Ahh, the crisp air of fall! It’s coming sooner than you think. So why not get ready now? Those of us living in New England can appreciate the many colors of autumn, with its vibrant reds, oranges and golds. You can see the bigger picture with a bigger, better window! We’re talking specifically about bay, bow and picture windows for your living room or great room. These windows are perfect for letting in more natural light, opening up your space, and increasing your enjoyment of the outdoor view.
Let’s go over the benefits of each type.
Often used in large rooms with vaulted ceilings, picture windows frame your view perfectly thanks to a large surface area of glass. They are fixed windows, which means you can’t open or close them. The main purpose of a picture window is to give you a wide, unobstructed view of the outdoor environment. But a side benefit is their ability to let the sun stream in and naturally warm the room. This can save you on heating costs in the winter.
Comprised of one central window and two corresponding side windows, bay windows are also perfect for living and great rooms. While the middle window is fixed, often times the side windows can be opened outward for added ventilation. The best part about the bay window is its deep sill on the interior, which makes for a great place to display photographs, trinkets and vases of fresh flowers. Some people even add a window seat to create a quiet sitting area for reading.
Just like picture windows, bay windows give you a nice view of the outside, although because of their partitions and panes, you don’t get a clear expanse of space. Bay windows are chosen for the elegance and the additional space they create in the interior of the home. This can be great if you have a room that’s on the small side, as bay windows can give the illusion of more space.
Bow windows are very similar to bay windows in their design, sweeping out in a gently curving arch from the interior of the room. They give an expansive view of the outdoors, but rather than utilize just three windows, bow windows get their “bowed” appearance from the multiple windows involved – sometimes, four, five or six. Unlike bay windows, bow windows don’t have as much as a linear look; instead, they have more of a seamless, streamlined appearance.
You can also add a bench seat with storage, or display collectibles on the shelf underneath. These windows are often chosen to complement Victorian homes, while bay windows are used in more modern homes.
No matter which type of window you choose, you’re sure to benefit from a better view of the outdoors and all the brilliant fall foliage that goes with it.
Prepare now to get the most enjoyment out of the colorful autumn views with windows from Rescom Exteriors. Call us now at 508-832-5202 to get started!