The Types of Bay Windows for a Kitchen

Windows frame the view of the outside world and have the ability to transform a room with light and texture. Kitchens are important rooms in the house because they are where many families come together to eat and communicate. A bay window can transform a kitchen to make it more cozy and bright with its three-angled designs. There are many different styles of bay windows that are appropriate for kitchens.

Angled Bay Windows

Bay windows can make kitchens seem bigger and enhance them with natural light.

Angled bay windows are the most popular design and they are often just called “bay windows” They are comprised of three or more windows that protrude from the house and slant back toward the interior walls at 30- or 45-degree angles.  They can easily replace standard large windows, and they add light and square footage to a kitchen to make it appear bigger.

These types of windows add dimension to a dining area, creating a cozy seating nook.  Many people enjoy this feature in the kitchen and place their kitchen table next to the nook in order to use it as seating.

Box Bay Windows

Box bay windows come in several different sizes and may be used in different parts of the kitchen.  They are square-shaped with 90-degree corner angles, and they project out from the side of the house.

Larger box bay windows provide a shelf seat in the kitchen and expand the interior room space.  Smaller box bay windows can be installed in front of the kitchen sink to provide an area for plants and herbs.

Garden Bay Windows

Garden bay windows have the box bay base but they add additional light with glass roofs.  They are typically ideal for homeowners who want or need sunlight to enter the kitchen.

For example, some kitchen colors and layouts make the room seem very small, dark and uninviting, and these types of bay windows can alleviate the issue.  They are also a popular choice for homeowners who have many indoor plants in the kitchen.

Bow Windows

Bow windows come in many different sizes and project out from the side of the kitchen like regular bay windows.  The main difference between the two types is that bow windows have a curved shape rather than an angular shape.

Bow windows are typically more expensive than angular or box bay windows.  They are ideal for elegant, large kitchens.

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