Room no window in bathroom

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  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on May 18, 2020

    What is your question? Do you want to put in a window? No room for a window?

  • Nan W. Nan W. on May 18, 2020

    Grace: I did not have a window in my little bathroom -- so I framed a photo of one and put it in there!!!



  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on May 18, 2020

    If you don't have a window in your bathroom, it's very important to have a vent fan and use it in there.

  • FrugalFamilyTimes.com FrugalFamilyTimes.com on May 18, 2020

    Our basement powder room has no window - it still looks great (and was in Better Homes and Gardens magazine!): https://www.frugalfamilytimes.com/2017/11/no-rough-in-no-problem-why-we-chose-saniflo-for-basement-bathroom.html?m=1


    just make sure you have a good exhaust fan. :)

  • Lifestyles Homes Lifestyles Homes on May 18, 2020

    Yes, a minimum of 70 CFM fan is required in the bathroom.

    If you want to install a window, you’ll need to hire a pro helper, as not only is the framing to be considered, but weatherstripping & flashing are critical. Buy a Low-e double pane gas filled window.

  • Betsy Betsy on May 18, 2020

    Hi Grace: You can fake a window:) You can get one the size you like at a home improvement store, use a picture frame or make one yourself. It's pretty easy to make one, and you can hang it on your wall with a pretty picture of an outside scene behind it, put up sheer curtains and a small piece of wood, maybe an inch wide, for a window sill and glue up some decorations on that. That's what I did on the inside of the door of my small bathroom :) Good luck

  • Ken Erickson Ken Erickson on May 18, 2020

    Retrofitting a window into any room is fairly straight forward. However it will result in some finishing. It needs to framed like it was being added to a bare wall.

  • Mogie Mogie on May 18, 2020

    We have a spare bathroom with no window. Ended putting in a solar tube and have lots of light now. So much that a few people have looked around for a light switch to turn off the light during the day. Got the solar tube at Lowes for less then $100.

    Like others have stated it is important to have an exhaust fan.

  • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on May 18, 2020

    Hello. Im not sure —is it possible that your question may have been cut off?

    Could you please repost it again —so that we can try to address your situation to offer a helpful response?


    Consider possibly post a photograph to better see your situation and area of concern? Having a visual might be best guidance to a help find the best suggestions or potential solution to best know what you are dealing with.

  • Grace Mason Grace Mason on May 18, 2020

    My bathroom is really dark wondering how to lighten the room. No window.


  • Barb Barb on May 18, 2020

    White paint, lighting on the ceiling higher wattage, lighting around the mirrors, larger mirror reflects light, glass how’re doors reflects light, nite light. Add rope lighting under the cabinet hidden. Home Depot and Lowe’s sell fake windows or one can be made with shutters.

  • Flipturn Flipturn on Jun 27, 2020

    One of the fastest ways to add life to a bathroom without a window is to change the lightbulbs in the light fixtures to LED. If the bathroom/house is old, most likely the lightbulbs are the old incandescent type that give off a murky yellow color, or fluorescent that give off a harsh greenish color.


    LED light is comparatively shadowless, bright and clean looking, and can in itself change how the other colors in the room appear.


    My next suggestion is to paint the walls and ceiling a neutral color. This will make the room seem larger, and the new fresh light-colored paint will reflect the light around the room, rather than absorb it.

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