Are you trying to decide if a beautiful bay or bow window configuration is a good option for your Long Island home? This replacement window style offers incomparable home improvement solutions you cannot get from any other configuration. And, while it isn’t always a perfect fit for every home, they do offer some advantages you can’t get with standalone replacement window styles. Here are eight unique ways to use bay and bow windows from your local Renewal by Andersen team for your consideration.

8 Unique Ways to Use Bay & Bow Windows on Long Island 

Number 1: Add a comfy seating area with a window seat where you can enjoy a cup of coffee or spend some time reading a good book while you enjoy a beautiful view of the bay or skyline.

Number 2: Usher in abundant sunlight and a touch of artistic flair with a bay replacement window that goes from floor to ceiling by topping your bow or bay configuration with patterned glass transoms. Natural light makes a room feel bigger and more welcoming.

Number 3: Create a dramatic focal point that streams natural light into your room by including an arched window in your bay. If you incorporate another arched window on an adjacent or opposing wall, you’ll double the natural light and increase your viewing potential. Opt for half-curtains that cover the lower portion of windows to reduce afternoon glare and keep your spaces comfortable throughout the day.

Number 4: A gentle bow window in a home office or bedroom creates a small ledge that doesn’t overwhelm the senses. You’ll gain maximum viewing area, add extra ventilation and seamlessly connect your indoor and outdoor spaces.

Number 5: A three-panel bay in a small, square room adds some architectural diversity that makes the room feel less cramped. Increase energy-efficiency with a large picture window in the center, flanked by double-hung or casement side window units.

Number 6: Give your boring bathroom a makeover with a solution that literally draws in fresh air and surrounds you with sunshine. Choose a single casement window for each side and twin casement windows for the center panel to create a stunning view from the outside. This works especially well if you have a free-standing tub with windows that start near the tub or drop slightly below the tub rim and climb high on the wall. Hang floor to ceiling drapes or curtains that offer privacy when needed, but that can be opened to take advantage of air circulation and natural light on a bright, sunny day.

Number 7: Give your kitchen some love with a small bay or bow replacement window above the sink. The narrow ledge – or a wider option – give you a place to display small plants or grow fresh herbs. Casement windows with an easy grasp, single-lever operation are the perfect solution for over the sink. Add a between-the-glass grille pattern that complements your interior décor and you have a sunny spot to work in, or watch the children playing in the yard while you prepare lunch or dinner.

Number 8: Define your space with an over-sized bay window in the dining area. Meld operational windows beneath fixed panels and transoms above to create a stunning, wide-open view. Choose grilles or a series of smaller windows for transoms to echo the lower windows for a symmetrical, balanced space.

You have so many options with bay and bow window configurations it would be impossible to scratch the surface in one blog post. Whether you want a shallow window ledge, or are thinking that a window seat would be a great addition to your home, this multi-window style is a perfect fit. Add architectural interest. Define your living spaces. Invite guests to gather in the kitchen. Usher in abundant light. Wash your home with fresh air. Bay and bow replacement windows do all of this and more. Installing the correct window treatments ensures you take advantage of all the benefits while complementing your lifestyle and interior design.

Want to Explore More Renewal by Andersen of Long Island Bay & Bow Replacement Window Options?

Renewal by Andersen is proud to help our Long Island neighbors create comfortable, energy-efficient homes they can be proud of and enjoy showing off. Talk to a personal window consultant in your own home about taking advantage of bay and bow window configuration to beautify your living spaces today. As you can see, building bay or bow windows gives you freedom to use any replacement window style in our portfolio — whether you prefer casements and awnings, or double-hung and sliding windows with a fixed window. Ready to get started? Just take a minute to fill in the short form on this page or give us a call at 1-877-313-9052 to schedule a home visit.

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