If adding a bay and bow window to your New Jersey or New York home has always intrigued you, but you are a bit intimidated about including them in your replacement window plans, this Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey and New York Metro article is just for you. Taking full advantage of beautiful bay windows isn’t as difficult as it may seem.
Bay and bow configurations are popular because they have many features that instantly add visual interest from the outside and a whole new world of decorating options inside. When you learn about these features, you might be surprised by all the possibilities just waiting for you to bring them to life.
Here are some ideas to get you started thinking about which room, or rooms, in your home might benefit from installing a “non-traditional” replacement window style.
Bay & Bow Windows in the Dining Room or Kitchen
A large bay window instantly expands your floor space and the opportunity to increase natural light levels. If your space is large enough, you can use the “extra” floor space to convert a cook-only kitchen to a dine-in kitchen by installing a bench seat for your family table. A beautiful bay window also provides the perfect spot to create an intimate table-for-two arrangement to share coffee in the morning before heading to the office. Not interested in changing your dining set-up? No problem. Create a mini-greenhouse with added health benefits. Live plants brighten up your space and increase the amount of oxygen in your room.
Bay & Bow Windows Can Create a Window Seat in the Den or Entertainment Room
One of the most popular uses for a bay replacement window is adding extra seating. Every bay window has a space at the foot of the window suitable for adding seating. Top the built-in with a cushion, or a few pillows, and you’ve added room for most guests without cluttering the traffic areas with more furniture. The window seat creates the perfect space for a mini-work station, a reading nook or a play area for the kids.
Bay & Bow Windows in the Living Room or Parlor
Who doesn’t need more storage? Expand the window seat solution by installing a hinged cover to reveal a storage locker for games, extra blankets and linens, sporting gear or anything that needs a spot of its own that is convenient, but out of sight. A cedar lined storage area is also a great place to store winter clothes like wool jackets, sweaters and mittens.
Bay & Bow Windows in the Nursery or Playroom
A mini-bay in the nursery provides an opportunity for your little ones to learn about nature from indoors. A bay constructed with double-hung windows that allow a top down ventilation method prevents accidental falls through the window and provides a view of the wonderful world beyond the glass. Hang feeders or install a welcoming birdhouse outside the window than attract birds. You can also plant bushes and shrubs, like hackberries, raspberries or holly plants, beneath new replacement bay windows installed on the lower floor to attract Northern Cardinals to your yard.
Bay & Bow Windows In the Library
Build a reading nook in the library, or create a built-in, study-ready desk. Just use the ledge created by the bay window for a work surface and add a child-sized chair. Flanking the workstation with built-in shelves for book and supply storage increases the benefits. Be sure to add enough electrical outlets nearby to supply the computer, printer and other digital work tools with power. A spectacular view beyond the bay may be distracting or it may inspire your child to think outside the box when tackling homework. If you want to eliminate distractions, don’t worry. Dressing your new window isn’t as challenging as you might think. In fact, the options are almost limitless.
Bay & Bow Windows in Bathrooms & Other Small Spaces
Not every bow or bay window is large. You can use a small, high window sill in the bathroom to display candles, seashells, small plants or other knickknacks. Over the sink bay windows often hold soap, scrubbers and other kitchen-related items.
We’ve seen window sills serve as a place for the giant screen TV, for a special place to curl up in the bedroom to watch the world go by and for an art-center for both adults and kids. If you think about what you might do if you suddenly discovered a few extra square feet in your home, you’ll realize the possibilities are limited only by your imagination.
Take Full Advantage of Your Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey & New York Metro Beautiful Bay Replacement Windows
Inspired to create stunning curb appeal and add new living space inside your New York or New Jersey home? We can help bring your vision to life with bays, bows and any of our other Energy Star certified replacement windows designed to fit your personal lifestyle.
Our Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey and New York Metro replacement window specialists welcome the opportunity to help you create spaces with bay windows that add functionality and beauty to your home. To get started, simply fill in the short form on this page or call us toll-free at 1-888-826-2451 to schedule a no-obligation home consultation today.
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