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Bay vs. Bow Windows

Windows have the ability to completely transform both the interior and exterior of your home. Outdated windows will make a space feel older, and also struggle to regulate the internal temperature of the home. New windows are one of the best ways to give your home an instant face lift! When you decide to invest in new windows for your home, there’s a wide variety of window styles to choose from. Let’s focus on two popular window types to determine which would be the best fit in your home! 

Bay Windows 

Bay windows are not a new concept, but they’ve started to regain popularity in recent years. Bay windows are installed so that they angle past the normal exterior wall of your home. This adds dimension to the space and gives a great view to the outdoors. Bay windows are commonly used for additional seating inside the home too, since the extension outside the wall can easily be turned into a comfortable window seat, perfect for lounging in the sun and reading a book. Bay windows are made up of 3 or more windows that are installed together to create the unique outdoor angle. 

Bow Windows 

Bow windows have a lot of similarities to bay windows, but a few key differences as well. Bow windows are made up of 4 to 8 individual windows that are arranged in a curved pattern. The curve extends past the exterior wall of your home, similar to bay windows. The biggest difference is the amount of glass that’s used and the smooth curve associated with bow windows compared to the noticeable corners associated with bay windows. Bow windows also provide the opportunity for a window seat to be installed. Bow windows are commonly used to make a space feel larger than it actually is. The curve of the window paired with the natural lighting creates an optical illusion that will make a room feel bigger without adding any square footage to the space. 

Which is Right for You? 

Deciding between bay or bow windows ultimately comes down to your personal preference and budget. Since bow windows include more pieces of glass, they are typically more expensive than bay windows. Bow windows offer more natural light than bay windows too. Bay windows can fit into almost any home design, but bow windows are best paired with a Victorian style home. Both window styles are sure to improve the look of your home both inside and out!

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If you’re ready to install new a new bay or bow window in your home this year, our team at Ciarlone Brothers is ready to assist! You can contact our team today by calling us at (781) 337-9183 or by filling out our online contact form below! We look forward to hearing from you and assisting with your window installation needs!

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