In many of Singapore’s inner city apartments, bathrooms are built without windows. This means no sun, no breeze and often a build-up of moisture. Additionally, with little airflow, rooms can become smelly and stale, resulting in an uninviting ambience. As annoying as this can be, there are certain things you can do to mitigate the build-up of mould and mildew.
Humidity and a lack of windows within a bathroom space can be easily managed, and we’ve got 6 tips to show you how. Follow us below, while we take a peek at some handy tricks for you start overhauling your windowless bathroom today!
One of the biggest problems in a compact, no-window bathroom is that the space easily fills with moisture when it is being used. To combat this, a ventilation fan is the best solution, and can drastically alter the amount of humidity within the space.
Choose a good quality fan that suits the size of your space, and ensure it is on whenever the room is in use. This will prevent mould and mildew build-up, along with reducing the possibility of odours.
Separating your wet and dry bathroom areas can also assist in keeping the space clean and mould free. Although this isn't traditional in Singapore, you might want to consider a separate 'wet' room that houses your bath and shower, with a distinctly separate area for your toilet and sink.
The designers of this bathroom how worked with the lack of windows by looking at the lighting and how they use it. Focus on your artificial lighting, and employ a soft, welcoming yet bright aesthetic. If possible use multiple sources. Additionally, glass walls and partitions between the bathroom and another space can be added. If privacy is required, frosted glass can be used.
Bright colour schemes reflect light and assist in providing a sense of openness. If you are lacking windows, a crisp colour scheme will open the room up, while avoiding hiding any mould, mess or mildew.
Mirrors are excellent in ensuring a room feels larger than it actually is. If you are missing open windows in your bathroom, add mirrors to reflect light throughout, while also improving the sense of space.
Not only do plants look great, they suck up moisture, reducing the overall humidity within your space. This means your room will feel more pleasant and look wonderful too. A real win-win!
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