Who likes a dark closet or bathroom? A dreary get-ready space exposes you to risk of showing up at work in mismatched shoes or lopsided eyeliner, which, while I agree are first-world problems, are certainly some of the avoidable ones.
I was discussing this with Workroom member Jen Hill of CDK Architects the other day; just one of the many pressing issues we deal with at the Workroom on a daily basis. Jen said that one of the best solutions was to include a clerestory window.
What is a clerestory window, you ask? And, how do I pronounce it when I am asking for one? Simply, a clerestory window is a high opening (above eye height) that lets in light and/or air to a room. It is pronounced clear story. Jen often includes them in her designs, and she shared some (gorgeous) examples with me.
Imagine getting ready in one of these light-flooded spaces! You’d emerge sartorially matched, artfully made up and ready to take on the world.
But Anita, you wonder, I am not building a custom home right now, can I add clerestory windows to my existing bathroom? Well the answer is yes, but the easiest way to do them is to fit them in-between the existing studs, like I have them in my house (see photo at end). This is a LOT easier (and cheaper) than cutting and reinforcing the studs for a longer window.
So, ready to shed some light on your morning routine? Give Jen a call and get started!
Jen Hill firstname.lastname@example.org