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Problem Area: What Do You Do With a Glass Block Window?


Written By: Jaymi Naciri
Thursday, August 15, 2019

The window, as you can see, is directly over the bathtub and also right in the line of sight if you happen to be: in a towel, changing your clothes, or in the commode with the door open It happens. No one wants to meet eyes with a stranger while theyrsquo;re on the toilet.nbsp;

We also dont want to completely cover over the window because, despite the ugliness of the glass bricks, the natural light is lovely.nbsp;So, that also knocks out dark drapes; no one is going to be climbing in and out of the tub to open and close them, plus, wersquo;d still see the glass brick when they were drawn.nbsp;

There are a few ways we can go to fix this problem, and wersquo;re going through them below. Thoughts? Opinions? Alternate choices? Wersquo;re all ears.nbsp;

Sheer drapes

Yes, heavy drapes are out because we donrsquo;t want to block the light, but sheer drapes could work. Hanging the curtain rod at the same height as the shower tile would also give the space some much-needed symmetry.nbsp;

Shutters

Pretty but expensive. Thatrsquo;s how we feel about shutters in general. According to Realtor.com, you can ldquo;expect to spend 20 to 45 per square foot. Wood shuttersnbsp;will run you 200 to 350 pernbsp;window, while compositenbsp;shutters costnbsp;80 to 200.rdquo;

The per-window cost isnt so bad, but who are we kidding? We know if we start down this road with one window, wersquo;re going to have to do them all. People with shuttersmdash;is it worth it?

Blinds

Frankly, wersquo;re not fans. We have a feeling that if we covered the glass blocks with blinds, the only thing that would change is that there would be two unsightly things on the wall.

Window films

You know wersquo;re up for anything when wersquo;re considering something that is also referred to as a ldquo;decal.rdquo; But, seriously, these are pretty interestingmdash;especially Rhombus, whose grid pattern might? work with the blocks. And then therersquo;s Waves of Sun. It wouldnrsquo;t suck to take a bath with a view of the fake ocean. Right?

Then there are the window films that give you some opacity without a pattern, like this Sand Privacy Film.nbsp;

Decision, decisionshellip;.



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