Help me tame humidity in my bathroom!
November 3, 2010 6:42 AM Subscribe
I'm renovating my new apartment and my main closet is now going to be IN the bathroom. What are the problems & solutions for the humidity that will be present?
posted by darkgroove to Home & Garden (31 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
So I just bought my first apartment, an alcove studio, and there are two closets in the apartment. One which is large, right by the front door, and another large closet that is in the bathroom (it is actually two closets side by side that I'm combining and enlarging).
The entry closet is too far from my bed alcove for it to make sense as my main closet, which means that I am going to have to keep all my clothes (suits, shirts, silk ties, shoes, etc) in the bathroom closet.
Here are my concerns:
- Instead of doors, I am installing sliding glass doors. Is there some sort of material I can put around the edge of the sliders that will block moisture from getting through?
- If I got a dehumidifier and put it in the closet, could that counteract the humidity?
- If I shower with the door open (I'm single) will that take care of a lions share of the problem? (I have no problem showering with the door open, making sure that the moisture doesn't remain in the bathroom).
The bathroom is not large (5x7) and the closet will be right next to the shower area. I obviously don't want to ruin my clothes, but because of how the closets lay out in the apartment I really have no choice. My contractor said I shouldn't do it that way, but my options are so limited that I'm doing it anyway.
Any info will be appreciated!