Location: California | United States

Hello all,

I have a window near my bath/shower that is slightly below shoulder level (which is now a violation of code in my area but got grandfathered in with the old house). We're planning to renovate the bathroom in the next year or two but in the meantime, are there any suggestions for preventing water from building up on the window base? Perhaps a guard, plate, or curtain?


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If you've got water collecting there, I think your best bet would be to prevent it from getting there in the first place. A curtain over the window well would probably be best as that would allow you access to the window if you need it for ventilation.

I also thought about the thermal or decorative window films, cutting a piece to cover the bottom of the window and extending down over the frame and sill onto the bathroom wall. Don't know how well it would work or if it would look OK, though.


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