Here are some great facts about having a bay or a bow window installed in your home.
Natural Light. Bay and Bow windows actually protrude out from the side of your house. They channel in natural light. A bay window is generally comprised of 3 windows and a bow is comprised of 4 or 5 windows. The center window is usually a large picture window with two side windows called flankers. Double hung and casement can be opened for ventilation. Bow windows encompass three or more windows of the same size. Extending out from the side of your home, these windows are placed on an appreciable 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. 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, however a bay or boy creates a mirage of the whole space being larger because of its extending shape. Add space or at least the mirage of it by utilizing a bay or bow window.
Gorgeous Window Seat! These windows can have a seat board at the base. This is great place to sit, relax and enjoy the view. The bay seats are a very striking part of the interior of your home. Many people utilize this space by sitting and reading, laughing and day dreaming. This seat can also be used for additional storage as this is a wall space under the unit. This is a great place for toys, blankets and pillows in a living room.
Curb Appeal. With any home repair or remodel, think about the overall effect on your homes curb appeal and value. With the addition of a new bay or bow window, or by replacing an old one with a new vinyl replacement window will only increase the value of your home.