There are plenty of simple and effective ways to improve your bathroom – and getting new windows is one of them. But you’ll need to cover a few bases before moving forward with your project. Here are the things to consider when picking new windows for your bathroom.
1. Good Access to Natural Light
Good lighting design is crucial in your bathroom. And while you can achieve this with a smart mix of ambient, task and accent lighting, you still have to account for natural illumination during the daytime. This is where your new windows come into play. You’ll want to pick styles that allow you to bring more natural light into the space. Double hung, sliding and picture windows are all excellent options. But sliding windows, in particular, are especially useful. Aside from their slim frames and expansive glass, which maximize natural light in your space, they also allow for effortless operation, helping make your bathroom more accessible.
2. Sufficient Natural Ventilation
Most of the activities you can do in the bathroom are water-related. These generate a significant amount of moisture. And where there’s excess heat and moisture, mold and mildew can’t be far behind. To prevent mold and mildew from forming in your bathroom, make sure the space is always well-ventilated. You should try incorporating Renewal by Andersen® casement windows into the room. Their sashes create a wide opening that allows warm, moisture-laden air to escape while also increasing the fresh, cool air that comes inside. To better direct breezes into your bathroom, leave the sashes open at a 45-degree angle.
3. Greater Privacy
Of course, you shouldn’t overlook privacy in one of your home’s most personal spaces. When adding new windows for your bathroom, proper placement is a must-do. Have them installed higher up the wall instead of head height so you can still enjoy more natural light in the room without compromising your privacy. Try to position your bathroom windows somewhere that doesn’t face the street or a neighbor’s home as well.
Stress-Free Bathroom Window Replacement
Let Renewal by Andersen of Northwest Ohio take your bathroom’s look and feel to the next level with our high-quality replacement windows. Get started on your window upgrade by calling us at (419) 931-6970 or filling out this convenient online form. We proudly serve homeowners in Toledo, OH, and other areas in Lucas County.