Bay Windows vs Bow Windows Features and Benefits
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Basic Difference Between Bay & Bow Windows
The basic difference between bay windows & bow windows are how many sections each style of window has. A bow window uses the same style of window in each section, and the whole structure is rounded. You’ll see that bay windows have hard angled sections. Another difference is that bay windows consist of a picture window at the center with two different windows on both sides.
What is a Bay Window?
A bay window is a three sectioned window that bows outward. The center window is a picture window and on either side of the picture window is another style of window.
Bay windows are usually canted (angled/oblique line or surface particularly which cuts off a corner) at most commonly 45 or 90 degrees. The side windows are usually the same type of window.
When is a Bay Window a Good Idea?
You can think of bay windows as an extension of your house. The way the bay window extends from the house adds extra area for you to utilize in various ways.
What Can You Do with a Bay Window?
Here are some typical things that the people do with space and style provided by bay windows provided by Pottery Barn.
Set up a nook. A bay window in your kitchen is an ideal spot for a breakfast nook.
Add long drapes. Create a vertical emphasis that makes the room look a little bigger.
Make the space a window seat. Use it as another seating area or place for pillows.
Create an alcove. Make a cozy reading space to curl up in with your favorite book.
Utilize accent chairs. A good alternative if you don’t have room for chairs as accents.
Add a Desk. The large amount of light they offer makes this area perfect for a desk.
Use it for activities. Place a table in front of the bay window for hobbies and crafts.
Bay Windows Are Great For Southern California Homes
If you have a room with a view and no bay window, then you are missing out on the type of addition that can enhance that view. California is surrounded by water and has lots of hills. Which makes it an ideal location for homes with Bay Windows.
Advantages of Bay Windows
Bay windows adds value to your house, increases square footage, adds ventilation, increases natural light a lot, and can add various uses like shelving, daybed, read nook, and more.
Bay Windows possesses versatility. Bay windows can be made to match the style of the house, and nearly always look good as long as they’re designed well.
Bay Windows increases the value of your home and also improves curb appeal.
Illuminate your home naturally with a large bay window. Normally, windows allow light in from one angle. Since bay windows have three sides, there are three directions from which sunlight can enter your house.
Bay windows can open and close like other windows, thus offering ventilation to your standards.
As long as you install quality, multi-pane, energy efficient windows, then you will not reduce the efficiency of your home. The good thing about Simonton, Milgard, and Anlin windows is they are all energy efficient windows.
Bay windows increase the resale value of your home. They improve curb appeal, the interior look, the lighting, the square footage, and improve the view of your house.
What is a Bow Window?
A bow window is an arc-shape window structure with at least 4 windows that are usually casement windows.
They have all of the benefits of bay windows – more space, lots of use possibilities, great lighting, better view, and increased home value.
When is a Bow Window a Good Idea?
Bow windows are a good idea when you want to increase space, improve your view, improve your natural lighting, add to the look of the house, or create a space to be used for a specific reason – seating, accent a room, storage.
Bow Windows Are Great For Southern California Homes
Bow windows are superb for capturing a view and adding it to your home which perfect for your Southern California home.
It allows you to look at the beautiful bird’s eye view of the outside especially when you are on the second floor and the stunning interior design in the inside.
There are many sections and panes in a bow window so get ready to brighten your room.
Bow windows are good for ventilation since they are able to open and close.
Bow Windows installation is indeed a process but hiring professionals such as California Replacement Windows will make the process faster and has quality results.
Energy Efficient Windows
As long as you are using energy efficient windows, you can maintain or improve the efficiency of your house. You can also qualify for tax credits and reimbursements.
How to Get Bay & Bow Windows
When searching for window installers, ask if they specialize in bay or bow window installation. Look at their reviews online, and the images they have available of past work.
California Replacement Windows & Doors have hundreds of reviews and images that can be considered that our clients can look out for. Visit our Anaheim, Orange County Showroom. We offer Free In-Home Estimate. Call us to Schedule! We look forwards to serving you.
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