The modern bathroom is a thing of beauty.
No longer overlooked or dismissed as a purely functional space, washrooms of today have become a relaxing retreat from our hectic, fast-paced lives.
They are a place to slow down, unplug, and pamper ourselves. A place of solitude and reflection. A place to welcome guests after a long journey. So, it’s no wonder we want them to be as inviting as possible.
One of the simplest ways to transform your bathroom into an attractive oasis is by adding windows. Here are a few reasons why:
An infusion of natural light
Though necessary at times, artificial lighting can make a room feel cold and confined.
In contrast, natural sunlight adds warmth and makes even the smallest space look more open and welcoming. A healthy dose of vitamin D also supports our natural sleep/wake cycle, increases focus, and has a positive effect on our mood and productivity.
Considering the bathroom is the first place we visit each morning to begin the day, adding a window or two is a smart move.
Bring the outside in
Like sunlight, surrounding ourselves with the beauty of nature benefits both our physical and mental health.
Installing windows in the bathroom, whether they are traditional or specialty windows, removes the barrier to the outside world and helps us feel more connected to nature. Just being able to see blooming flowers, swaying trees, or a slice of blue sky from the washroom is an instant mood lifter.
Did you know bathrooms used to be called “wash-down closets” or “water closets”? It makes sense, considering what we use them for. It also makes sense that they see a lot of moisture—which can lead to mold growth if they don’t have proper ventilation.
In addition to using a ventilation fan, windows can help facilitate air flow so the warm, moist air can escape and the cool, dry air can come in. Multi-pane windows are a great option, since the added insulation can help prevent sweating in a humid environment.
What about privacy?
Despite the many benefits of bathroom windows, nobody wants the neighbors seeing everything they do in the loo. Thankfully, this is easily solved in a couple ways.
Window treatments, such as blinds, curtains, and shades can quickly provide privacy when needed. You can also look into using privacy glass in your windows.
Ready for new windows? The bathroom is a great place to start.
If you are thinking about installing new windows or replacing your existing windows, starting with a small space like a bathroom is a great way to improve the look of and increase the value of your home without breaking the bank.
In addition to getting a feel for your personal design style and learning about the different window types available, it can be a starting point for finding an efficient and reliable window contractor.
When you’re ready to turn your washroom into a beautiful oasis, contact the team at XO Windows. As the largest window distributor in Arizona, we have installed over 2 million windows for happy clients, and we’d love for you to be next!