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What's the Difference Between Bay & Bow Windows? April 7, 2017

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What's the Difference Between Bay & Bow Windows?, Green, Ohio

While bay and bow windows are both excellent choices for any Cincinnati living or family room, they do have several relevant differences you need to know about before making a decision, say the window installation experts at Murphy Home Improvement. What are the distinctions between these two beautiful styles of windows that both let ample light in and serve as a focal point for any room in the house? The guide below helps homeowners decide if bay or bow windows will work best for their needs. 

Bay Vs. Bow Windows 

Bay Windows 

windowsBay windows are known for their impressive presentation, complete with three distinctive glass openings. These commonly consist of one picture window combined with two other, smaller types, depending on the model. The bay style’s modern look complements contemporary and newly built homes and appears much sleeker than bow windows. Keep in mind, however, these often protrude further out from the wall than bow windows do. While this adds more floor space to the interior, they don’t feature as wide and sprawling of a look as bow windows. 

Bow Windows 

In contrast to bay windows, bow windows are more curved and have four or five openings and a wider overall frame. Their snaky structures are also ideal for wrapping around the corner of a home, creating a dynamic exterior look and providing a cozy nook for the family on the interior side. Classic residences and especially Victorian-style homes benefit from bow windows, which provide a more timeless yet sophisticated feel. 

Whether you’re interested in bow or bay windows, your local home improvement experts can help you choose and install them. For quality windows in any style, call Murphy Home Improvement in Cincinnati, OH, at (513) 922-8989. To learn more about their window designs, visit their website.  

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