Bay Windows Bring Light And Elegance To Your Home

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A custom feature like bay windows from window dealers can add a great deal of natural light to your home. Whether your window installation is a large opening in the living room, or a smaller one in the kitchen, it can be both functional and beautiful at the same time.

AHistory of Bay Windows

Historically, this type ofwindow was designed for the simply purpose of letting more light into a space than a flush window ever could. The stylecameinto popular use during the Queen Anne architecturearound the 1870's, and remains popular until today. Originally used inpredominantly in mansions, bay windows have only gained momentum and popularity since their inception 150 years ago. Theyare not only limited to residential homes, but can also be foundin architecture for much larger buildings. That's because of their ability to more natural light to infiltrate the home, along withhelping to make any room appear larger.

Various Uses

Depending on its installation, a baywindow may also leave a space for a bench to create additional seating. Whether you actually use the area for seating or other purposes,the choice is yours. The termbay window now describesa variety of windows that protrude from the wall, and can actually refer toseveral different designs and shapes. If your home already has a bay window or you are thinking of getting replacement windows, this style can be a great addition to your home. Of course, after the window comes the dressings; the next step is to find the right coverings for your beautiful window.

Window Covering Options

Although a bay window is a great way to let in the light, you probably don't want light to be coming into your home at all times. A great way to control the amount of light that comes in through your bay window is through Bay-drapery-panels-tied-backmotorized window treatments. Thanks tothe convenience of automation and the ability to control exactly how much light you let into your space at the touch of a button, you'll be able to get the best out of your bay window. For example, if your bay window is in your living room and the afternoon sun is beaming into the window, you may find that your room begins to get warmer. Adding a motorized window treatment will allow you tocustomize exactly how low your shade will come down in order to control both the light and the temperature. Of course, if motorized window treatments aren't your thing, don't worry--you have plenty of other options as well. Avalance or top treatment is another option to maximize the potential of your bay window. Areliable professional will be able to measure your window and make a customizedpole designedto fit your exact windowsize. As a result,you'll getthe best fit and function for your window treatments, and so your valance or drapes will be a perfect match.   If you do decide to go with a valance or a valance and drapes, you still may want to consider using a blind. Theblinds or shades will all have to be separate for each window panel that makes up partyour bay window. But depending on the look you want, you can have them adjusted to the perfect height and never move them during the day. A bay window is a great part of your home. Many homeowners value it not just because it adds light, but also because it becomes a statement piece for the room in which it lives. Depending on your style, you can emphasize your personal taste within the window through its coverings. Whether you want to go with a classic look, or an edgy, bold fabric--the sky's the limit. Or, if you're looking for a more modern style, you can do with a motorized window covering instead.Regardless of your style choice, you'll be able to enjoy the beauty of your bay window for years to come.
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