Bay and Bow Windows
Never underestimate the importance of windows in home design. Bay and Bow windows are two elegant ways to make the most of a beautiful view. By design, these windows extend outward from your interior wall, opening up the room and providing an expanded view of the outdoors. These window choices allow for more natural daylight to flood into the room and really brighten up your home. Commonly installed above the kitchen sink or breakfast nook, bay windows can also offer additional shelving space for plants and small décor.
Upgrading your replacement windows to a beautiful bay or bow window fixture offers a significant improvement to the visual appeal of your home as well as expanding the space and increasing the lighting and ventilation levels.
What’s the Difference between Bay and Bow Windows?
Bay and Bow windows are similar, in that they extend outward from the wall. However, a bay window usually has three panes; two angled casement windows flanking a fixed picture window. A bow window will also protrude from the wall, but will feature four or more casement windows, creating a more elegant, curving design.
Bay windows are typically added as a modular feature to a renovated home, often replacing an existing window. Therefore they are usually not full height, although some do extend to the floor. Bow windows are the ones that tend to extend all the way to floor level with a more expansive design. Bow windows often protrude further out from the side of the home, allowing for more light into the room and additional airflow when opened. Both Bay and Bow windows are excellent options for bringing a bright new aesthetic to your home.