window in shower
We moved into our small ranch home (1000 sqft) about two months ago. The house was built in 1948 with a main bathroom on the first floor and a small 3/4 bathroom in the basement. The bathroom has a window right above the tub. It's obvious that when the house was first built, there wasn't meant to be a shower in this bathroom. However, the PO's have put a surround around the tub and cut out for the window. The tub has another shower curtain rod along the window side with a shower curtain that hangs in front of the window so water won't get on it (the curtain is cut down so it's just a little bigger than the actual window).
We're wondering if it's in our best interest to take out the window so it doesn't look so "weird", or will losing all natural light be a bigger detriment, especially if we eventually sell to a bath-only person who might miss the window. We've thought about a skylight tube, but the actual size of the ceiling is small and I don't know if there is room to squeeze in a skylight along with the overhead light.
Is this a common thing in smaller houses where showers have been retrofitted into bathrooms that were built with just a bathtub in mind? Has anyone else dealt with this?