Some homeowners think bay windows are outdated. But when strategically placed, they can fit into any modern design.
The Advantages of Bay Windows
Bay windows have a few advantages over a conventional window: for one, their panoramic glass lets in more light. And, since they increase the square footage of any house, bay windows can increase your home’s property value. Listed below are some innovative ways of making this versatile window more functional.
A Bay Window Between Two Bedroom Closets
Installing bay windows between your closets can break what would otherwise be monotonous storage space. Place a small couch in the bay window space to create an area where you can relax in your bedroom.
If you have a particularly small bedroom, incorporating small cabinets and shelves can expand your storage. Add shelves to the sides of bay windows, and place some cushions on top of mini-cabinets to create a multipurpose bay window space.
Living Room Bay Windows Framed by Top-to-Ceiling Curtains
You can enhance the warm allure of the bay window space by using pillows and cushions with rich colors. For a more regal look in your dining room, you can frame the bay windows with top-to-ceiling curtains. However, you need to make sure your dining table mimics the shape of your bay windows. An arching bay window space, for example, should be paired with a circular dining table. This will ensure the interior design remains consistent.
Having trouble figuring out the best place to install bay windows? When in doubt, it’s always best to consult a design professional or contractor. It would also be a good idea to ask about the brands they’d recommend for a window replacement.
Haven’t found a contractor yet?
Renewal by Andersen® of Houston offers a wide variety of premium windows, including double hung windows and bay windows. To schedule a consultation, call us at (281) 547-6177, or fill out this form. We serve homeowners in Houston, TX.