Bay and bow windows are a great addition to any home. They are a focal point of a room. The benefits of this addition to your home are numerous. Here are four benefits that everyone considering the addition of a bay or bow window should consider.
More natural light. Bay and Bow windows actually protrude out from the side of your house. They funnel in natural light. A bay window is generally comprised of 3 windows. The center window is usually a large picture window with two side windows called flankers. These flankers are generally double hung, or casement. Both double hung and casement can be opened for ventilation. Bow windows are comprised of three or more windows of the same size. Protruding out from the side of your home, these windows are placed upon a curve to get that dramatic three dimensional effect. Both bay and bow windows will let in more natural light, increasing your view of the outdoors immensely.
Added space inside your home. By design, a bay or bow window will make your room appear to be larger. A standard window is just a flat pane of glass that is on the same plane as your wall, but a bay or boy creates an illusion of the whole space being larger because of its protruding shape. Add space or at least the illusion of it by utilizing a bay or bow window.
Addition of a gorgeous window seat! These windows can have a seat board at the base. This is great place to sit, relax and enjoy the view. These bay seats are a very attractive part of the interior of your home. Many people recall memories of sitting there and reading, laughing and dreaming. This seat could also be storage space. There will be wall space under the unit. Some clever people have chosen to use this space to have a chest built in that has a flip top. This is a great place for toys to be stored in a bedroom, or blankets and pillows in a living room. Board games can be tucked away in here too!
Installing a bay or bow window will certainly increase your home’s curb appeal and most often its value. As with any home repair or remodel, we need to think about its overall effect on our homes curb appeal and value. Adding a new bay or bow, or replacing an old one with a new vinyl replacement window will only increase both of these.
If you are considering bay or bow windows, the pros at Window Nation are ready and willing to assist you. Add more light, space, seats, storage, curb appeal and value to your home today with one of these amazing windows!