Common Bow Window Sizes

October 11, 2010

Bow windows offer a curve to the traditional bay windows that extend in three to five sections from the walls of many living, dining, and family rooms. The bow style includes a softened edge or curve as the window sections come together.

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There are many common bow windows sizes, ranging from 10 feet wide by 4 feet high designs to those that are several feet larger in each direction. Common bow windows sizes are made by assembling several double hung or casement window sections together to create a curve. This mix and match approach makes it easy to create one to fit almost any space.

For example, each section might be 30 to 36-inches wide, creating a 12 to 15-foot curved expanse. Window sections also can be outfitted with grill patterns to add architectural interest. As common bow windows sizes tend to be large, they are typically priced from $1,500.

When selecting common bow windows sizes, think about proportion so that the size fits with the scale of the room. The window should be a focal point, but not overpower the architecture of the room.

Bow windows are ideal for rooms that have interesting scenery outside, as they allow for a wide arching view. Many people use them in family rooms that overlook a pool or garden, for example. The key is to use that curve to your benefit and capture as much of the outdoors as possible.

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