Friday, May 19, 2017

The BEST part of the bathroom reno

Hey hey! I had a different post planned for today but I am SO EXCITED about what went into the bathroom today, I just couldn't wait to show you. 

It's big people. Actually, it's really tiny. :) This bathroom has been a black hole for 13 years -- it's the only room in the house that didn't have a window. I've learned over the years that natural light is the best decorating accessory and it just plain improves my mood. We are lucky to have a ton of windows in our house and I would add even more. 

So for as long as I can remember I've wanted a window in this bathroom. It's been ready for a few weeks now:
Bathroom with dark gray floor tile

And this morning it went in:
Adding a window to a bathroom shower

I had to laugh because it is so tiny! 😆 We only had a small area available -- I didn't want it too low for obvious reasons (and I didn't want a lot of water getting up there) and we had to deal with the header above. We could have made it wider but I wanted it to be proportional to the shower. Because of the size I had to special order it and it came in in less than two weeks. 

This window is small but mighty! I keep walking by the bathroom just to see the outside. It's fabulous and lets in tons of light. 

Before with the lights off this room was a cavern. Now the sunshine fills the room! Here it is with no lights on:
Adding a window to shower

Alllll the heart eyes. 

That's it. That's all I wanted to show you today. :) Our precious tiny window. Ha! I'm just so stinking excited. Big stuff happening in here over the next few days so I'll share the progress with you next week! 

Have a great one!



19 comments:

  1. Tiny but mighty! I can definitely tell the difference! Loving the progress!

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  2. I like it! We have a window in our bathroom too (with frosted glass). It's not completely transparent, but natural light makes a world of a difference.

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog
    http://charmainenyw.com

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  3. Ahh! This has me wanting to put a window in the kids bathroom. Their's is set up just like yours and it is a black hole. I am kicking myself for not insisting on it when we were building.

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  4. There's nothing like sunlight to make everything better! Looking good, can't wait to see the rest!

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  5. I would be very interested in seeing a before/after of the outside of your house where this went in. How does this addition change the outside?

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    1. I want to know the same question. How does that window look from the outside?

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    2. Me three....How does it look from the outside?

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  6. Would you be comfortable sharing a cost range? I've toyed with the idea of adding some windows to our master bedroom but have had a hard time finding any guidance on estimates (realizing that it differs based on market).

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    1. Ditto on this. We have the same issue and if it is an expensive change then it might not be worth it. Thanks

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  7. A window makes all of the difference! We weren't able to add a window into our bathroom remodel and it really took me a little while to get over it.
    -Kristen
    www.pugsandpearls.com

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  8. We added a sun tunnel to our windowless bathroom. They are less work & expense than adding a skylight. We kept trying to turn the light off for the first couple of weeks. It's that bright.

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    1. We had a sunpipe fitted too, but at the top of our stairs where there are no windows at all and if the doors are closed it was d.a.r.k.! 15 years on and still bathed in light! Brilliant to get natural light anywhere.

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  10. It does help for sure! Now don't cover up all that gorgeous light with a shower curtain! Have you thought of using a half glas shower "wall". They have them all over Europe and you can find them on Pinterest. I love the look. You can add a shower curtain that is kept pulled to one side if privacy is an issue. May I ask how much was the cost of installing a window like that? Our guest bath is a cave too. I'm thinking of adding a solatube

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  11. I can't believe what a difference such a small window can make. Both our upstairs bathrooms don't have windows either and it drives me crazy! Good job ☺️

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  12. I have followed you from the beginning of your blog, and never commented but this nedds one. GREAT JOB!

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  13. This makes me want to put a window in our guest bath now! Yours looks great!

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  14. Both of my bathrooms are interior rooms. I was lucky enough to be able to add skylights, as I bought the house before it was built. I have another in the laundry/garage entryway. Natural light makes ALL the difference. All three rooms are super bright, all day long.

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  15. How nice! I wish our bathrooms had windows. You are so right about natural light! The only way to get those rays inside our bathrooms will be with solar tubes. Can't wait to see your finished project!

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