When looking for ways to improve your home without making any drastic changes or remodeling, many homeowners choose to install bay or bow windows to create the illusion of space within a room. They add beauty to both the interior and exterior of the home—the perfect way to create dimension and charm without spending a fortune.
D&D Windows of Sacramento, Elk Grove and Roseville describes bay and bow windows as types of windows that protrude from the outside of the house, allowing sunlight to enter the home from more window space. Bay and bow windows have essentially the same effect, with some slight variations. Whereas bow windows are made up of multiple panes (five or six, usually), bay windows only have three. In most cases, the windows making up a bow window are equal in size, and therefore create a smoother, rounder look to the room. Bay windows, on the other hand, are made up of two smaller windows that protrude from the wall and are connected by a central window. This central window is usually larger, and the two beside it are angled outward toward the house.
Depending on your needs for the room, there are a few things to consider before choosing whether a bow or bay window is right for your home. While bay windows may open to allow circulation, bow windows have fixed panes. So if you install windows in a space that you want to allow more circulation, a bay window may be a better option. However, as long as you have other windows in the room, a bow window is still a great addition to any room.
Bay and bow windows allow for a unique view of the outside of the home while also letting plenty of light in to open up a room. Both types of windows are excellent for kitchens and living spaces, where the windows give the effect of the exterior environment being an extension of the home. Bow and bay windows are also popular in dining areas, giving you a lovely view while enjoying a meal.
Adding new windows to a room in your home adds style and flair without subtracting too much from your wallet. Bay and bow windows can create the illusion of space and enliven and rejuvenate your home.