Do You Know the Difference Between a Bow Window and a Bay Window?
Introducing a bow or a bay window to your home can mean a more attractive view from the inside, more interior space and even a nicer aesthetic on the exterior of your house. A bay or bow window can add style to your house and can become a focal point of interest.
But what is the difference between a bow window and a bay window, and what are the benefits of each window style?
A bay window is made up of three windows, angled between 25 and 45 degrees to each other on the exterior wall. The two windows on either side tend to be slightly smaller than the window in the centre, called the ‘picture’ window. Because bay windows tend to extend beyond the exterior wall of the house more than a bow window, it means that the bay window provides more floor space inside – ideal for a smaller, or even ‘box’ room. While it is not a hard and fast rule, bay windows, with their flat planes and angular lines, tend to be more suited to more contemporary homes. Since they only have three panels, bay windows are generally slimmer structures than bow windows. For more information on windows Dublin, contact Keane Windows.
The bow window compromises either four or five windows altogether. They are angled at 10 degrees to each other, giving an elegant curve to the window within your room. They provide more glass surface within a room, meaning that the bow window opens it up much more and brings in a lot more light than a bay window might. The curved outer appearance almost makes your home look like it has a turret when structured around a corner of the building. The structure of bow window is generally referred to as either a four-lite bow or a five-lite bow, and the sweeping semi-circle created makes it more suited to an older style of house – e.g. Victorian. (However, both bay and bow windows can mostly suit any type of house – visit https://www.keanewindows.ie/windows-dublin/ for a quote for installing either style.)
By installing either type of window, you will find that your new bay or bow window adds an extra touch of character and style, as well as more space, to your home.