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Are window shutters suitable for bathrooms?
Window shutters are becoming increasingly popular in the UK and it’s no longer unusual to see them proudly adorn many people’s living room and bedroom windows. As such a great addition to any property, people often ask ‘are window shutters suitable for bathrooms?’.
Normally, wood is susceptible to damage in humid and steamy environments so it’s natural that people would question their suitability in a bathroom. Providing that you opt for waterproof shutters, these window dressings not only work exceptionally well in bathrooms, they also provide a host of different benefits.
They’re incredibly hygienic
If you want to prevent germs and illnesses spreading, hygiene in the bathroom is very important. One of the many benefits of window shutters is that they’re incredibly easy to keep clean. Simply wipe them over with a damp cloth and a suitable cleaning solution and you don’t have to worry about germs and bacteria accumulating. This is a much more practical solution to something like a blind which is much harder to keep clean and may even require you to take it down to do so.
You can leave the window open
You may like to keep the window open when you have a bath or shower so that the room doesn’t get steamed up. The problem is however that if it’s windy, having blinds or curtains may result in an embarrassing moment. What’s more, blinds can also be very noisy in the wind which doesn’t make for a nice relaxing bath.
Because shutters are solid, you don’t have to worry about them moving around or generating any noise regardless of how windy it is.
Building regulations nowadays, mean that all bathrooms should be built with an extractor fan (https://www.telegraph.co.uk/lifestyle/interiors/jeffhowell/3355321/Must-I-ventilate-my-new-bathroom.html) however many of us also like to throw our bathroom windows open for thorough ventilation.
Proper ventilation is important in any bathroom to prevent mould from growing. One of the most effective ways of airing out any area of the home is of course to open a window. Leaving windows open does of course pose potential security issues, especially if you forget to close them before you go out. Even in the event that the odd open window is accidentally left open, you can be rest assured that not only is it virtually impossible for a potential intruder to see through the window, shutters can act as a deterrent because they don’t allow quick and easy access like curtains and blinds do.
They can make the room look bigger
We would all love a bigger bathroom but unfortunately for most of us, this isn’t always possible. Just because you can’t physically have more room, it doesn’t mean that you can’t create the illusion of space however.
Shutters are great at making small rooms look bigger because you don’t have to worry about bulky curtains or blinds. What’s more, when they’re sat flush against your windows, they don’t take up any space in the room whatsoever.
Why not use some of these great tips as well if you have a small bathroom: https://www.forbes.com/sites/houzz/2016/09/30/how-to-make-your-small-living-room-look-larger/#2908c58f2072
They add warmth
There’s nothing worse than getting out of the bath or shower and into a freezing cold room. With window shutters, this never has to be a problem again because they can be just as efficient as keeping out the cold as double glazing is. Not only does this help to keep your bathroom nice and warm, it also saves on your heating bills.