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  1. Michelle in Cali
    April 5, 2019 @ 2:11 am

    You just made me feel so better about my bathroom window in my 1965 home. It that will be in the middle of my shower/tub surround. I was thinking I needed to get a smaller one but that opens up a can of worms and a lot more money. I’m leaving that window there as is.

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  2. Joe
    April 16, 2019 @ 5:33 pm

    my Girl friend and I bought our first house 4 years ago it was built in 1906. We are in the middle of adding a bathroom to our second floor. Things keep coming back to a window In The shower, not many more options for natural light. How is the window 6 years later?

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    • Victoria Elizabeth Barnes
      April 17, 2019 @ 8:08 am

      It’s fantastic! I just popped the whole thing out and took it outside for some spring scrubbing… since it’s vinyl it cleans up like brand new! No issues to report! Good luck!!

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  3. Caroline Csak
    May 25, 2019 @ 11:31 am

    Like many commenters, I’d like to see a picture of the plexiglass in place as that’s what I was hoping to see, based on the post title.

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  4. Karina
    July 23, 2019 @ 4:15 pm

    Thank you for this post! I felt like a crazy person on multiple fronts with our bathroom remodel until I found this blog and finally felt confident in keeping our full-sized window! I also adore the wood trim you added above the window and am going to attempt to do the same, because I hate the idea of tiling all the way to the ceiling, and I am sad about losing the look of the (insanely impractical) wood-trim. We ordered our replacement window and start demo in about a month. We are having contractors do the tiling… Any tips on installing/choosing that wood trim, or was it pretty straight-forward with some help from Google/YouTube?

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    • Victoria Elizabeth Barnes
      July 24, 2019 @ 8:52 am

      After YEARS of living with this window, I still LOVE it, so I think you will too! We used the same window trim as in the rest of the house, so that made our decision easy… good luck!

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  5. Karina
    July 23, 2019 @ 5:57 pm

    One more question… did tiling into the window frame require a curved edge tile (such as a bullnose) or other material to make the corners tidy & flush? Did you consider a PVC frame instead of tiling?

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    • Victoria Elizabeth Barnes
      July 24, 2019 @ 8:49 am

      No bullnose or extra pieces… (but remember to caulk change-of-plane, not grout.) We didn’t consider any other material, but I do see what you mean– we used a marble “sill” piece, and I guess could have done that all the way around… good luck!

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      • Karina Kelley
        July 24, 2019 @ 9:49 pm

        Love your marble sill… so cute! You’re amazing (and yes, I remember reading elsewhere that you mentioned caulking — not grouting — change of planes. Thank you for replying and for posting this originally, so that I knew my hubby & I weren’t the only insane people who thought, “We don’t have to get rid of this glorious daylight like all the other blogs say we do… do we?” Looking forward to getting our new window with a *fabulous* caulked-in plexi-glass covering 😉

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  6. Apryl
    October 8, 2019 @ 4:08 pm

    Hi,
    We’re updating our master bath right now, and will have a window in our shower. I’m trying to see the plexiglass on yours, but don’t. Doesn’t it show? Or, am I missing something?

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  7. Elissa
    August 2, 2020 @ 4:57 pm

    I am planning to add a long window in my shower that starts about shoulder height so it will be out of the way of water hitting it directly. I’ve been told by just about every window guy that it’s a bad idea due to condensation on the window. I want to be able to look out while showering, but these window guys make it sound like it’ll be impossible to see anything as the condensation/frost will be so bad in the winter. Have you run into this problem at all? Did you intentionally stay away from aluminum windows or just happen to go with vinyl? I haven’t been able to find much info on how much a shower window condensates and I’m desperate for first-hand feedback. It would be so appreciated 🙂

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  8. Meg Heaton
    September 30, 2020 @ 9:58 am

    Love this post. I have the exact same problem, except previous homeowner has not tried to do any updates in 40 years.

    But I can’t see the Plexiglas panel that you say is covering the bottom half of the window, held on by 4 dots of caulk. Is it directly on the pebbled glass? Any chance you would upload additional pictures showing these details? Your solution looks great and I would like to try to duplicate it, so I am trying to understand all the details. Thank you so much.

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  9. Caroline
    February 21, 2022 @ 4:52 am

    We have a 1950s original pink tub/shower with wooden window sill and I’ve scraped off the old paint and repainted and recaulked (sp?) about 5 times since we have lived here in 11 years. Oh how I wish we could rip out the surround and put up new waterproof drywall and new tile! Yours looks great- how did it hold up?
    And did you ever find the Saturday night fever suit?!!!!

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