Pros And Cons Of Adding A Bay Window To Your Home


Do you dream of standing in the middle of a bay window and gazing out over your beautiful landscape? You're not alone. Many homeowners choose to add bay windows to their homes in order to enhance the magnificence of their view. But adding a bay window is a big decision and not one you should take lightly. Before you choose to have a bay window installed, consider these pros and cons.

Pro: Bay windows bring in more light than any other type of window

If you want to bring the absolute maximum amount of light into your home, this is the window to do it with. Even picture windows do not let in as much light as a bay window. Since bay windows feature multiple windows at different angles, they continue to capture sunlight as the sun moves through the sky during the day.

Con: Bay windows require some renovation to install

Installing a bay window is not as simple as popping out your current window and putting a new one in place. Generally, your window installers will need to make some modifications to your home's ceiling, floor, and walls. This adds to the time of the project and its expense. It's wise to get quotes before deciding whether you want a bay window. 

Pro: Bay windows make a statement

When you have a bay window installed in a room, it basically becomes the focal point of that room. There's really no need to go overboard with the rest of your decor. It's easy to come up with a decorative scheme and layout. You can just orient all of the room's furniture around the bay window and decorate it in ways that accentuate it.

Con: Bay windows can be inefficient and chilly

There are some very good bay windows that are well-insulated and designed to be as energy-efficient as possible. However, glass windows are never going to be as insulating as a wall, and every bay window does include a lot of glass. So, you might see an increase in your energy bills or notice your room is a little chillier after this addition.

Bay windows can be an excellent choice in some rooms, but they are not for everyone. Talk to your window installer to learn more about bay windows, and perhaps also some alternatives. A picture window may be a good choice if you're seeking something simpler.

Reach out to a window installation contractor to learn more.


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