Need help with window treatment
Maria
June 12, 2013 in Design Dilemma
My bathroom window is very narrow and tall. Although the glass is somewhat obscured/frosted, my family wants a window treatment for more privacy. What can I do? Every blind I find is too wide, this window is only 17" wide including the molding. Any help is appreciated.
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sharpkl
It is hard to comment when the window is not shown in context of the room. Is there a way to make it look wider by including wall area on the sides? Is it over a toilet? Will you miss the light if you put a opaque shade over it?
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Maria
The window is next to the toilet. Here's a pic of it before we renovated the bathroom. The window is the same.
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chayasufrin
How about a
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chayasufrin
How about a short sheer curtain?
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msubreeze
Ignore your family! LOL Or here is an inexpensive idea: I used a sheer gathered top and bottom with spring inside - mounted (easy to install) rods. Bed Bath and Beyond. It looks like your window could have space for that. You should get one that is at least 2 times the width of the window. The more gathers, the less you see in or out.
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Maria
I love the idea (of ignoring my family, LOL!) Where did you get the small curtain, or did you make it yourself?
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sharpkl
How about a metallic micro mini blind mounted inside frame. You could raise it up when not needed and it would disappear. I do understand the feeling of no privacy even tho the glass is frosted, especially at night.
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Blindsgalore
A light filtering cellular shade would work well there. The stack wouldn't be too big at the top when the shade is raised up.
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msubreeze
You want a top and bottom rod pocket sheer curtain. They are often used on sidelites or glass doors, but come in different lengths. I think BB&Beyond, JCP or even Home Depot may have them. Under $20
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felixgrantham
Duette shade will provide privacy & let light through. Custom widths can be ordered & you can order a shade that opens from the top down. Will be much classier than the sheers on tension rods. Or, a roman shade would be another nice look.
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maggicoast
A curtain is the easiest and most economical solution. They are very home-like. Cut ribbons can be sewn to the top, then tie it onto the rod. Or buy a pack of clips to hang on the rod and no sewing is needed.
Bamboo matchstick blinds are pretty, too. Buy off the shelf and cut it to fit with a jigsaw. Reattach the hardware from the part cut off.
Roller shades can be cut down at home, too, The end pops out and reattaches.
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sharpkl
You can purchase Made to measure which at not too pricy at Lowes or HD when on sale. That way you will have something that enhances as well as adding privacy. IMO a sheer curtain doesn't really add more privacy at night when lights are on, even tho you only see shadows.
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