Yes, you heard correctly. It’s possible to put a large window like a bay window right in your kitchen. Not only do you maximize the potential for more natural sunlight, you open up your view of the outdoors and save on energy costs while you’re at it. Let’s discuss why adding a bay window in your kitchen is an excellent idea.
Installing a bay window is more affordable than you think, especially if you have the space there already from another window or set of windows. There are many kitchen window styles that can dramatically enhance your kitchen’s appeal, value and design. Keep costs low by partnering with a trusted window installation company that can guide you every step of the way.
Box vs. Angled Bay Windows
An angled bay is the most common type of bay window that works well in any style or shape of kitchen. A large angled bay will extend across the interior of your kitchen, finished as an expansion of the floor or perhaps you can add a built-in window seat. The beauty of an angled bay window lies in the fact that it reaches out to the exterior landscape to bring in natural light and more expansive views. This is the most cost-effective way to gain extra light and space.
A box bay window is simpler, and it comes in more of a rectangular form featuring side walls that are located perpendicular to the wall of your house. Most box bays have a group of windows at the front, but you don’t need to have windows on either side if you don’t want to. Box bays add lots of light to your kitchen, while at the same time maximizing the amount of floor space you have, says HGTV.
Bow windows and garden windows are similar options that also allow more natural sunlight to flood your kitchen.
- Bow windows: This type of window forms a gentle curve rather than sharp angles, with each window being identical. Just like traditional bay windows, the middle windows remain fixed, with the side windows able to open and close. It’s common to pair interior window seats with bow windows. These are more suited to traditional-style homes, while bay windows are better for modern homes.
- Garden windows: These are usually installed right behind and above the kitchen sink. They’re smaller than bay and bow windows, and rather than feature an interior window seat, garden windows have a middle shelf where you can display small plants and herbs. Plants can thrive in a garden window with such close access to sunlight throughout the day.
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