When you buy a house instead of building it from the ground up, you may end up with a home with features you have no idea what to do with or one that lacks several features you would prefer. Such is the case when a homebuyer ends up with a house that has bay windows. These windows can either be good or bad, depending on your tastes. When you buy a house that has them, you might have no idea how to maximize their features. Whereas when you get a house without them, you might find yourself imagining all the things you could do, if only you had them. These windows are the popular choice in U.S. communities, however, because they lend a powerful appeal to the property. When planning to install this window type, here are some ideas to work with them. Window Seat This is probably the most common use for the space at the foot of every bay window. Whether you install a custom-designed cushion for extra comfort or enjoy bare wood and a few throws, you can use your windows as extra seating. This comes in handy if you have limited space, as you can forgo the couch. If the window replacement is big enough, you might want to use it as a reading nook. Adding a table next to it gives you an instant work area for your laptop or writing implements. Banquette or Dining Area For a large window that leaves a spacious floor area, a dining table can be added along with fixed seating on the window side, sort of like the cushioned privacy seats you find at a diner. Again, it solves a problem of space in a small home. For this setup, ensure the window sills sit higher than the table if you’re going for back support. Built-In Desk Similar to the reading nook, but this time the roles are reversed. You use the window as the desk and add a seat in front of it. This works as a study area for a child’s bedroom or as an extra computer area for your bedroom. A window overlooking greenery or the sea should be more inspiring for work, but if you are easily distracted or are bothered by too much light coming in, you can always install window treatments like blinds and curtains. Display Area A high window sill gives you a place to install a display area for framed photos. You can also use the space to place the TV. For a huge, widescreen display, a lower window sill might be more appropriate. This is a perfect spot for the TV if the window sits at the foot of the bed. You can install Renewal by Andersen®’s casement windows in a recessed area instead if you are uncomfortable with bow windows, or if you think the construction might entail more work. Renewal by Andersen® offers different types of replacement windows that fit every need, backed by industry-leading warranties. Enjoy a lifetime warranty on the installation of your windows when you work with Renewal by Andersen of Seattle, located at 7433 5th Ave South Seattle, WA, with telephone (206) 777-0984.