Choose bay windows to increase the feeling of space and light into your home.
Bay windows are a popular architectural feature that adds character to any home. They are typically found in Victorian and Edwardian style homes, but are also used in modern architecture. A bay window is a type of window that protrudes from the exterior of a building, creating a small alcove or seating area inside the room. Bay windows are usually made up of three or more windows arranged in a semi-circular or polygonal shape.
Bay windows offer several benefits. They provide more natural light to enter a room and increase the overall brightness of a space. They also provide a panoramic view of the outside, which is especially useful in homes that overlook beautiful landscapes or cityscapes. Additionally, bay windows can create additional floor space within a room by creating a small alcove or seating area. This area can be used for reading, relaxation or as a place to entertain guests.
Another advantage of bay windows is that they can enhance the aesthetic appeal of a home or building. The unique shape and design of bay windows make them stand out and can add a touch of sophistication and elegance to any home.
Frequently asked questions
What is the point of a bay window?
Bay windows are a combination of three or more windows which angle out beyond an exterior wall. The purpose of a bay window is to let more light than would a window flush with the wall line, while increasing the floor space of the room.
What house style suits bay windows?
Bay windows were widely used in Victorian architecture. Some people think of them as traditional and outdated, but you'll often find squared bay windows in modern houses because their angular look complements modern architecture.
Are Bay Windows worth it?
Bay windows are a versatile home feature for many reasons.
- Additional space: Bay windows can definitely open a room up and are typically a good place for storage and extra sitting as well.
- Increased ventilation: Glass panels that make up a bay window can be specified as fixed or operable, allowing you to open them to let fresh air in.
- Increased amount of light: As a combination of a number windows, a bay window increases the amount of natural light into your home.
What is a box bay window?
A box bay window is shaped like a box, generally a rectangular one. With flat sides, a flat front, and some sort of roof, this is an extremely common style of bay window that can be found across the UK. If the sides of the box bay window are angled instead of flat, it may also be called a canted window.
Why should I choose VELFAC bay windows?
VELFAC bay windows offer the same benefits of all VELFAC windows: beautiful design, excellent thermal efficiency and durability, with a lifespan of minimum 40 years. All units that make the bay windows have the same sightline, whether they open or not providing a consistent aesthetic across window units.
VELFAC windows offer excellent value for money: Choosing wood/aluminium composite windows over UPVC, aluminium only or wood only versions, you will bring many more benefits to your house in terms of design, security , reduced energy bills and durability. Read more about windows materials and composite construction in our blog.