If you dream of a house near a beach and the best window to have, when you have an amazing view is a bay window. Let me get the shape of a bay window clear. It is a window which is projecting outside the main walls of the building and thus forming a bay in the room, the shape can be either a square or polygonal in plan.
The major advantage being the illumination it can create in the room. That’s not all; bay windows also have a unique way of creating the illusion of space and hence make the room look larger. At some places a bay window is also called as an oriel. They are called so because you can see from many angles which you can’t in case of an ordinary window and thus creating a feeling that the outdoors have become a part of indoors. A bay window is also a good aid in ventilation and it adds dimension to a room.
Bay windows can be largely seen in old English castles. In many new architecture also, bay windows are used widely. Like an alcove or a nook it can create the most perfect spot to have a coffee table or a reading area. Some people make use of this as a dining area, and claims it can be the perfect location to have breakfast and while others make it the perfect focal point of a room.
Most bay windows are equipped with a ledge that extends from the wall and can be a place to keep interesting show pieces and may be some indoor plants. The beauty of the bay window is not competing if the proper window treatments are not given for the same.
There are different stylesof bay glazing. The most common of them all is the standard bay window which is three sectional glass panes with the middle one wider and bigger than the other two. The second type of bay window is a bow window. Some people treat a bow window as a different category all together but it can be a type of bay window which is angular with a semi circular fashion in architecture. More extreme version of the bay window is something called a circular bay window. Another type of bay window is the box bay window which forms a protruding box shape. So select the best type that fits your room the best.