When it comes to choosing the ideal blinds for the bathrooms in your home, it’s important to find a style that strikes the perfect balance between form and functionality. More often than not, the blinds in your bathrooms are going to be closed for the sake of privacy. Since bathrooms usually generate high levels of moisture and humidity, you need to choose blinds that can withstand these conditions and still stand the test of time. At Lara Bella, we create high-quality custom bathroom window coverings in Calgary that are designed to suit your exact needs.
Our product range includes real wood and faux wood, Venetian, horizontal and vertical, as well as fabric and hi-tech motorized blinds.
Roller blinds offer a wide range of design options, so you’re bound to find at least a few that are to your stylistic tastes. Other benefits include strong light control, excellent moisture resistance, and opaque materials that offer the utmost privacy. You can also choose from an assortment of additional materials including PVC, Hygienic, Easy Wipe, and Moisture Proof. With a stunning array of styles and materials to choose from, roller blinds are a truly versatile bathroom covering choice.
Roman blinds are an elegant, classic, and high-quality window covering option. They’re incredibly versatile and come in a wide range of colours, prints, and design options that can easily fit into your existing bathroom décor. Whether you’re looking to spruce up your bathroom or incorporate an accent colour, Roman blinds are the perfect solution.
As far as waterproof window treatments go, zebra blinds are probably one of our top recommendations and most popular styles. They’re easy to use, extremely adoptable in different environments, and you can even choose from a range of colour and design schemes that fit within your existing bathroom décor. Most of our clients prefer going with zebra blinds because they’re very easy to clean and the installation is relatively quick and painless.
Vertical blinds work very well for bathrooms with long rectangular windows because they can easily be moved from one side to another whenever you need a little extra light. If you’re looking to increase the privacy and light control capabilities of your blinds, then all you have to do is pull them inward and you have instant isolation from the outside world.
Dimensions of Each Window in Your House: As mentioned, not every window is created equally. Some are larger or differently shaped depending on their function and location in your home. For that reason, it’s important to carefully and accurately measure the length and width of each window throughout your home to make sure that the vertical blinds are made in the appropriate size.
Opening and Closing Mechanisms of Your Windows: Just like windows come in all shapes and sizes, so do their opening and closing mechanisms. The opening and closing mechanism of your windows dictate how you can control the movement of the glass pane and the direction in which they move. Essentially, they’re hinges for windows. In order to choose, the right window dressings for your window panes, you need to specify to the designer whether you have casement windows, awning windows, sliding doors, skylight windows, etc. You’ll also have to include the shape of the window in your description. Are they oval shaped, rounded at the top like an archway, or completely rectangular? These are all factors that’ll determine the types of window dressing recommendations we make.
Vertical blinds, for instance, are usually better suited for large glass sliding doors or rectangular windows because the slats hang low.
Types of Blinds to Avoid Putting in Your Bathrooms
Just like the above mentioned blinds are ideal for bathroom use, there are certain types of window blinds that are perhaps better suited for other areas in your home that don’t generate as much humidity and moisture. Here is a list of window coverings you should avoid installing in your bathroom.
Real Wooden Blinds:
As you probably already know, wood doesn’t respond or interact well with highly moisture-dense environments. Even if the wood has been professionally treated and cured, prolonged exposure to a combination of moisture and heat can actually cause it warp and look misshapen. Not only that, the steam from taking hot showers or baths in your bathroom can also cause internal and external cracking, which will ruin the aesthetic appeal of your blinds.
If you want to go for a woody or rustic look in your bathroom, your best option is to choose a faux wood material instead.
Blinds Made Out of Heavy, Unbreathable Fabric:
Choosing the right material for your bathroom window shades can be tricky, but don’t worry—our team of window covering experts in Calgary is here to help you make the right choice. We carry a wide selection of brand name blinds and material options that are sure to be the right choice for you.
We always advise our clients to stay away from thick, heavy, and unbreathable fabrics that retain too much moisture because they won’t last long and will need to be replaced within a few months. Thick fabrics are more likely to develop mold, mildew, fungi, and other forms of decay that are very difficult to clean and can be hazardous to your health.
Consider the following materials for your bathroom blinds instead: faux wood, composite, or vinyl.
While curtains can add a flair of elegant style to other rooms in your house such as your living room or bedroom, they’re not a great choice for bathrooms. Oftentimes, curtains are made of thin, translucent materials that not only let in a lot of light but also allow people to see right into your bathroom.
Since your primary reason for covering the windows in your bathroom is to add an air of privacy, you might want to reconsider installing curtains in there. If you really like the look of curtains and drapery in your bathroom, then consider using a light and airy fabric that breathes well in combination with a practical set of blinds. That way, you get the best of both worlds—style and functionality.
WHY OUR BATHROOM BLINDS ARE THE RIGHT CHOICE FOR YOU
At Lara Bella, we’re committed to helping you find the right custom-designed blinds for the bathrooms in your home. We deliver on this promise by providing you with a complimentary consultation. During this meeting, we’ll come to your home and carefully assess the windows where you want to install new blinds.
We’ll also provide you with a wide range of color, texture, and print samples so that you can select bathroom blinds your whole family can enjoy.
Located in Vancouver, Alberta, Lara Bella caters to the needs of the local community here. You have the option of either custom ordering your blinds from us or choosing from a variety of existing styles. Our blinds are made-to-measure and manufactured in Europe. To learn more about our products, services, and how we can help you beautify your bathroom, please feel free to contact us!