Why choose window shutters for your bathroom?June 6, 2015
When designing a beautiful new bathroom, often you are limited in terms of light levels, space and budget. While you may have a gorgeous bathroom designed, however it doesn’t take into account the light levels needed for your bathroom, ergo you need to install a whole bunch of spotlights into the ceiling just to improve the overall look of the room.
However, what if you could use the natural light from the window to increase light levels, without having to compromise on privacy? Interior window shutters provide a range of different privacy settings as well as still letting ample light in. In comparison to curtains or blinds, roller shutters are incredibly versatile as they can be adjusted to suit your personal preference.
The Benefits of Adding Window Shutters to your Bathroom Design
Easy to clean
Window shutters are treated in order to make them incredibly easy to clean. With many styles of window shutter you can simply wipe down the window with a damp cloth and then wipe it dry, making any stains or spills no trouble for window shutters.
Certain styles of window shutters have been designed for bathrooms so that they are waterproof and durable. This makes them vastly preferable to curtains or blinds, as curtains can harbour mould and mildew as well as the chords on both blinds and curtains. Perfect for reducing mould in the house and as window shutters don’t have any dangling chords they are safe alternatives for young children.
Cut to measure
You may have an oddly shaped bathroom window, or a little window that is more of a porthole than a window. Still, privacy is a necessity so it must be covered. In order to continue an underlying ‘theme’ in the bathroom, window shutters can be cut and fit to measure, suitable for any size or shaped window you might have. This makes it far easier to decide when trying to pick out a ‘theme’ for your bathroom!
Choose your shutter colour, style and finish
Complete customisability is important when choosing accessories for your new bathroom. It can be difficult to compromise when you have a particular idea of what the bathroom will look like in your head, however having the choice of different colours, styles and finishes in window shutters really helps you to make the decisions that matter.
Choose your shutter design – louvre width, shutter arrangement
Want to let in a decent amount of light in but also love your privacy? Looking for something that gives a subtle amount of light without having to completely close off the window? As window shutters can be customised with different louvre widths, you can choose a window shutter suited to your needs. You can also choose alternating designs that involve half-shutters, where a shutter covers the bottom or top half of a window, making it ideal for privacy vs light situations.
While window shutters may not be at the forefront of your mind for the ideal bathroom design, it really is stunning what can be done with versatile window shutters. By switching to a simple shutter design, you can add those few finishing touches to the bathroom design. Plus as previously stated, window shutters are suitable for all ages, as no dangling chords mean they are perfectly safe for bath time for the kids as well.
When designing your bathroom it is always important to picture yourself using this bathroom in five or even ten years’ time. Bathrooms should be built for longevity and as window shutters are both durable, sturdy and flexible, you are pretty much guaranteeing a first class bathroom for many years to come.
This article was provided by Brighton based, bespoke bathroom design specialist www.thebrightonbathroomcompany.co.uk.