What can I do with the windows in our showers, other than giving our neighbors a show?
We have fairly large (roughly 24"w x 36"h) windows in both of our tub/showers. We are about to do a little work around the showers (replacing moisture damaged drywall and installing better, quieter exhaust fans) and I'd like to address the window coverings while we're at it. Right now each of the windows is covered with a vinyl mesh roller shade. The shades drive me nuts since they are difficult to keep clean, snap shut unexpectedly or completely unroll, allow some water to hit the window, and don't let much light through. Ideally I'd like to cover the window glass with a frosted film and be done with it. I'm worried however about the windows not being waterproof from the inside or pooling between the window and frame. They are pretty new (>5 years) vinyl replacement casement windows. I've tried contacting the manufacturer
, but they won't give me a straight answer.
A little more info: the tub surround is tiled and the tile/window junction is properly caulked. We rarely open the window and only in the summer. The window is located on the long wall of the shower about 40" above the tub floor, so it doesn't get hit directly by the spray, but get significant splashing. I know I could install a mini shower curtain over the window, but would prefer not to for aesthetic reasons. Since the window is so new and it's the only window in the bathroom, I'm not interested in eliminating it or replacing it with another window or glass block.
So, would leaving it uncovered (except for frosting film) be advisable? If not, any ideas for covering the window?