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Remodeling  /  June 15, 2022

When to Replace the Bathroom Windows?

When to replace the bathroom windows

When a builder is constructing a home, it is fairly common, or at least it used to be, not to include any windows. The bathroom is a private area, and including windows may seem contrary to that purpose. Installing windows in a bathroom that currently has none can be a big job that requires professional remodelling services in Edmonton. However, it could offer benefits that you do not realize. Although we don’t provide window installation services it is important to understand the reasons to consider having windows in your bathroom.

Natural Ventilation

Ventilation is one of the most important qualities of any bathroom. Steam from the shower can condense and collect on bathroom surfaces. Condensation can make the surfaces slippery, increasing the risk of a fall when you get out of the shower.

There is another threat associated with condensation in the bathroom that is less acute but equally concerning. Moisture in the bathroom can promote mould growth. Spores need water to grow, and if they get a little moisture, they can proliferate all over the bathroom. Mould can aggravate allergies and contribute to other upper respiratory complaints. It often starts growing in hidden, out-of-the-way places, and it can become widespread by the time you realize you have a problem.

Bathroom ventilation helps to solve both of these problems by carrying the water vapour away to the outside before they have a chance to condense. Even if you already have a ventilation fan in the bathroom, having a window cracked open in the bathroom can help to get air circulating.


A window in the bathroom can add dimension to it, making it more visually interesting. In some cases, it can literally add more space. For example, if you have a bay window installed, remodelling services in Edmonton actually have to extend the room out a little from where the wall currently is to accommodate it. Another way that a window can add dimension and texture to a room is if it has multiple panes. Panes made of stained glass can create a picture or an abstract image that really changes the look of the room, especially when the sun shines through it.

Natural Light and Apparent Size

A bathroom that doesn’t have any natural light can feel dark and dreary. This is especially true in bathrooms that do not have any overhead lighting because the vanity lighting may not reach into all the corners. A window can allow more natural light into the bathroom. Not only can this make the space more cheerful and pleasant, but it could also improve your energy efficiency since you may not have to turn on the bathroom lights as often.

Natural light also helps to make the bathroom seem bigger than it really is. You can help to enhance this effect by painting the walls with a glossy finish that reflects the light around the room. Bevelled windows and frosted glass both allow natural light into the room without allowing people to see in from the outside, which is important to protect your privacy.


When it comes to installing a window in your bathroom, you have many different options available to you. You can choose a traditional window or something a little less conventional. For example, don’t assume that you have to have the window installed in the wall. If the bathroom is on the top floor of the building, you could have a skylight installed instead. This would allow the same natural light to come through but from a different angle, and there is no need to worry about privacy because only those with a bird’s-eye view could peep in on you.

Whether you are only interested in a small bathroom project or complete remodelling, Handyman Connection can help you. Find out more about our remodelling specialties.

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