How to Choose a Window Treatment for Your Bathroom
Once the humble part of a home, the bathroom is becoming more of a focal point when it comes to remodeling. The trend has turned to luxurious bathrooms, and it may be here to stay; people are putting in high price amenities as well as using luxurious materials when decorating and remodeling. Some people see the bathroom as a refuge, the only place during their busy day that they can get some alone time and relax before starting their day. Some luxury bathrooms are even built with TV’s, radios, Jacuzzis and saunas. While these are nice items that some people will choose to put in their bathroom, the window treatments should not be over looked, they should complement the d?cor and style but they will also need to serve the purpose as to protect your privacy.
You will need to consider the environment that you will be putting the window treatments, bathrooms are typically humid. You may want drapes or special shades, which are great, but you will need a synthetic material or something that will not mildew. You might think wood is the right material but this will warp, you should look at a faux wood, vinyl or composite material; this could also save you some money. Ventilation is important in any bathroom, so whatever window treatment you decide to go with they should not interfere with this.
The most important thing when it comes to your window treatment option is privacy. If your bathroom window faces a street or a neighbor then you will want something that can control the light. When your bathroom is on the second or third level you can safely get a top down or bottom up option, this will give you privacy while also giving you some natural light.
You will want your window treatments to be theme and style appropriate. Many people are looking for something crisp, as it will go well with a spa themed bathroom, for this you should get something simple and sleek. If you want a more elaborate bathroom decor than your best bet will be to go with a layered look such as that popular with French and Mediterranean style homes. To get this layered look, you will want to get a top or side treatment that will go over your blinds or shutters.
Window treatments might seem unimportant right now, but when you are finishing your remodel or redesign then you will want to take some time to pick the style and color as this is what will really make your bathroom beautiful. If you make the wrong decision then your blinds or shutters may not last long and when it comes to the design it could detract from the overall beauty of remodel.