Are you more of a bay or bow window lover?
You’ve probably seen them on period homes, or are lucky enough to have one on your own property – bay and bow windows are stylish additions to any home.
Whether you want to replace your existing window, or want to add a touch of elegance to your home with an updated exterior, contemporary bay and bow windows are a great idea. The question is, are you more of a bay or bow window person?
What is the main difference between bay and bow?
Any window that protrudes from the wall of a property is called a bay window. This includes box and more bespoke shapes. Commonly used in Medieval architecture, bay windows acted as a highly ornamented addition to buildings. They were even used as private chapels and private alcoves as can be seen in local properties including Tyntesfield and Clevedon Court.
A bow window, also called a compass style, is a curved bay window. First appearing in the eighteenth century, bow windows offer the same enhancements of light, space and style, and provide a wider view of the outside, which is ideal for properties with well-kept gardens or those in scenic areas.
Why are bay and bow windows so popular?
Both bay and bow windows became increasingly popular in Victorian buildings, thanks to enhancing light and the spaciousness of rooms.
Also providing better views (not available with a flat window), there are many reasons why bay and bow windows remain popular to this day.
Which will suit you and your home best?
Bay windows, particularly those in box styles, are most suited to period properties. This includes Victorian semi-detached styles, in locations such as Bath and Weston-Super-Mare. Bay windows are ideal for those with more of a traditional personality and those who prefer more ornate detailing.
Bow windows are ideal if you want to achieve a more modern style from your windows, whilst still adding a touch of elegance. The curved aperture provides fantastic views of the outside, which is ideal for those properties in scenic parts of Somerset, or any home that looks onto a garden or interesting view.
The decision is easy with Majestic
Whether you prefer bay or bow windows, Majestic Designs are able to offer both. Either style that is installed by our teams of experts will offer style, security, thermal performance – and of course, a greatly enhanced abundance of natural light.
With so much experience installing home improvements in the local area, we will fit the perfect bay or bow windows for your home – and those that suit your own personal taste.