We want to use part of the master bedroom to install an ensuite shower room. It'll only be 1.8m x 0.9m so tiny really. It'll look best if we can cut the corner off one end but that means we'd have to have the shower the other end, next to the outside wall. Because it's so small I'd like to put a window in that end too for natural light and to make it seem a bit bigger. My mum says that will be a no-no but I think a lot of European bathrooms have a small window in the shower. I'm thinking of a wetroom type affair too with a seamless shower tray and half glass shower screen so it wont be like there's a shower cubicle with a window in it, but more open.
it will also get covered in condensation and spray, which will probably soak into the wall causing damp and mould, because windows are not expected to be waterproof on the inside, and are expected to get wind and sun to dry off the rain on the outside.
I have a window in my shower and we had a waterproof blind over it to protect it. House came with it and I'm not bothered by it. When it's time to update the bathroom I will probably look into making it a longer, high up window, if possible. But it's not an eyesore or anything!
Thank you. Need to try and find some pictures on Pinterest now. Will probably use a bathroom designer (a proper one not someone from B&Q) so will be able to make sure we have the right set up. We want to make the most of such a small space and do it well.
My cousin has a window in her shower, and it works very well. The sill is about shoulder height so there's no privacy issue, yet you can see out while showering. As a PP said, it's really lovely showering with the window open on a warm sunny day. It is a south-facing wall, though. Not sure it would be as pleasant if the wall was not sunny. And, of course, it's ventilation.
Best to have the sill as one piece of stone, rather than tiled, as that makes it much easier to clean what will inevitably become your bottles shelf.
We have a window in our shower at about shoulder height but it is about 80cm from the shower head. It's great. The tiled, sloping windowsill allows us to have all our shampoos not on the floor and we can open the window to help ventilate (although I wouldn't dare to suggest you should ignore PJ's advice re extractor fans). Plus showering with some natural light is great.