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Small Wonders: Get More of Everything with a New Bay Window
August 29, 2015
Sometimes adding a strategically placed window or removing a poorly placed wall can help make your smaller space seem open, wide and inviting. And one of the best small moves is adding a bay window to a room.
Whether it's a box bay, an angled bay, a walk-out bay or a bay with a window seat, a bay window can add depth and dimension and light to a dark and cramped space. You can dramatically alter a bedroom, living room or home office with the right style and size of window to give yourself that extra few feet for a sofa, desk or piano.
An oriel window, because it's located at an upper floor, is a terrific way to expand a second-floor bedroom or study. And by strategically placing the oriel, you can provide a covering to the first-floot entry area.
The interior of an oriel can be finished as an expansion of the floor area or with some built-in seating and cabinetry.
An angled bay will work wonders for a room. And the beauty of these types of bays is that they really do reach out to the landcape, bringing in all of that wonderful natural light and views.
While an angled bay that's large and can be walked into will work magic in a home, a small, angled by above a kitchen sink will totally change the dynamics of a kitchen.
Aptly named because of its bowed shape, the bow bay introduces a soft and relaxed geometry to an overall scheme. Bow bays are typically large to provide for a generous and sweeping arc of an exterior wall. A circle bay, on the other hand, will have a tight radius and so is typically smaller.
Bow bays and circle bays are typically all window, bringing a lot of light and view into the interior while expanding the footprint just enough to prevent a space from feeling too small.
Whether you're looking to bring in light or add a little more room, J&M Construction can help you make the most of the space you have. Please call us at 203.256.5785 and we'll be happy to shed a little light on your project.