Creative Ways to Utilize Your Bay and Bow Windows

Creative Ways to Utilize Your Bay and Bow Windows


A bay and bow window gives your home character from the outside while providing a uniquely shaped alcove on the inside. However, some homeowners see these features as a hindrance to the unity of their interior design. The truth is: there are many interesting and creative design concepts that can be brought to life in this small-but-mighty space.

Creative Ways to Utilize Your Bay and Bow Windows

In this post, Renewal by Andersen® of San Francisco shares a few creative ideas for making the most of your bay and bow window.

Dress Up the Outside

If you are thinking of getting bay and bow replacement windows in San Francisco, you can dress your bay windows as one large unit or as several joined pieces. If you choose to treat your windows as a single unit, you can install a cushioned built-in bench and hang curtains outside the bay.

There is ample header space above your unit, allowing you to hang a long, straight curtain rod for floor-to-ceiling panels. When open, the curtains serve as a frame for the window seat and the view. When closed, they turn the bench into a snug nook and become a decorative backdrop for the room.

Build a Banquette

Building a window seat is a popular option for many homeowners. Building a banquette into the sill turns an unused alcove into a favorite spot. Give the space an extra cozy feel by tossing in a plush cushion and a few decorative pillows. You can also have some built-in bookshelves to create an intimate reading area. If your bay and bow window is near your kitchen, you could turn the window seat into one-half of a simple dining area.

Create a Mini Garden

For your next San Francisco windows replacement project, consider installing a smaller bay window in your kitchen, just above the kitchen sink. You can then turn the alcove into an attractive mini herb garden to give your kitchen a charming atmosphere. The large expanse of glass also allows rays of glorious sunshine to enter your kitchen, setting the mood for cheerful conversations at the dining table.

Let our design consultants at Renewal by Andersen® of San Francisco help you dress up your replacement bay and bow windows. Call us today at (866) 609-5033 to schedule your consultation.

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