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10 Ways to Utilize your Bay Window!

10 Ways to utilise the Bay Windows

Do you know that bay window design was a hugely popular feature of residential Victorian-style architecture in the British Isles back in the 1870s?

Well, aside from providing an uniquely shaped alcove in the inside, having a bay window actually means getting privileged access to alternate, beautiful views of the external surroundings which a normal, flat 2-dimensional window is unable to offer. Furthermore, a bay window actually makes a room appear bigger and brighter than it actually is since since the unique design lets in more natural light.

Nevertheless, instead of recognizing that bay windows add more space in the interior since they protrude out into the exterior, there are still homeowners who dismiss this distinctive structure as wasted area. What these homeowners fail to realize is that whether having a bay window is regarded as a boon or bane depends largely on how they utilize the nook creatively.

Well, there are many interesting ideas which can stretch the use of these bay windows further, making them indispensable features in the house. In fact, here are a couple of ideas for maximizing the benefits which the bay windows have to offer.

Study Ledges or Vanity Makeup Tables

Erecting built-in desk or vanity table on the bay window is a practical way to utilize the space since the bay window is a brightly lit nook since it allows more light into the room.

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TV console or Open Shelf display

Similarly, a custom built TV console with ample storage can be built. Furthermore, a slim backless, open shelf display is perfect for showcasing ornaments while still allowing light to stream into the room. To let in more natural light, the shelf display can be made entirely of glass or acrylic.


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Lounging area with Storage

Extra storage space can also be freed up when cabinets are added at the base of the seating area.


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Sofa, bed frame or Storage headboard

A customized sofa or bench when built over the bay window, cleverly camouflage the cozy nook. A bed frame can also be customized  over the bay window, with ample storage built below the bed. Alternatively, a storage headboard can be built over the bay window.too!

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Sink cum Vanity Counter

Building a sink over the bay window in the bathroom helps to free up more space.

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