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Waterproof bathroom blinds that are not black out

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hannah1122 Sat 13-Feb-16 12:52:16

We need waterproof blinds for the bathroom as the shower is right next to the window. However I want the blinds to let some light through if we have them down in the daytime and all the waterproof blinds I can find seem to be blackout. Has anyone found non blackout options? Suggestions much appreciated smile

hannah1122 Mon 15-Feb-16 10:53:50

Any ideas .... or am I hunting for something that doesn't exist? !

DeeLite Mon 15-Feb-16 11:17:02

Wooden ventian blinds?

Pootles2010 Mon 15-Feb-16 11:26:06

What do you want the blinds for? Privacy? Something like this? They say to apply to the outside of the glass in a bathroom, so that the limescale doesn't build up.

Not sure if it would be private enough at night?

hannah1122 Mon 15-Feb-16 12:32:24

Thanks for your replies. We want the blinds for privacy as the frosted glass isn't very effective so I don't think the stickers will be sufficient

Pootles2010 Mon 15-Feb-16 12:34:24

Whats your budget? You can get exterior black out blind shutter things, that come down when you press a blipper - not cheap!

bessiebumptious2 Mon 15-Feb-16 13:54:49

OP I had exactly the same problem when we reconfigured our bathroom. I bought a really nice roller blind from Blinds2Go online, giving them the measurements and it was reasonably priced. It's not blackout but obviously does block out most of the light when down - I don't know whether you'll find one that doesn't.

Have a look at them because they may well do a waterproof venetian - they have a section specifically for this type of blind.

bessiebumptious2 Mon 15-Feb-16 13:58:38

Just had a quick look and they do a blind called 'Vista Sable Magic Screen Roller Blind' - specifically waterproof and lets light in but is totally private. Might not be the design you want but it's got the functionality! And there's a choice.

Sallyhasleftthebuilding Mon 15-Feb-16 14:10:36

We brought a cheap £10 blind from b and q - not waterproof but lasted 18 months/2years -

Some site have blinds specifically for bathrooms if you look.

whatevva Mon 15-Feb-16 14:15:58

We have a blackout blind which is fine, because you need the light on to make the extractor fan work.

hannah1122 Mon 15-Feb-16 14:22:52

Thanks for the suggestions. I think the shutters would be beyond our budget. I like the look of the magic blinds but unfortunately they become fairly transparent when it's dark outside and the light is on inside! I think we'll probably have to go for a standard non blackout roller blind. If it's a cheap option it's not to bad if it needs replacing every year or two.

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