The physical difference between a bay and a bow window is that a bay window has angles and a bow window doesn’t. As you can see in the included images, the choice of bay or bow window is going to depend heavily on the architectural style of your home. The benefits of bay and bow windows is that they can increase the perceived space in a room by including a seat and let in an increased amount of light over a regular window.
Bow or bay windows are compatible with almost all traditional styles of architecture but are especially lovely when added to a Queen Anne, Victorian, or Tudor Revival home.
If your home currently does not have a bay or bow window, do some hard research before deciding if your home is appropriate for it, and if it will look good where you want to put it. An oddly placed window can throw off entirely the beauty of your home. Here at Woodmart we are happy to help you choose the best option for your new bay or bow window.
If replacement is what you have in mind, keep to the original style – either bay or bow, number of panes, and grid pattern.
Woodmart offers both bay and bow windows in just about every style and configuration you might need. New windows are more energy-efficient, create a tighter seal to block drafts, and can provide a facelift to your historical home.
Whether you are looking for a new look for your home, or to stick strictly to the style of an older window, we want to be your project partner.