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Old 10-18-2011, 07:41 PM   #1
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I just purchased a sterling acrylic tub with a 3 piece shower surround. The the height of the 2 in place is 73". There is a window in the long wall in the shower, which extends 6" above the top of the shower surround. Also, the sash, head, and side jambs all extend out 3/4 of an inch past the studs. I am at a loss as to what to do here. My plan was to cut out the opening out the the surround and frame it using PVC trim. Any advice is greatly appreciated. This is my only bathroom and I am extremely discouraged.


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Old 10-18-2011, 11:20 PM   #2
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Board up that window.

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Old 10-19-2011, 07:15 AM   #3
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I'm a little bit with Bud Cline here.. But, I'll take it one step further.. Can you board up the part that encroaches on your new shower and then install a smaller window further up?

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I'm a little bit with Bud Cline here.. But, I'll take it one step further.. Can you board up the part that encroaches on your new shower and then install a smaller window further up?
Don't see why not. Have to think about the appearances of the exterior also.

Windows in showers are just a pain to deal with and they are almost always guaranteed to rot away the area over time.
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OK.. well if the window doesn't matter, board that puppy up.. I personally love windows.. (the big house we're downsizing from has eight bathroom windows!)

As far as exterior, I would not worry about that one iota. That's easy to fix with plants.

I once had a friend who did not put a window in master bath because she was concerned about front elevation. I thought that was crazy because first priority (in my humble opinion) should be comfort, and the second looks.. PLUS, the looks in that case was so easily remedied with a shrub or two.

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No problem with windows in bathrooms. It's windows in showers that are always an issue.

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