I am in the midst of a complete bathroom renovation. Gutted the
entire room down to the studs and subfloor. The floorplan can't
change so rearranging fixtures is out of the question. What could
change is the fact that centered along the long side of the tub/shower
is a window.
The studs are rotten and barely attached to the homosote sheathing and
the window has almost no support.
The vynil siding is about two years old and doesn't get direct
sunlightand was not a special order color.
The window is a vynil replacement window installed at the same time as
A cast iron tub will be installed with a ceramic tile surround.
A vent fan/light will be installed.
The house is about 35 years old.
Should the studs be replaced/repaired and the window left in place or
should I have the window removed and the sheathing/siding patched in?
You need a vent in there. Its either a window or electric vent fan.
Pick your poison and go with it. Personally I am not a fan of
a window in the shower. I would simply repair any damage that is in
there and close the whole thing off. Putting in a good vent is
easy with everything open.
One other thing is I recommend Panasonic Vents. Great quality
stuff and its quiet.
I have a window in my shower. It used to be a double-hung
window until I had the bathroom remodelled. I replaced top half
of the window with a casement window, and the siding/sheathing
was patched in.
It's high enough no one can see into the bathroom, and you can
crank it open for some air circulation. Worked out great for me.
(laugh!) Nope, well, maybe if you stood on the neighbor's garage
roof. Nah, not even then. One thing I'm not sure I maide clear, the
half window has the advantage that the shower no longer hits it.
Previously the window and sill were rotting because of that. Problem
completely solved, and I didn't have to go to a windowless bathroom,
which I wouldn't like.
just mount a ireless camera on a bedroom window..........
probably less risk to find what you want on the net.
elminates fall hazard, getting caught, tv and newspapers with your
photo, time spent in the slammer. do what floats your boat.
I once considered buying a home next to my best friend, I was dating
My buddy said I can see the telescope now:)
Yes, replace the rotted studs, or at a minimum, stabilize with epoxy or
something while walls are open. Bathrooms without daylight are a big turnoff
for buyers- I'd try to find some way to keep it. In a shower, I'd look at
glass block, especially if this isn't on street side. With glass block, you
can flush it in to the new tile, and eliminate the mold-breeding crevice
I agree light in a bathroom is a plus. However, what we're talking
about is a window over a tub/shower. IMO, if it's a nice window
located where it makes sense, that's great. For example, you see
this on high end new construction, where the tub may have windows
nearby, like a couple feet away, but it's not right on top of the tub
and the bath has a seperate shower. Your eye is drawn to it and it's
an attractive feature of the bathroom
On the other hand, if it's a small plain window right on top of a bath/
shower, I think it doesn't add much, if anything and it's just another
cleaning, maintenance issue and I'd likely eliminate it.
In a shower, I'd look at
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