Bringing the Outside in, with Kitchen Bay Windows
Most kitchens have small windows that don’t let in very much light. That’s done in an effort to leave more wall space for cabinets, microwaves, etc. Unfortunately, this can make kitchens dark and seriously limit the ability to see outside.
That’s why it’s becoming a modern trend to use kitchen bay windows. Not only do these multi-paned windows open up a lot of view and allow a great deal of extra light to come in, but they also don’t take up a whole lot more room in your kitchen. In fact, they seem to add space, because they aren’t as restrictive as regular windows can be.
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There are numerous advantages to including a bay window in your kitchen remodel. You can create that light, open breakfast nook you’ve always wanted by opening up a wall with a bay window. You can surround yourself with the great outdoors by building one in surrounding your kitchen sink.
While working in the kitchen, you’ll be able to keep an eye on your kids playing in the backyard because of the open view the window will provide.
You also won’t feel like you’re working in a cave any longer, because your room will be open and bright.
Modern kitchens are becoming gathering places for indoor entertaining, and you want to make the space look as large and bright as you possibly can so that guests will feel welcome.
A bay window will also accentuate your decor and make it more attractive to look at. You won’t be able to believe how much of a change that adding one set of windows will make in the look of your kitchen. It can take an old ’50s kitchen and make it appear bright and retro instead of just old.
Strategically-placed, the window can give you such a great look that guests will be sure to compliment you on your decorating abilities.
Kitchen bay windows are becoming extremely popular, and with good reason. You may have been reluctant to add one because you’ve heard old horror stories about them leaking. However, modern technology has eliminated the leak problems that older windows had. One-piece bay windows, such as those manufactured by the Pella Window Company, are clad outside with aluminium-covered wood. Inside they are unfinished wood so that you can finish them any way you like to match your decor.
You’ll also like the extra shelf space they can add to your room.