The bay window brings a lot of functionality to any room. As a projection unit, its attractive bump-out adds interest to the exterior and expands the floor space of the interior. Its multiple glass units can catch the sun from different directions to provide non-stop daylighting and capture sweeping views. By having at least two operating panels, it ventilates efficiently to cool and dehumidify the room.
If you want to take the utility of bay windows to the next level, however, Renewal by Andersen® of Omaha and Lincoln recommends these ideas:
Bay With Seating
Installing a built-in seat is one of the most popular additions to the bay. Depending on its location, a bay window seat can serve as a banquette, a reading nook, or even a daybed. Since you’d be using it for a long time, be sure to put a premium on comfort. Invest in high-quality upholstery and consider adding throw pillows, bolsters, or headrests to feel snug sitting on it.
Bay With Storage
Whether you install some seating or not, think about using the natural niche of bay windows to create more storage space. The base of the seat makes a neat hideout for unattractive fixtures, like plumbing, or cabinetry to keep the interior clutter-free. Utilize the solid wall framing the bay by building bookcases to house your favorite reads.
Bay By the Sink
Installing the bay above the sinks of your bathroom and kitchen solves the natural light and ventilation needs of both spaces. It provides a ledge you can use to display sun-loving ornamentals or flowers. Considering its location, use casement windows as its flanker units so you can easily crank them open or close.
Discover many other brilliant ideas to tailor your Andersen windows to your unique aesthetic and functional needs. Some of its elements may not be subject to change, but we’ll help you push the envelope of window customization to design your bay with excellence.
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