The Glass Bathroom Wall: Love It or Lose It?
There's no question that a glass wall makes a bathroom feel more open. Are they private enough for you?
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Glass walls in architecture are nothing new. You’ll occasionally see them act as an entire wall of windows, or an unobtrusive yet protective side to a stairwell. But how do you feel when glass walls are used to enclose the bathroom? It’s no secret that glass walls remove a certain level of privacy, but how much is too much? Whether the glass wall in question is an interior or exterior wall, it may leave too much to bare. Check out these options and tell us what you think.
First idea in question: the interior glass wall. Taking a shower in this bathroom would leave little to the imagination.
An opaque line through the center of this glass wall does offer a little more privacy, but your proportions would have to be just right to keep everything to yourself.
At least someone lounging in bed doesn’t have full view in this example. But all is lost once the corner is turned.
It looks like some of the bathroom is kept private behind the black section of this glass wall. The transparent side helps the overall space feel a bit larger.
From other pictures of this room, I know that this bedroom sports a large window that looks out over the city of Seattle. Most likely, the designer wanted the person in the bathroom to be able to enjoy the view as well. Would you want such a view from the bathroom if it meant giving up privacy?
Here’s the other side of the dime: the exterior glass wall. Let’s hope the only people who have access to this rooftop are the homeowners!
Better be sure the landscapers aren’t set to arrive during a bath in this tub, or everyone could be in for a surprise.
I have to admit, you can never beat a view of the water, especially from a shower. Just watch out for canoes!
This wall of windows certainly lets the light shine in. Unfortunately, it may aid a wandering eye as well.
This view seems to be in a blocked-off area, which would give me some peace of mind. I could see a very relaxing evening in this bathtub.
Tell us! Would you trade privacy for more views from the bath?
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