When you purchase a home with bay windows, you might wonder how to maximize their features. When you don’t have them, you might long for the many benefits they bring. These windows are very popular across the country because they lend a powerful appeal to your home. Here Renewal by Andersen® of Seattle presents some ideas on the benefits they can bring.
Add a dining table with fixed seating on the window side. This provides a good solution for space issues in smaller homes. For this setup, ensure the window sills sit higher than the table to provide back support.
One of the most common uses for the space at the foot of a bay window is as a window seat. With a cushion and some pillows thrown in for extra padding and comfort, it can become the perfect little reading nook if the window replacement is big enough. Add a small table nearby, and you’ll have instant work space with room for your laptop or writing implements. It also comes in handy for extra seating if you can’t fit a couch in due to limited space.
If you need a work area but don’t want to take up space with a traditional desk, the area in front of your bay window is the perfect substitute. Just add a chair, and it becomes a study area in a child’s bedroom or a computer area in the master bedroom. And if you’re lucky enough that your window overlooks a stunning waterfront view, that should provide ample inspiration for you as you work.
A high window sill can also provide the perfect place to display framed photos. Or, if you’re short on space, the recessed nature of a bay window could make it a good spot for the TV. Keep in mind that for a huge, widescreen display, a lower window sill might be more appropriate.
Casement windows from Renewal by Andersen of Seattle can also make fine replacements if bay windows aren’t your cup of tea. To find out more about the various window styles we offer, call Renewal by Andersen of Seattle today at (206) 686-7733 for a free in-home consultation. We serve homeowners in Seattle and nearby areas.