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Unexpected Rooms Benefit from Privacy Windows

PENSACOLA, FLA - The laundry room. A nursery. The master bedroom walk-in closet. These are just some of the rooms in a home that can benefit from adding light through a privacy window.

"Too many smaller rooms in the home are constructed with no ventilation or light coming in," says Roger Murphy, president of Hy-Lite, a U.S. Block Windows Company. "It's really so easy to add light into a room. There doesn't need to be much wall space to accommodate a transom acrylic block window placed above laundry machines or an oval decorative glass window in a hallway."

Murphy points out that privacy window units are easy to maintain while bringing natural sunlight into the home. "From basement hopper windows made of acrylic block to a Mission-style transom window in a shower, these units fill our instinctive desire to add light to dark places and connect us with the outdoors," says Murphy. "The beauty of privacy windows is that they do indeed protect the privacy of the person inside the home. The obscure nature of these windows bring diffused light into the house while keeping prying eyes out."

Some of the most popular styles of smaller privacy windows sold by Hy-Lite include the Geometric style (an octagon-shaped window) and the oval-shaped Floral and Radiance windows. "These small windows, when installed in small rooms, can make a big impact," says Murphy. "Their stylish designs accent the rooms plus allow natural light to infiltrate a guest bathroom, home office or laundry room."

Hy-Lite, a U.S. Block Windows Company, is the leading manufacturer of acrylic block, glass block and decorative glass windows. The company's privacy product options include acrylic block shutters, accent panels, radius walls, partition walls and door inserts. Since 1988, the Pensacola, Florida-based company has been committed to providing residential and commercial construction professionals and homeowners with elegant, affordable privacy window designs. For more information, visit