficult with this arrangement.
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