Whether it’s part of a master suite or simply a small guest bathroom, remodeling a bathroom without a window can pose challenges all its own. While many bathrooms do have a window or skylight, many do not since other areas of the home get higher priority in terms of window placement.
Making a windowless bathroom feel spacious, bright, and cheery can be a design conundrum but it’s certainly not impossible. Let’s look at a few design tricks that can brighten up your window-free bathroom and leave you with a space you truly love.
5 Bathroom Remodeling Ideas When Remodeling a Bathroom Without a Window
1. Prevent Moisture Buildup
One of the biggest advantages of a bathroom with a window is the ability to let in fresh air and let out moisture. When you have a bathroom without a window, it’s important to keep air flow and moisture in mind.
Out of all the rooms in your home, the bathroom is the most likely to have moisture buildup thanks to all of the water features inside. Without a window to let moisture out, be sure to have a moisture-sensing fan installed. You can turn the fan on any time the bathroom is being used. In addition, the fan will automatically turn on once the moisture in the room reaches a certain level. So, even if you forget to turn it on before you hop in the shower, the fan will kick on as the moisture level in the room rises.
2. Keep Your Bathroom Clean and Clutter-Free
A bathroom without a window can sometimes feel cramped or smaller than it actually is. When you’re able to keep towels, wash cloths, soaps, and other amenities tucked neatly away out of sight or at least off the countertops, the space will appear larger. Clutter-free surfaces are also much easier to clean so that’s an added bonus!
What’s the best way to keep your bathroom free of clutter? Be sure you have plenty of storage space. If your bathroom can fit standard cabinet sizes, great! Otherwise, custom cabinets can be a great solution for small or oddly-shaped areas that don’t conform to typical cabinet sizes. In this Laguna Hills master bathroom remodel, cabinets lining both walls help a window-free bathroom feel neat and clean.
We also love built-in shower niches for holding shampoo, soap, and other bathing items. They keep accessories arranged neatly exactly where you need them but also add visual appeal, especially if they have a unique tile design like this coastal bathroom in Huntington Beach.
3. Utilize Appropriate Lighting, Mirrors and Reflective Surfaces
A bathroom without a window doesn’t have the benefit of natural light. The room doesn’t have to be dark and gloomy, though. With the many artificial lighting options on the market today, you may find that having to do without natural light is not even a concern. Work with a professional bathroom designer to determine the right type of lighting fixtures for each space in the room, maximizing light but also keeping with the overall design.
Using reflective surfaces such as shiny tiles and countertops as well as vanity mirrors can also make your bathroom bright and cheery. That’s because the light you do have is easily reflected around the room, making the space appear to be larger than it is while also enlightening every corner.
4. Install Glass Shower Walls and Doors
Instead of enclosing your shower with tiled walls or the traditional shower curtain, glass shower walls and doors can also contribute to a brighter space. Similar to mirrors, they easily reflect light around the room and give the illusion of additional space.
5. Create a Bathroom Design With a Light Color Scheme
Creamy neutrals and warm muted tones are among the bathroom color trends that are predicted to be popular this fall and beyond. They’re also color palettes that can make a bathroom without a window feel more spacious, airy, and bright. If you’re working without natural light, it’s often best to include lighter colors like cream, white, and pastels to brighten the space while keeping it cozy and comfortable.
Bathroom Remodeling in Orange County
At Sea Pointe Design & Remodel, we’re committed to helping you get the bathroom you truly want, regardless of whether it has a window or not. Our expert bathroom designers will work with you to determine your personal style and preferences. Then, they’ll show you current best practices in bathroom design, popular design trends, and what makes the most sense for your particular space and style. With the right professionals on your side, you’ll get the bathroom you’re looking for and our design-build team will make the entire process enjoyable from start to finish
To learn more about bathroom design and renovation, be sure to register for one of our upcoming remodeling webinars. Our design experts will walk you through some of the challenges of remodeling so you can avoid major pitfalls and end up with a space you truly love.
Then, when you’re ready to start planning your own remodel, give us a call at (949) 861-3400 or fill out the form below to schedule your complimentary design consultation.