Is there a good privacy solution for a window inside a shower?

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When your lone bathroom window is the one inside the there a good solution that gives privacy AND sunlight?

Blinds don't work, horizontal or vertical.

Draps get wet.

Putting a layer of tint or reflective materials on the glass help long as you don't turn the lights on.

Is there any sort of high tech materials you can put on that are like the one way mirror in the police interrogation room?  Let lights in, but will not let lights back out?

Glass blocks can work in some cases, but takes away the ventilation.

Anyone got anything creative?

Use a frosted window film. Even if you turn on the light you can't make out a distinctive figure.

Go with a glass block window.  You can't see through it yet it lets in lots of light.

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Spray on window etching. 

Use a bunch (3-5) of light coats. Make sure to setup a box fan in a window to vent. 

Window films is the way to go here. 

A window in (or near) a shower (or bath) must be tempered glass or covered with a tempering film.  So use an frosted tempering film and cover both bases at once.  Many choices available on amazon, for example.

If the sizing works I've used pre-made glass blocks with the vent built in. They come in a wavy glass and ice chips glass version too so they're very hard to see through and let a ton of light in. Plus the vents are huge and tilt either up or down while still blocking views. I've torn out the old window and mixed glass block mortar and put in new ones myself in a few hours. Something like this:

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HI @Sam Leon  

I would go with the frosted window film. There is a variety of designs which in turn will enhance the window. Just google - decorative window film.

What about reflective window tinting used in cars, like a mirror on the outside.

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