Garden Bay Windows
Garden bay windows are a popular way to provide easy access to plants while giving them the sunlight necessary to thrive. They are especially useful for plants that are sensitive to extreme heat or cold, or to grow herbs year round in a kitchen area.
Unlike traditional bay windows, garden bay windows are often constructed like a small solarium that extends out of a room. Rather than being covered with roofing, some garden bay windows include glass on the top to allow for an abundance of sunshine. There are many different ways to configure a garden bay window to suit your needs.
Windows that are used exclusively for the cultivation of indoor plants may be constructed with three bay windows. The two side windows may be at 90-degree angles, and the area may be as small or as large as needed. Some garden bay windows may even feature a domed glass roof instead of a singular pane coming down at an angle.
Many garden bay windows are constructed with vented openings on the sides to allow for temperature regulation since sunlight is allowed in from almost every direction. This feature keeps the area from temperature extremes year round.
Casement or awning windows are often beneficial additions to the flanking windows and provide fresh air into the area during nice weather. Other bay windows may include a glass top, but constructed for personal use as well as plant storage. These multi-use windows may be referred to interchangeably as bay windows or garden windows.
The most common area in the home for garden bay windows is the kitchen. A built-in dining or breakfast nook will feature a garden bay window as a focal point for the area. They are also widely used in living rooms and other areas of the home to add depth.
If you do not already have a garden bay window, choose the area based on where you are most likely to interact with and enjoy the plants stored there. For temperature control, indoor plants, and allowing natural light and fresh air into the home, the garden bay window is a great solution.
Tri County Windows and Siding is ready to help you choose the best garden bay window for your space. Whether you want something small, an update or a complete renovation, we have the experience to get the job done with the highest quality and best value in the area. Contact us today for a free estimate and to learn more about starting your project in northern Virginia.