Bay Windows & Bow Windows

Bay and bow windows are popular because they can open up a room, add natural light, and provide three-dimensional views.

A bay window is most often comprised of a larger center window with two narrow windows on either side. The narrow windows are installed at an angle, which causes the bay to project out beyond the exterior wall.

A bow window also projects beyond the exterior wall, but bow windows are typically comprised of four or more similarly sized windows, which creates a curved rather than angular effect. Bow windows require more space than bays.

Both bay and bow windows can be created by building individual rough openings into the wall to accommodate standard sized windows, or they could be mulled (connected) together at the factory and then shipped and installed as one large unit.

Bay and bow windows are popular because they can open up a room, add natural light, and provide three-dimensional views. Since bay windows extend outward from your home, they deliver extra interior space that can be used to create a built-in window seat. For this reason, they’re commonly used in kitchens, living rooms, dining rooms and master bedrooms to make the space feel bigger.

Bay Window
Bay Window

California Window & Fireplaces offers bay windows and bow windows from these trusted partners:

Marvin Window & Door
Milgard Window & Door
JELD-WEN Window & Door

Bay & Bow Window Frequently Asked Questions:

How can I customize my bay windows and bow windows?

Our replacement bay windows and replacement bow windows can be customized to fit the requirements of your home remodel project. They’re available in a variety of sizes to fit almost any existing opening. Choose from a broad selection of exterior and interior colors to complement the design of your home. We also offer a variety of hardware finishes to complete the look of your bay or bow windows. Add the finishing touch with a unique grille profile or pattern. Choose from several glass packages designed to enhance energy efficiency, reduce noise and provide privacy.

What are the key benefits of bay and bow windows?

Bay and bow windows add style and dimension to both the inside and outside of your home. From the outside looking in, bay and bow windows never fail to impress and add instant curb appeal. From the inside looking out, bay and bow windows let in natural light and create additional space within any room. They’re ideal for creating a cozy reading nook or breakfast space.

What home style is best suited for bay or bow windows?

Like double hung windows, the bay and bow are suited for almost any traditional American home including: cape cods, colonials, victorians, craftsman homes, ranch homes, cottages, farmhouses, or tudors. Depending on the style of your home, consider a grille pattern for your bay or bow windows, which would add a custom touch and the opportunity to completely transform your home’s curb appeal.

Bay Window
Bay Window