18 November 2009

Choose the right window blind for your bathroom

When you consider the window treatment for a bathroom, it is important to consider privacy, ease of operation, and appropriate style.There are many options to choose from for bathroom windows, including curtains, roller shades, and blinds.

Privacy is one of the most important things to think about when choosing bathroom window treatments. If your bathroom window faces a street or neighbor, consider an opaque window treatment that will block people from seeing inside the bathroom. Mini blinds close tightly for optimum privacy. If you choose mini blinds, it is best to select a vinyl mini blind instead of aluminum, since vinyl is more resistant to moisture and humidity.

Bathroom window treatments need to provide easy access to the windows for cleaning and ventilation. Blinds and shutters are easy to operate and their slats can be positioned in varying ways for different levels of light control and privacy.

Fabrics which have been untreated by some type of sealant will quickly present you with the problems that any fabric does when it is constantly wet and re-wet, without a real chance to dry each day.

It’s probably smart to avoid vertical blinds in that when a fan takes them, or they are moved by any type of activity your privacy is still somewhat compromised by the opening of gaps in the vertical blinds.

Great improvements have been made in the workability of plastic and polyurethane, and although it is in some cases mocked as being an inexpensive way to go, it is also a practical way to go.

Roll up blinds of vinyl are also a fantastic way to go because they stay out of the way, are colored to match your décor and are easy to wipe clean given that there are no individual slats to be cleared up when the dust settles, as it invariably will.