Window shutters for bathrooms is something we get asked fairly often when people are considering window shutters for the whole house and want to continue the same look in the bathroom.
The simple answer is yes, you can have window shutters for bathrooms.
They are actually a really good choice for your bathroom because altering the angle of the louvres you can have the privacy you need whilst still letting in plenty of natural daylight.
The photo above shows exactly how bathroom window shutters could be used. The bottom panels are closed more for extra privacy and the top panels are open to allow more light in (This also works really well in bedrooms)
Like most blind styles there is a version designed specifically for bathrooms and kitchens.
All window shutters look similar so the only real difference when it comes to choosing window shutters for bathrooms is the material they are made from.
Most window shutters are made from wood or wood composite, neither of which are really suitable for bathrooms if you want something that will last for years.
In my opinion the best option for window shutters for bathrooms are vinyl or PVC shutters.
These shutters are completely waterproof, so dealing with splashes and the mist conditions in your bathroom is not an issue.
They are also easier to keep clean than the wooden shutters because they are not stained or painted. So you you can wipe them down as often as you want without the worry of damaging the paint work.
With vinyl window shutters being easier to clean there is no reason why you couldn’t have them in other rooms in your home if you prefer.
The photo above shows a full height shutter that covers the whole window, another very popular window shutters for bathrooms is the cafe style.
Cafe style means a shutter that only covers part of the window as in the picture above. Designed purely to give privacy where needed with the rest of the window letting in the natural light.
If you would like more information on the most common problems with shutters and how to avoid them https://www.barlowblinds.com/6-most-common-problems-with-window-shutters
A customer made a comment to one of our shutter team after her shutters were installed that she had spent weeks worrying if she had made the right choices for her shutters. We designed a design system to remove that worry.
Our new shutter design system allows you to see and design your shutters at your windows so you can see exactly how they will look before you spend a penny.
It’s Official……..Installing Shutters will prevent up to 28% of heat loss in the winter months.
An added benefit of installing window shutters in your home is the effect they will have on reducing your winter energy bills.
We had tested the effect of windows with and without shutters with an inferred heat camera, but now it has been scientifically tested in a comprehensive study carried out by the University of Salford and the British Blind and Shutter Association. Proving that your shutters will save you money during the colder months
To find out more about these tests…https://bbsa.org.uk/householders/energy-saving/
I hope this information has helped and has answered your questions about window shutters for bathrooms.
If you are in Leicestershire and would like a home visit from our mobile shutter showroom please give us a call on 0116 2769771.