Bay windows project outward from the side of the house. They are made up of a central window and two side windows. The central window is usually fixed, and parallel to the existing wall. The side windows are set at a 30°, 45°, 60°, or 90° angle. They’re often casements or double-hung styles and are either stationary or operating. Bay windows have a deep sill area that’s commonly used as a display for plants.
- Add value to the home. Bay windows are often chosen for their aesthetic appeal. From the outside, the shimmering glass gives the home a clean, modern look. On the inside, the style looks elegant and creates a feeling of additional space. Aesthetic appeal and increased square footage add to the resale value of your home.
- Allow natural light to enter. Bay windows have panoramic views, so they allow more natural light to enter from multiple directions.
- Good ventilation. Because bay windows offer the option of having two operating windows, the homeowner and guests can enjoy a nice breeze from two directions instead of just one.
- Versatility. Bay windows can be found in any room in Victorian homes, but they’re also a popular enhancement for modern homes. They can be installed anywhere, but bay windows are popular in the kitchens and living rooms of modern homes. The area around the window allows for a reading nook or banquette style seating.