Ideas for a Tub & Shower With a Window


Natural light can bring cheer to a space, but if you want to place a window in your bathroom, you need to be careful about how you do it to allow for the proper amount of privacy. You can place windows and varieties of windows in ways that can maintain this privacy while looking stylish and letting in lots of natural light or that simply allow you to gaze at the great outdoors beyond your windows.

Glass Blocks

  • Glass blocks are square, textured blocks, typically a few inches thick, and work well as bathroom window materials due to their texture, which obscures the line of sight through the window. Since the blocks obscure the line of sight, they can be used down the whole vertical surface of a wall, from floor to ceiling. The problem, of course, is that there is no way to clear the line of sight, which is a problem if you want to see out of the bathroom at times.


  • Skylights are an ideal way to add natural light to a bathroom since, due to their placement in the ceiling, they are private yet also allow an unobstructed view of the sky, day or night. If debris gets on the roof of your home, such as from fallen leaves or pine needles, clearing and cleaning a potential downslide can be inconvenient.

Decorative Window Film

  • Window film is essentially a large, translucent sticker that goes over the entirety of a window, giving it added texture or color, which can help you make an existing window more private without the use of curtains that would prevent light from coming in whenever you use the shower. This solution functions in a similar manner to glass blocks but is less permanent and allows for more variation to match your bathroom decor.

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