Top 4 ways to use Blinds in your Bathroom
The practicality and style of a wet room or walk-in shower is all well and good, but to really make the most of your facilities, you’re going to need to add the right treatments, dressings and accessories to your windows. To help you get to grips with some of the available options on offer, guest blogger Luxaflex Window Styling gives us the lowdown on ensuring that your windows are watertight at all times.
So, you’ve decided to splash out on a wet room or a dedicated shower room, and have all of 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.
Consider your Options.
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.
Shutters give a room an air of sophistication, and white ones make the room bright and light. Plain-wood options will give the room a Scandinavian ‘sauna feel’, while Luxaflex faux wood shutters are ideal for a wet environment, as they won’t rot or go mouldy.
Don't Rule out Fabric.
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 up to 50% of the heat escaping, so look for window coverings such as Luxaflex Duette, which incorporate Architella, to increase your energy efficiency.
Luxaflex Window Styling offers the most comprehensive portfolio of custom-made window covering solutions, including indoor blinds, insect screens and outdoor screens and awnings, to beautifully complement any personal style, interior design and type of window. To find out more, visit www.luxaflex.co.uk