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Discussion in 'Renovation & Home Improvement' started by Azazel, 19th Sep, 2016.

  1. Azazel

    Azazel Well-Known Member

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    Hey guys, currently planning a renovation. Will be creating a separate toilet in the current bathroom, but it will be fully enclosed (no windows to the outside).
    Trying to find a way to let some light in, has anyone used coloured glass blocks? Don't want the toilet block look of course, but some of them look like a pretty good option:
    Coloured glass blocks | Products | Adelaide Glass Blocks
     
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    Bung in an operable/ventilated skylight or light tube
     
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    Just put in a frosted glass panel in the door or wall
     
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    Tonibell Well-Known Member

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    We have a similar situation and put in a sky window.

    Absolutely fantastic - remote control and automated program - keeps the light and air flowing like a normal window.
     
  5. Azazel

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    Sounds like an Ok solution.
    But I'm not keen on stuffing around with the roof. I would get cranky if it created a leak when there's a big storm - like I've seen a few times before.
     
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    Azazel Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, that's the other option we're looking at, frosted glass.
    Could put a "window" (frosted or glass brick) in the back of the toilet, and a paneled sliding door to the bath area. That way when the sliding door is open, it will still let light through the panel and window to the toilet.
     
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    Azazel Well-Known Member

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    I'm not very handy, not much chance of that.
    Would look pretty dodgy if had a go.
     
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    Don't they look a little old school ?
    Perhaps this >?

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    It's currently configured sort of like that, but we want a separate toilet (thread here: How would you configure this bathroom?)
    Will probably going for this design:
    Bathroom 4.jpg
     
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    Azazel Well-Known Member

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    I know the glass blocks can look a little "toilet block"-ish if done wrong (or right, depends on the look you're going for I suppose...)
    What do you guys think about the brick shape version:
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    It looks just like the brown glass windows on the bricks homes in the neighbourhood I grew up in.. horrendous :p

    The coloured bricks in your first post might look nice in an ultra modern home.. but a thin line between nice and very tacky..
     
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    Azazel Well-Known Member

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    Oh yeah, this place has some of the fancy yellow windows too! Will just be painting that part white on both sides for now.
    But they come in different colours, that was just the 1st example that came up.

    Yeah, would definitely want to get it right, not like the old public toilet block.
     
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    Update:
    We've been fiddling with some ideas, were thinking of putting frosted glass like a window behind the toilet and in the sliding door (light blue).
    Still toying with the idea of this rectangle coloured glass bricks in the green area. Not sure what colour yet:
    Bathroom.jpg