remodel: window in bath.

Old 11-01-02, 12:00 PM
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remodel: window in bath.

I have a standard 8x5 bathroom. Its an older house, and it has a window in the tub/shower. I'm looking at tearing out everything including the tub. But here is my concern. I have seen at most home supply retailers a tub/shower that replaces your current tub. But i havent seen one that fits around the window. I have also seen the sprays and covers that fix over the current tub. Has anyone done anything like this? If so, what did you do? I'd like to know so possibly I dont have to take a sledge hammer to my old tub....

Old 11-01-02, 06:41 PM
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We are in the middle of redoing our bath right now too. There are fibergalss kits that allow for windows but we didn't have any suppliers in our area. Our window is frosted so it isn't a problem and we are just using tile. in a previous house we had a clear window. I solved the window problem by purchasing wooden shutters and painting them with boat paint. When we moved five years later they were still in great shape.
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These have always been an issue of conitunual maintenance with no end in sight. I assume that you have a curtain of some type over this during showers/baths. Options area;

Possibly change window to a vinyl with a marble sill - costs would be low.

Replace window with a glass block and run existing tile up to it (see tips and ideas) you could always add cearmic shelves for your incidentals. Moderate costs involved.

Fiberglass wall kits are available with accessories, check this link out, install a fiberglass enclosure that would allow for the window to remain and install window accessories for water protection. See this link:

Hope this helps!

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