So you have decided to splash out on a wet room or a dedicated shower room and have all the latest up-to-the minute equipment, but what to do with the windows. Steam will tend to turn into condensation when it hits cold glass, so you’ll need proper ventilation and standard, run-of-the mill products for the window are out of the question. Waterproof blinds are the next essential to consider, protecting your modesty but also able to handle the damp environment.
Treated wood shutters or metal Venetians are clearly waterproof. Bathroom venetian blinds can offer a great solution as they can be made in a whole range of window treatments, such as waterproof or able to angle for privacy in wood or metal. Faux wood blinds are very durable in these spaces and the slats can come in various sizes as do the tapes. Narrower slats give lots of privacy even when open but larger blades can seem contemporary and allow a lot of visibility when you want to let the sun shine in. Price from £135.
Shutters gives a room an air of sophistication and white ones make the room bright and light. Plain wood ones will give the room a Scandinavian ‘sauna feel’ Luxaflex Faux wood shutters are ideal for a wet environment as they will not rot or go mouldy. Price from £268 per sq. meter.
But fabric designs are possible too – look for a special coating such as Dustblock®. Blinds are also useful for locking in heat on chilly winter mornings. When considering temperature or browsing neat radiators for bathrooms, remember that energy-saving blinds prevent the up to 50% of the heat escaping, so look for window coverings such as Luxaflex Duette that incorporates Architella to increase your energy efficiency. Price from £179.