Problem Area: What Do You Do With a Glass Block Window?
Written By: Jaymi Naciri
Thursday, August 15, 2019
The window, as you can see, is directly over the bathtub and also right in the line of sight if you happen to be: in a towel, changing your clothes, or in the commode with the door open It happens. No one wants to meet eyes with a stranger while theyrsquo;re on the toilet.nbsp;
We also dont want to completely cover over the window because, despite the ugliness of the glass bricks, the natural light is lovely.nbsp;So, that also knocks out dark drapes; no one is going to be climbing in and out of the tub to open and close them, plus, wersquo;d still see the glass brick when they were drawn.nbsp;
There are a few ways we can go to fix this problem, and wersquo;re going through them below. Thoughts? Opinions? Alternate choices? Wersquo;re all ears.nbsp;
Yes, heavy drapes are out because we donrsquo;t want to block the light, but sheer drapes could work. Hanging the curtain rod at the same height as the shower tile would also give the space some much-needed symmetry.nbsp;
Pretty but expensive. Thatrsquo;s how we feel about shutters in general. According to Realtor.com, you can ldquo;expect to spend 20 to 45 per square foot. Wood shuttersnbsp;will run you 200 to 350 pernbsp;window, while compositenbsp;shutters costnbsp;80 to 200.rdquo;
The per-window cost isnt so bad, but who are we kidding? We know if we start down this road with one window, wersquo;re going to have to do them all. People with shuttersmdash;is it worth it?
Frankly, wersquo;re not fans. We have a feeling that if we covered the glass blocks with blinds, the only thing that would change is that there would be two unsightly things on the wall.
You know wersquo;re up for anything when wersquo;re considering something that is also referred to as a ldquo;decal.rdquo; But, seriously, these are pretty interestingmdash;especially Rhombus, whose grid pattern might? work with the blocks. And then therersquo;s Waves of Sun. It wouldnrsquo;t suck to take a bath with a view of the fake ocean. Right?
Then there are the window films that give you some opacity without a pattern, like this Sand Privacy Film.nbsp;
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