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77bronco 09-28-2006 12:18 PM

Shower window needs waterproof shade
 
Have recently remodeled master bathroom and have a knee-to-ceiling (large) window in shower stall. Would like to find a (horizontal) waterproof window covering to accomodate knee-to-shoulder privacy and thus allow seeing outside while showering.
I suppose this study should have been vetted earlier :( .
Thanks in advance for time taken for offered advice.

77bronco 09-28-2006 12:44 PM

Testing
 
Just testing to see how I may alerted when a reply is posted.
Thanks again for any advice....

billinak 09-28-2006 03:01 PM

I believe they make an adhesive covering (giant sticker) that looks like frosted or pebbled glass that you could stick on the window and cut to the size you like, maybe try a glass shop.

77bronco 09-28-2006 08:39 PM

Thanks for taking the time to reply.
My wife wants to allow the outside light into the room without the opacity of frosted/pebbled look (after using the shower of course).
So I am looking for a quasi miniblind-type shade that will collapse bottom-up or even top-down, like, well, a mini-blind. Did I answer my own question? Has anybody installed a vinyl miniblind inches from a shower where it must sustain a daily drenching?

Tscarborough 09-28-2006 10:10 PM

The correct answer would have been an in-window mini blind, but I assume that you are beyond that point now.

LanterDan 09-29-2006 02:39 AM

I have seen a second shower curtian used for this many times. Not the most elegent solution, but its simple and works.

harleysilo 09-29-2006 10:26 AM

Well, assuming you own a 77 Bronco, (piece of chit, die ford man die) You must be a fairly handy person. What about the possibility of Shutters on the inside, you know made out of wood, or plastic. I don't know what is to the left and right of your window, and whether there is room to open the shudders, but it could be done in a manner that would not look as crappy as an additional shower curtain. Vinyl blinds would work, mildew will be a problem, and metal parts will rust.

Most outside shutters are plastic by the way....

AtlanticWBConst. 09-29-2006 10:28 AM

:eek: Ouch! ..... my eyes are 'ringing'.

77bronco 09-29-2006 12:30 PM

Shutters are good idea but after showering we would have to open these. To do this I assume they would have to accordian right and left which wouldn't be the best looking for the brand new marble-walled shower stall. The sill is marble, too (to answer the question). This is why I think maybe a horizontal Minblind solution might work: they collapse a little bit better. The in-window mini blind is the best solution. Maybe I should just go out and get this and take the brand new window out and eat the cost here.
Harleysilo must be a IH Scout owner (Bronco-envy, perhaps?).
Thanks for the replies everybody!!

susiecoo 01-13-2010 03:46 PM

The mini blind option
 
Hi 77Bronco, I can fully appreciate your dilemma - I had a very similar dilemma with a window (larger in my case) directly in the line of splash from a shower head. I searched the internet endlessly and tried 3 different (equally hopeless) blinds until I found thecaliforniacompany.co.uk - I bought my horizontal wooden WATERPROOF blind from them a year ago and have showered daily ever since - the blind still looks the same as it the day it was delivered. My blind is a 'Monterey' - one of their range of specifically manufactured blinds for this purpose. It wasn't cheap - !25 inc p&p but worth every penny. You can pick your size and your finish (mine is a subtle cream colour) because they make them to order - you just send off your measurements (not sure how small their blinds go). I do hope this helps - I was so grateful when I finally solved my shower issues! :-)

alexviale 01-25-2010 08:13 PM

I have the exact same need
 
Just started looking around, but Home Depot doesn't seem to carry anything like this, so I'll try what the last person posted, from the UK company. Sounds promising.

I really want the top-down solution so in the summer (even winter), I can just slide down the window and shade/shutter/blind/whatever, breath the fresh air, let the steam out the top, and still have privacy from the shoulders down.

We looked into the in-window shade, but (at least) Pella and Anderson only does it with their high-end windows, which are wood-framed only - not a good idea for a shower window. We really had to keep a vinyl framed window and so were left with no options. :(

JCAHILL4 02-10-2010 10:17 AM

I used a wood blind I bought at home depot. It was actually made from plastic but a plantation style blind. The inner workings were plastic and stainless steal.

Looks beautiful, and best of luck!

eckoman617 07-31-2010 12:03 PM

Has anyone found a solution to this problem that delivers to the US? I have the same problem, and originally had a faux-wood blind from Blinds-to-go, and it only withstood a year of daily use. I would also love a top-down solution if anyone has found it.

kbirdie2060 09-23-2010 10:10 AM

77Bronco - what did you get?
 
I just remodeled and I have the same problem! wondering what you did 77 Bronco or others? thecaliforniacompany sounds good for a plastic waterproof blind. I hate drilling holes in the beautiful new porcelain tile.

any other options?

acalabro 09-23-2010 11:03 AM

Privacy for a window in the shower
 
I had the same problem in my stand up shower. I had an Anderson window on the outside wall .I took the window out and brought it to a glass repair store. They cut out an opaque piece of glass ,which they siliconed into the frame of the window over the old glass. They did this on both sides. You still get great sunlight into the bathroom and your privacy .


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