Covering up a Clear Window in The Bathroom in a Rental Property

I've recently moved into an upstairs rental unit, but the bathroom has a clear glass window, without any blinds/curtains over it. Looking around, I reckon people would be able to look in. There isn't a curtain rod or any hooks near the window, and being a rental property, I don't think that I can make many physical adjustments, or nail anything into the walls.

I've seen frosted glass film that can be attached to windows, but I don't know whether or not they're easily removable. I was thinking I could something like a small portable dividing screen (kind of like a room divider), but I don't know where to find something.

Any suggestions?

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  • +3 votes

    If the window has a timber surround you could put up a couple of pieces of blockout curtain material.
    Fix them to the top of the window frame using drawing pins and use some tiebacks.
    The pin holes will not be visible in the top of the frame when the curtains are removed.

  • +12 votes

    Talk to the landlord.

  • +4 votes

    Frosted book cover?? The stuff that gets sold for 99 cents!

    Or a really tacky method, A4 paper covering the whole thing. Stuck together with standard tape. :) It will work. It will let enough light through.

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    You can get some windows curtain rods that sort of extend themselves and hold their place in a door frame or Window by tension.. I got one from a Japanese product store..

  • +3 votes

    This is what I bought. Good value, easy to apply, withstands moisture. Quite a few varieties from this seller.

    http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.view&id=110903623122&al...

  • +3 votes

    There is stuff specifically designed for this. It basically makes plain glass frosted or comes in patterns. It comes in a roll. You can get it at Bunnings.

    http://www.bunnings.com.au/handi-home-900mm-2m-plain-frosted...

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    I thought clear glass in a bathroom/toilet was against building regulations? I would see your landlord, why should you pay to sort it out.

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      There should be safety glass in this room therefore you should chat to landlord and/or property manager and ask for it to be rectified at their expense.

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      Nope, you can have clear glass in bathroom/toilet. Our neighbour recently extended their house. Their upstairs bathroom window is huge, and it's clear. That window is like a prison security tower, overlook our entire backyard all the way into our kitchen/living area. We complaint to the Council re our privacy/overlooking, Council's replied was bathroom is a 'non-habitable room' therefore no need to screen the bathroom window, it's all up to the owner.

      • +4 votes

        time to invite your fat ugly naturalist friends over

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    The show screen needs to be safety glass but the Window can be clear.

  • +2 votes

    I applied a window film to the bottom panels of my bedroom window so that when the curtains are open the neighbours can't see in. I bought a realyl nice roll of window film online from a place in NZ (sorry can't remember the name of company). Still have it intact 8 years later. However, this applied using SHAMPOO. Moveable until dry. If you need to remove the film when you leave, you apply SHAMPOO again to loosen it up. NO GLUES. Bit of trouble to buy, but much easier to apply.

  • +3 votes

    try sticking bubble wrap on the glass privacy and insulation for free

  • +2 votes

    sticky tape and baking paper.

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    Santa snow?

  • +2 votes

    Try wax paper:
    - Cheap
    - Semi translucent so plenty of light coming in and
    - Best of all, moisture proof for the bathroom

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    Get some removable 3M plastic hooks (things that look like coat hooks) cost about $3 and hang a non see thru plastic covering oover it. Ive used one that came with a Tv.

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    Really, people will only be able to see in at night, when the light from inside is brighter than the daylight.

    Try the above help, however, get down and around and have a look up, chances are you will only see reflection during the day, and probably only the roof at night.

    If it's on a second floor, nobody will be able to see you unless they are on the same level, or you are standing at the window.

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    Stop being a prude. Who cares if people you don't know see you naked. I'm sure you've got nothing we haven't seen before.

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    I'm a big fan of "space blankets" as a super dirt cheap and simple window covering. They're essentially big silver mylar sheets, and you can get them off ebay for $1-2 each.

    They're slightly transparent, so will let light in during the day, but should provide you with a reasonable level of privacy.

    The best way I've found to apply them is to cut them to the size of the glass, and spritz the glass with water from a spray gun, and then smooth the blanket out over the glass. They stick pretty well like this, and come off super easy when you want them too without leaving any residue.

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    Thanks everyone. I'll have a look into some of these options.

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