Bathroom window treatments bring style, color, and decoration, while softening the look of the room's hard surfaces. If you're looking for an easy, fast and affordable way to freshen up the look of this important room, updating or adding new bathroom window treatments is something to consider.
Selecting the right bathroom window treatment starts by keeping the family's functional needs in mind, while at the same time,not loosing sight of your styling issues and desires. Your bathroom window coverings should complement the look of the decor while addressing the special circumstances of this particular living space.
Keep in mind that you can have beautifully painted or wallpapered walls, great tile, and tastefully selected towels and shower curtain, but if the bathroom window treatments don't go with the rest of the decor, the overall "feel" of the bathroom will not be what you had in mind. Or, you can select window treatments that match beautifully, but are not moisture resistant, and that great look you started with disappears years before its time.
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There are many factors to consider when selecting the right bathroom Window treatments. The main functional reasons to install window treatments in the bathroom are privacy and light control. Additional factors in making any choice include budget, safety, window orientation and moister resistance. You can have a beautiful window covering, but if it doesn't fit the function of the window, you won't be happy in the long run.
For obvious reasons, providing privacy is the most important function of your bathroom window shades or blinds. At the same time, most people want a lot of light (preferably natural light) in the area. This means that bathroom window treatments need to focus on both privacy and light. Window blinds and roller shades are popular for bathrooms because they offer easy control of both the incoming light, as well as privacy levels.
Top down bottom up shades or duofold shades are very popular for privacy. These shades can be lowered from the top or raised from the bottom. This allows light into the room but still provides privacy especially for second story bathrooms. Top down bottom up shades come in honeycomb cellular shades, bamboo woven wood shades, and roman shades. HOWEVER, if you use any of these options, the bathroom should have good ventilation and you do not want them near a source of water vapor, and you should inquire about the material and whether moisture exposure should be a concern.
Favorite light filtering and privacy control bathroom window coverings also include faux wood blinds, aluminum mini blinds, vertical blinds and roller shades.
When evaluating window treatment options for your bathroom, be sure to choose moisture-resistant materials in order to prevent warping, cracking, or mildew. They should be easy-to-clean, and be able to withstand steam and other water vapor. Popular bathroom window treatments material options for moister control include faux wood, vinyl, and aluminum. Tip: Protect window treatments by using a bathroom fan when generating moisture in the room.
You can't know what bathroom window covering options you have without knowing what sizes you need to order. The size of the area covered, whether inside or outside mount, will limit the availability of shades and blinds types made to those size ranges. Once you have this information, you are ready to start making choices.
Blindster offers illustrated instructions for measuring each type of kitchen window treatment.
Window covering cost for bathrooms vary considerably by type, so it's important that you have a plan and a budget to make sure you can achieve your overall window decorating goals. Keep in mind that you are buying something that should last for many years. Consider how long you think you will be living in your present home, as well as other factors that will influence how much you wish to "invest" in your bathroom window treatment's new look.
All Blindster window treatments conform with CPSC (U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission) standards. Many of our bathroom window treatments feature lift cords to raise or lower them, all conforming with these standards. It is very important to consider child safe bathroom window treatments when children or pets are present in a home, so be sure that any shades or blinds meet these CPSC standards. If you wish to eliminate cords altogether (even on treatments meeting the CSPC standards) many popular Blindster window treatments offer cordless options. For much more information about window covering safety, see Child Safe Blinds & Shades.
It can be really difficult to visualize the textures, colors and fabrics of various bathroom window blinds and shades. Blindster removes the selection guesswork by offering free samples of window treatments. This can help you in coordinating the overall look of the bedroom, to make sure that the bed linens, carpet, paint or other elements work together for just look you want. Be sure to hold the sample up to the window to evaluate the level of privacy it provides.
Although there's a lot to know about bathroom window treatments, you don't have to know everything about each type window blinds and shades available. Compare the advantages and disadvantages (presented below) of popular bathroom window coverings to assist in a quick elimination of those that don't meet the needs of the bathroom environment. This lets you spend more time focused on the window coverings better suited to your specific needs.-
The information you need to make the best bathroom window treatments selection is at your fingertips at Blindster.com. We are constantly adding to the online resource information about window treatments and decorating, but if you don't find everything you need there to make your decision, or you just want to talk with someone directly, we're just an email or phone call away.
The information you need to make the best bathroom window treatment selection is at your fingertips at Blindster.com. We are constantly adding to the online resource information about window treatments and decorating, but if you don't find everything you need there to make your decision, or you just want to talk with someone directly, we're just an email or phone call away.