The bathroom is, beyond a doubt, one of the most important parts of the home. If it doesn’t work for you, then life gets a lot harder.
Out of all the factors, there are a few more important than any. The feeling of comfort, the feeling of clean, and the feeling of privacy.
The first two can be provided by welcoming more light into the room, but natural light often comes at the expense of the latter: privacy. But it doesn’t have to.
Using shutters as your window treatment can give you the best of both worlds, and we’re going to look at how.
Bathroom Shutters – Let There Be Light
Light is crucial to the feeling of comfort and clean in the bathroom. Natural light is good for you, it’s relaxing, and it feels much brighter without the glare of artificial lighting. In a well-designed room, it also distributes a lot more evenly throughout, banishing the dark corners that can make it feel dirtier and dingier.
Rather than the expensive procedure of fitting frosted windows that can often be too obscuring, the right choice of window treatment can be a more reliable way to let the light in.
Taking Control Back
Shutters work best for lighting the bathroom precisely because of the amount of control they offer. If it’s night time or you just want total privacy, you can close them. If you want to let the full glory of the morning in, you can open them wide.
The adjustable louvres, the slats that slope diagonally throughout, allow for even greater control. You can choose different kinds to allow more range of control, too. It depends partially on the size and shape of your windows, but you could use full-height shutters, or you could go for partitions that mean you can adjust the top and bottom halves of your shutters individually (tier-on-tier shutters).
For instance, if you want some privacy with a shower but you still want to let some light in, you can totally close the lower portion while adjusting the louvres on top to be more open.
The Privacy You Need
The features mentioned above allow you to choose between light, privacy, or a comfortable compromise in between. But you want your bathroom to feel like a safe secluded space and shutters have even more features that make that a reality.
Because they’re made of solid, sturdy wood, they’re great for insulating and even soundproofing the room. You can keep the window open during a hot bath without being exposed to every distracting noise outside that might interrupt your relaxation, for instance.
On colder days, that extra insulation can help you avoid the familiar (and unwelcome) chill of a bone-cold bathroom, as well, when compared to thinner options like blinds.
Bathroom Shutters – Made to Fit & Made to Last
We have a very broad range of different shutters, distinct types, sizes, and colours, to fit just about any bathroom. As mentioned, using partitions allow you more individualized control over different portions of the shutters, finding just the right mix of light and privacy as to your needs.
On the other hand, full-length shutters without a partition might allow for more insulation at the expense of just a little of the aforementioned control.
For the bathroom, it’s recommended you go for the waterproof option, meaning that your shutters will last and last without too much need for maintenance work. These hard-wearing, long-lasting shutters are perfect for resisting not just moisture, but the effects of humidity and condensation that can be the downfall of other window treatments.
A Look to Love
It’s not all about practicality, of course, and we understand that perfectly. That’s why we offer not just a range of different fittings, but different aesthetics to our shutters, as well.
Whatever colour variety you choose, shutters offer a timeless, natural look that fits right into the warm, comforting feeling that so many want from their bathroom and is suited perfectly to classic interior design.
Brighter choices, like pure white shutters, keep it simple, making them better for minimalist contemporary décor, as well.
Finally, they simply have a lot more character than some of the more featureless window treatments, letting your home make a distinct statement that others might lack entirely.