Bay windows, like double-hung and casement windows, add instant value to any residential property thanks to their unique features. These include an innate aesthetic appeal, an ability to bring in natural light and a form that physically and visually expands the rooms they’re installed in.
More importantly, they can be used to increase the functionality of your home. Read on as Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey-New York Metro takes a look at how to do so.
A home office nook is a fine example of how the bay window can be maximized. You can either have a custom built-in desk installed or relocate an existing desk into the bay to make the most of the floor space. Traditionally, office workspaces have seats facing away from the windows to provide for better reading and writing without the glare of the outdoors. Then again, you may most likely use a computer or laptop for work, so it’s better to face the glass to prevent glare from bouncing off the monitor screen.
Window seats are one of the most popular interior elements to maximize bay windows. The space below these windows can be configured to anything you desire. Apart from seating with hinged or removable tops, it can also serve as additional storage, whether in the form of concealed drawers or open shelves. Some homeowners even make clever tweaks to this particular part of the window to hide cables or the radiator.
Restaurant-style window seating can be replicated in your kitchen with a bay window as one of its striking features. It is a great spot to have with the family or have a casual get-together with a group of friends over dinner. You not only take advantage of lighting entering through that large expanse of glass but also enjoy the beautiful outdoor view.
Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey-New York Metro is your local source of the high-quality replacement windows. We offer a variety of styles, from sliding, bay and bow, double-hung, casement and picture windows. Call us at (201) 228-9818 or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate. We serve Staten Island and the surrounding areas in NJ.