Bay windows often add a classic look to contemporary homes and character properties, protruding outwards from the sides of the house. While three-panel bay windows are the most popular you’ll see installed, they come in a variety of configurations. When thinking about installing them for the first time, replacing them or even getting rid of them, here are some points to consider.
Pros of Bay Windows
Luckily, there’s a multitude of benefits that come alongside installing bay windows in the home.
We all know how welcoming it makes rooms in our home feel when lots of natural light can find its way in. This is one of the key benefits of installing bay windows thanks to the large panes of glass used and the fact that light can enter from several different angles. This can help rooms feel spacious and inviting which is why they’re so popular for areas such as master bedrooms, living rooms, kitchens and dining rooms.
Less Wall Space
Some people love to install large sliding doors to achieve better views and more light coming into their home, often creating a large ‘glass wall’ effect. However, the downside is that they take up a lot of wall space, and usually aren’t appropriate for the front of a property. This is where bay windows offer a great alternative, using up exterior space instead and are installed at both the front and back of homes.
As bay windows are often connected to the 1930s, as well as the Edwardian and Victorian eras, they offer a classic look which is attractive from both the inside and outside. They add character in bucketloads, not to mention creating a practical space which homeowner’s use for anything from a seating area to a dressing table or storage. This adds kerb appeal to your property as well as increasing its usable floor space, helping to enhance the value of your property.
Cons of Bay Windows
The main disadvantage of bay windows installations is that they’re more complex than standard casement windows. They also require more panes of glass, frames and are larger than other windows, so cost should be something to think about. If you’re installing bay windows for the first time, you should liaise with your local authority as they may consider the project to be a home extension. If you find a windows and doors company who have a specialist service for bay windows, they will be able to advise you on your best options. You should also think about how to dress your bay windows appropriately if they’re South facing, in case they lead to higher temperatures in your rooms during the Summer. If they’re installed in the bedroom, consider blackout options.
Bay Window Installations
Are you looking to install or replace bay windows at your property? Speak to the team at Your Price Windows. We have a wide range of different styles that we can show you, and cover areas of London and the Home Counties, including properties in Tooting, Reigate and Lingfield. To arrange a free, no obligation consultation and quotation, call now on 020 8640 0380.