Think Your Small Bathroom is Too Small for a Window? Consider These Ideas

Almost every homeowner thinks that their bathroom is tiny, and most of the time, they are actually correct about that. Unfortunately, that also means that their bathrooms are too small for a real window.

If you are in the same situation, you may be disappointed, since you won’t have a lot of natural light within this space. Thankfully, there are things that you can do to either include a window in this space or increase the natural lighting that you currently have.

Here are 6 ideas for including a window in your small bathroom:

Add a Skylight: Since a skylight is up on the ceiling, you probably have enough room to put one in your bathroom. We recommend placing one over your shower, so that you can enjoy the shining sun during the day and the sparkling stars and moon at night.

Add Shutters: Smaller bathrooms normally mean not as many places to put a window of any size, which then leads to privacy concerns. If this is part of your problem, we recommend installing shutters over your window. This way, you can close the shutters when you want privacy and open them when you don’t.

Add Textured Glass: Privacy will never be a concern when you add textured glass to a window in your bathroom, and that means that you will never need to go without natural light either.

Add a Glass Block Window: Glass block windows are similar to textured windows, as they allow you the privacy that you want while the light shines through. That means that you can place a window anywhere in your bathroom and never worry about someone looking through.

Add a Transom Window: Transom windows can work beautifully in smaller bathrooms, as they can be tucked up closer to the ceiling over a toilet or a shower.

Add a Hopper Window: If you want to be able to open the window that you have in your bathroom, we recommend installing a hopper window. These windows are normally placed high up on a wall, but you can open it downwards for some fresh air. This is a great option if your bathroom is used for numerous hot showers every day, as it will give you a way to get rid of the moisture.

These are six excellent ways to either add a window or a way to increase the natural light that enters your small bathroom. If you are not sure which one will work best in your bathroom, give us a call; we’ll help you figure it out and advise on what’s best for your bathroom remodeling project.

Make Your Guests Feel at Home with These Quick Decorating and Remodeling Ideas

While you may love entertaining guests in your home throughout the year, we can completely relate to not wanting to go overboard when it comes to doing more than you need to during the preparation of each visit. Unfortunately, there are some areas of your home that you should focus on, to ensure that each one of your guests has a wonderful time when they are at your home.

Here are 4 quick decorating and remodeling ideas to make your guests feel at home:

  1. Update Your Guest Bathroom: No one ever wants their guests to use their own personal bathroom, which is one of the numerous reasons guest bathrooms were created! However, since you may not use your guest bathroom that often, you may not realize that it is a little worse for wear. We encourage you to go in there and take a good look around to see if the toilet is working properly, the fixtures are in good shape, and there are no issues with the flooring or lighting. This might be difficult, because you may walk out with a full list of things to do, but better to know before guests arrive or they will end up using your bathroom!
  1. Add Space to Your Kitchen: Kitchens can become cramped easily when even just a few people have been added to the mix, which is why we always recommend adding space. We know you can’t just knock done walls and expand out, but you can create additional counterspace and sitting areas without much trouble. You may want to consider adding more storage in the process, so you have enough room to get everything off the counters that you do have.
  1. Add a Drink Station: Guests always need to feel welcome in a home, and while you may not mind if they get their own food and drinks, they might be hesitant if you are in the kitchen preparing the next meal. That is why we recommend adding a drink station to your home and putting it somewhere out of the main area of the kitchen. This way, your guests can get a drink when they want and won’t need to worry about interrupting you and getting in your way. We recommend keeping everything that they need to make a cup of coffee or tea in this area and you can even take it a step further by including a beverage fridge for cold drink options.
  1. Add Natural Décor: Bringing the outdoors in is becoming more popular, so we recommend adding some natural décor to your home throughout the year. During the winter months, evergreen branches, pinecones, and colorful leaves can be placed on the table in the kitchen or other areas of your home. Fragrant flowers work wonderfully in the spring, as well as during the summer months.

These four things will ensure that your guests are comfortable and feel at home when they are visiting you at any time of the year. Most of them will not take that long do, so do not worry that you are going to be spending weeks or months remodeling, just so you can entertain.

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