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Creative Ways to Use Your Bay Windows

Various styles of residential windows can provide your home with different benefits. Bay windows give your home more natural light and panoramic outdoor views. It’s also a great window style for small rooms as it creates an illusion of space and adds an area for seating or storage.

Here are some ideas on how you can utilize your bay window.

Window Seat

One of the most common ways to use a bay window is with a window seat. You can place a small table in front of the seat where you can dine or play board games. Make sure to choose a table that’s high enough and gives you plenty of legroom.

It’s important to choose the right height for back cushions for a seamless transition against the windowsill. Like double hung windows, bay windows can be opened to let in fresh air to your home. Consider a cushion with a washable slipcover made from indoor-outdoor fabric because dirt from the outside is unavoidable.

Built-In Tables

You can make a bay window area a place for eating by installing a dining counter directly into the bay. Another great way to use a bay window is as a built-in desk. Before adding a desk, make sure that the window sills are at the right height for the desktop and that there aren’t baseboard heaters below it.

Storage Space 

Having storage that opens from the top is a great option for households with children. Here you can store cushions, sheets and toys. They are more accessible than pullout drawers or cabinets because you don’t have to reach at the back of cabinets to reach things.

For energy-efficient and stunning bay windows, choose Renewal by Andersen® of Kansas City. We understand that this window style may not be for all homes so we also offer casement, picture and sliding windows. Our window replacement professionals will work with you to help you choose the right window for your home, aesthetic preferences and budget. Call us at (913) 956-0887 or fill out our online form to schedule a consultation. We serve clients in Independence and Olathe, MO.

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