Can I Have A Window In The Shower?

Can I have a window in the shower? is a tricky question to answer. Below we will give you a brief guideline about placing a window in a wet area or shower space but please note you always want your experienced tradesman to have a look at your space to decide what works best for you.

Window In The Shower

Why we have windows in the shower?

Honest answer is that your bathroom layout most likely works best with the shower being the window wall. Often the window wall is the wall that is the furthest spot away from the door so by having the shower on that wall it will create the most feeling of space to the room.

The other reason is windows in showers can be great for light and ventilation.

Wet Room With Window In The Shower

What type of window should I have in the shower?

The glass must meet a certain standard and the opening must be lined and waterproofed prior to installation. Powder coated aluminium windows wont rust, so they are a great choice for your bathroom shower windows . You can take it a step further with added protection by priming and painting the windows with a semi gloss enamel paint sold by Dulux.

Window In The Shower

A few more shower window tips

A few more tips with helping with that shower in the window are making sure your tiler provides adequate fall from the sill so water does not pool. Now you don’t want it to be so slanted that anything you put on there rolls off like the Malteser ad. You want a nice balance where it is not dramatic but effective.

White plantation shutters are a fave for many bathrooms but not in the shower and we love putting them in our bathrooms for a super-chillax Sunday sessions vibe. They’re easy to adjust for light and privacy and the Luxaflex Polysatin ones are mould resistant so perfect for steamy rooms with lots of moisture

When it comes to renovating a bathroom you have to take into consideration your overall need and work around make that dream come to life. If having a layout that has the window in your shower allows you to have a bigger shower or bigger feeling space then definitely do it but always look into what needs to be done to archive something that will last.

It’s important to note that all our advice is general in nature and all bathrooms are unique so always speak to your local qualified tradesman for the best advice. If you are looking for a bathroom renovation quote and live in Perth, Western Australia just email us at

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