Bathroom remodel: remove existing window?
I would like to do a bathroom remodel in my ranch style house. The bathroom currently has a leaky tub and no shower. We would like a shower on the main level because showering in the cold non-insulated basement isn’t much fun in the winter months. The bathroom layout will need to remain as it is currently, there is really no other way to lay it out due to the small size of the bathroom. My question is, what do I do with my bathroom window? I have attached some photos of it from both the inside and the outside. I would like to replace the tub and put up a shower surround. If I remove the window, what do I do the siding? Will it work to simply put siding in to fill the gap, or do I need to try to stagger the seams on it? I thought I could possibly pull the siding off between the two bedroom window (left and right sides), which are larger than the bathroom window (center window) that way I could stagger the seams. Or is it an issue to have stacked seems? I wouldn’t mind keeping a small window in the bathroom, just for some natural lighting but how do I keep it from rotting due to constant moisture? Anyone tackled and issue similar to this? thanks
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