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4 Ways to Combine Natural Light With Privacy in Your Bathroom

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Bathrooms are one of the trickiest rooms in the house to get right. One of the difficulties of bathroom interior design is making sure that you have lots of natural light pouring into the room while also maintaining a modicum of privacy. Fortunately, there are some clever ways that you can create or dress a window to ensure that you have privacy when you need it and that there's plenty of light as well.

Frost film. If you need to stick to a strict budget and you can't afford to invest in totally new frosted panes of glass for your bathroom, you can achieve exactly the same effect with frost film. Frosted films can be bought in varying degrees of opaqueness so you can really decide what would be best for your bathroom and your privacy needs. It can be a good idea to choose a home and garden centre that also offers installation of the film so you can achieve the most professional finish possible. If you have any other questions about frost films, click here for more information.

A glass block window. If you want a bathroom feature that combines privacy with natural light and is also a statement design feature, a glass block window is a stellar choice. Heavy glass blocks distort light as it comes through so you can still receive natural light but people won't actually be able to see you changing before and after a shower. While glass block windows look beautiful, they can be difficult to install yourself, so always lean on the talents of a construction specialist to take care of this for you.

Café curtains. This is a great solution if you don't want to waste time or money. Café curtains are essentially curtains that start around two thirds up the height of your windows. This means that you are afforded privacy when the windows are drawn but, at the same time, light can pour through the windows above the curtain. This is also a fairly easy DIY task for the weekend.

Staggered wooden blinds. Blinds are another good option for letting in as much or as little light as you would like. You can take this one step further by installing four blind panels across one large bathroom window. The advantage of this is that as you can potentially close the bottom set of blinds for the sake of privacy while keeping the top set of blinds open, allowing natural light to flood in.