The bay and the bow are two of the most useful windows ever invented. Identical in every way except in glass panel arrangement, either of these projection window systems can enhance how your home works and looks.
Renewal by Andersen® of Quad Cities shares the top six uses of bay and bow windows:
1. Enhancing Daylighting
Bay and bow units allow in plenty of daylight. Although the latter type has a marginally greater glass area, either of them can brighten up your space. Considering the intangibles of having well-it rooms, strategically outfitting your home with these windows can harness the sun’s benefits for health and interior design.
2. Boosting Natural Ventilation
When equipped with operating panels like double-hung or casement windows, the bay and the bow can admit fresh drafts. Adequate natural ventilation is key to keeping your home’s moisture levels under control and its indoor air quality good.
3. Framing Panoramic Views
Comprised of multiple glass panels, bay and bow windows use their inherent expansiveness to take panoramic snapshots of outdoor views. Either of them can seamlessly connect your home with nature, blurring the barrier between inside and out.
4. Reinforcing Architectural Authenticity
Although they can mesh with any architectural styles, these projection windows are emblematic of Victorian homes. For historical accuracy, at least one must be visible from the street.
5. Adding More Seating and Storage
Bay and bow windows literally expand the floor space. You can use the niches they create to increase the amount of seating and storage at home. Of course, the kind of fixed structure must be relative to the room in question. For kitchens, building a banquette is popular. For home offices, constructing a permanent desk is common. For bedrooms, having a long bench or daybed is fashionable.
6. Integrating Home Areas
If you love to roll two spaces into one, installing a bay or bow window is an elegant solution. The best example is to combine the kitchen with the dining area.
Let Renewal by Andersen of Quad Cities help you use bay and bow windows to excellent effect. Call us at (844) 366-7784 today to schedule your free consultation in Rock Island, IL, and let’s talk about your window replacement project in detail.