Essential Things to Consider When Choosing Bathroom Windows

Sufficient ventilation eliminates excess humidity in different parts of your home, especially the bathroom. Too much moisture can lead to several issues, including mold and mildew, rot and poor indoor air quality. With the right windows, you can ensure good airflow and brighten your bathroom without compromising privacy.  

Essential Things to Consider When Choosing Bathroom Windows

Whether you are getting replacement doors and windows, you must consider several factors when planning your project. Here are things to keep in mind when selecting your bathroom windows. 

Key Factors to Consider When Choosing Bathroom Windows


The larger the window, the more natural light and fresh air it will allow indoors. You want several windows installed to keep your space well-lit and ventilated. However, that could create privacy issues in bathrooms, especially ones on the first floor. 


One way to illuminate your bathroom without being seen by people outside is by choosing opaque glass for your windows. Some of your options include stained, frosted, seeded and textured glass. Take the style of your space into consideration when choosing a glass style. If you have a modern bathroom, frosted glass could complete its look. Stained glass usually works well in traditional homes, while seeded glass can elevate a vintage bathroom. 

You can also apply privacy film on clear window glass to make it opaque. Another option is to have windows that vary in transparency. For instance, you can have the upper half of the glass clear and the bottom half opaque. A reliable contractor would know which type of glass will work best in your space. At Renewal by Andersen® of Knoxville, we can help you choose the ideal glass option for your replacement doors and windows. 


Since humidity is a common concern in bathrooms, they must have at least one operable window. With a window that opens, you can eliminate excess moisture in the room. Operable windows — such as casements, awnings and double-hung windows — can reduce the risk of mold growth and rot. They can also help eliminate lingering odors in both kitchens and bathrooms.   


Your windows and patio doors won’t affect your privacy as long as they are in the right location. Instead of being at head height, have your bathroom windows installed higher on a wall. You also need to pay attention to the shape of your windows. A narrow window installed higher in the room will provide generous amounts of natural light without sacrificing privacy. 

Another thing to consider when deciding on the location of your windows is your bathroom design. Is there a scenic view above your bathtub or sink? You can capture breathtaking outdoor views with windows. Moreover, textured glass will add more visual appeal to your space. 

Which Window Styles Are Ideal for Bathrooms?

Sliding Windows

Sliding doors and windows are ideal for homes where there is limited space. They also look great in modern structures. These windows are easy to operate and allow plenty of natural light indoors. You can open them to ventilate your bathroom. Because they have fewer parts than other styles, they are easier to maintain. 

Casement Windows

Casement windows suit almost any part of the house. Aside from their versatility, they are also known for their ease of maintenance. They don’t usually have grilles, giving you uninterrupted outdoor views. 

Like sliding doors and windows, casement windows can also help eliminate excess moisture in your space. Casements feature hook-shaped locks on the frame, providing added protection and security. This locking mechanism makes casements one of the most energy-efficient window styles today.

Awning Windows

Awning windows include a hinge on the upper part of the frame, and the sash’s bottom opens away from the frame. You can leave these windows open even when it’s raining outside. When cranked open, they will allow fresh air into your bathroom. If you use privacy glass for your awnings, they will maintain your privacy even when they are open. 

Let Renewal by Andersen of Knoxville help you choose windows that meet your needs and style preferences. We only install high-quality and energy-efficient windows and patio doors. Call us at (866) 609-5033 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation. We work with homeowners in Maryville, TN, and nearby areas. 

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