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Beautifying Replacement Windows in San Antonio: Making the Most of Bay Windows

October 23rd, 2013 | 2 min. read

Beautifying Replacement Windows in San Antonio: Making the Most of Bay Windows

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The bay window is more functional than the rest of your windows because the space in between where the wall should be and the actual glass pane of your windows in San Antonio can be used for a whole lot of other purposes.

One of the most common things that you can do to your bay window is to build a window seat in it. An article by the web magazine Decoist suggests this:

A bay or bow window not only adds character to a home from the outside, but it also provides a uniquely shaped alcove on the inside. Miraculously, some people see this space as something that interrupts the unity of their interior design. Instead of using the space, many people simply cover the windows with simple curtains and move on. However, there are so many interesting concepts that can be brought to life in this small-but-mighty space. Here are a few ideas for making the most of your bay window.

One popular option is to build a window seat. This weekend construction job can turn an unused alcove into a favorite spot. Add a plush cushion and a few decorative pillows for extra comfort and consider adding some built-in bookshelves to create an intimate reading area.

If you're choosing drapes or other decorations, set it up so that the window is accentuated rather than covered entirely. Doing the latter can render the space useless. Use sheer curtains or silk valences to provide accent and improve the natural lighting of your window.

Did you know that you can also make use of your bay window to maximize the view of the scenery around you? If you lose the accessories and other kinds of architectural flourish and instead place simple fixtures like a couch and a coffee table, your bay window can be a centerpiece for viewing the environment outside, which can be especially beautiful if your home is on a hill.

If you decide to place one of these in your kitchen, it can give you the space to make a window garden that you can decorate with potted plants. They can be designed for small frames that you can have just above your sink or countertop. For whatever purpose, when getting durable and beautiful San Antonio replacement windows from companies like Southwest Exteriors, remember that style will mean little when function is ignored.

(From How to Utilize The Bay Window Space,