10 Ways to Utilize your Bay Window!

  • May 30, 2016
  • 2960 views

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.

Bay_window_01_Study_LedgeThe80sStudio-Bellysa2-03Interior Designer: The 80's Studio

BNW-Alexander-08Interior Designer: Black N White House

SkyCreation-Interlace-03Interior Designer: Sky Creation Design

SpaceSense-tpy-05Interior Designer: Space Sense Studio

Bay_window_02_Makeup

Bay_window_01Source: theedgeproperty.com.sg

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.

Bay_window_03_TV

DISTINCTidENTITY-DLeedon-06 Interior Designer: DISTINCTidENTITY

Bay_window_04_Display

Projectfile-TieraVue-05

Projectfile-TieraVue-04Interior Designer: Project File

Bay_window_02Source: theedgeproperty.com.sg

Lounging area with Storage

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

Bay_window_05_Storage

UnityID-14EightCourtyards-04Interior Designer: Unity Interior Design

Bay_window_06_Lounging

BNW-Alexander-05Interior Designer: Black N White House

akihaus-skyline2-03Interior Designer: akiHAUS

dplanner-kovan-04Interior Designer: D'Planner

 

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!

Bay_window_07_Sofa Bench

akihaus-skyline2-04Interior Designer: akiHAUS

UrbanHabitat-368-thomson-09Interior Designer: Urban Habitat Design

Bay_window_03Source: waplag.net

Bay_window_08_Bed Frame

ACVision-33Trilliant-02Interior Designer: AC Vision Design

Projectfile-thomson-013Interior Designer: Project File

juzinterior-tampines-06Interior Designer: Juz Interior

 

Bay_window_09_HeadboardBay_window_05Source: homeanddecor

Sink cum Vanity Counter

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

Bay_window_10_SinkBay_window_04Source: homeanddecor

Tags :

Meet Interior Designers. Get Quotes.

Get in touch with our listed renovation companies. They will provide you with a free non-obligatory estimate for any of the Renovation Packages included in their services.

Related Posts

6 Considerations When Buying a Washing Machine

6 Considerations When Buying a Washing Machine

Unlike with most major home appliances, buying a washing machine is a relatively straightforward process once you cut out the jargon and marketing talk. Our was...

Take an insider peek at the floor plans of 6 popular upmarket condominiums

Take an insider peek at the floor plans of 6 popular upmarket condominiums

Luxury condominiums usually feature top-of-the-line amenities with exquisite architectural design, and project an image of posh lifestyle and exclusivity. Never...

We Review Juicers and Blenders to See Which One You Should Buy

We Review Juicers and Blenders to See Which One You Should Buy

It’s more than halfway through the year, and if you are wondering where all that time has gone and what had happened to all those New Year’s resolutions to eati...

10 BTOs that Went Rogue with Changed-Up Layouts

10 BTOs that Went Rogue with Changed-Up Layouts

Congratulations on getting your BTO—just like the 500,000 people before you. But who says your home needs to look like the rest of ‘em? Instead of settling for...

From Zellige to Kitkat: 7 Trendy Tile Types Every Homeowner Should Know

From Zellige to Kitkat: 7 Trendy Tile Types Every Homeowner Should Know

There are times you may have came across a tile you like, but didn't know the actual name for it. Not only does this make it difficult for you to find other ins...

Renonation
GET FREE QUOTE