Transom windows date back to the 14th century and they were known to provide a beautiful addition to any room. In the architectural world the basic definition of a transom is a beam that transversally lies above a door separating it from a window up above. Transom window is the window that seats above that beam. You can use them for decorative purposes or they can be functional.
Back in the day they people used them to provide light and at the same time protect their privacy. Holes were created on the wall above the door with animal skin sometimes covering them to keep out the cold air.
Nowadays transom windows are diverse and beautiful at the same time. They are made of sheet glass, leaded glass, stained glass, fiberglass and acrylic; the frames can be wood aluminum, vinyl and other materials.
When it comes to its size a transom window usually extends the width of the door frame. It will often be half a foot to a foot in height, depending on the space between the door and upper beams.
For a tiny house bathroom you won’t have to fix the transom window above a door, you can choose to place it high where it won’t compromise your privacy in the bathroom. We wouldn’t want you to put up a show every time it’s bath time!
A transom window in your tiny bathroom will add superior detail and also it will blend well with your bathrooms interior décor.
It will also allow for more natural light to stream into your tiny bathroom. The light will bounce off the walls of the bathroom giving it a stunning look.
One popular type of transom window that will add true elegance and style to your tiny bathroom is the fan shape. It opens up in half-oval as opposed to the normal rectangular shape like many others, giving your tiny bathroom a luxurious feel and will also add depth and visual appeal.
A popular feature found in other transom windows are muntins, which are bars that separate panes in the window. These bars can be straight or curved; they also add a decorative appeal to the windows.
Some transom windows are decorated in such a way that it looks like diamonds are etched through the glass. For more additional settings stained glass can also be used.
Thanks to a transom window in your tiny bathroom, sunlight can peek through. This provides for much needed light and can even save on energy costs.
A transom window will help create the effect of a larger space; the light and transparency of the window gives your tiny bathroom the appearance of having more space.
In addition to a transom’s window aesthetic value, it can also serve the purpose of improving air flow and circulation to your tiny bathroom. With the right design, the window can open in or out. This will allow for fresh air to flow better throughout the bathroom.
The popularity of transom windows has lasted over the centuries. The stunning beauty that they will add to your bathroom comes from their ability to make your space seem bigger and brighter. They can also be functional in working to allow fresh air into your bathroom. Depending on your budget choose a transom window that will add value and best suit your needs.