Bay windows are not traditionally installed in kitchens, and most interior designers or architects include them to the living or dining room. Whether you go for a box bay, an angled bay or a bay with window seats, they will brighten up the kitchen space and give it a fresh look, not to mention added depth. Let us take a look at some ways in which you can integrate bay windows into your kitchen design.
- Glass for more light – If you have a ground floor kitchen that overlooks a garden, then a bay window is a perfect option. You can have a full glass top overhang on the window that will let more light in. Not only will you make the most of natural light, you also get a view of the outdoors during the day and evening, making the kitchen area the perfect place to gather for a family meal.
- Added Spotlights or LED lights – Installing spotlights in the ceiling or header of the bay window is a modern and stylish way to provide lighting. Whether these are in the form of recess mounted lights, LED’s, or the type mounted on stems, they can be effective in providing the essential light required. Because this type of installation requires additional work in order to extend the electrical supply, carefully plan the number of lights that are needed for your purposes. Think about how you use the window and what type of visual effect you are trying to achieve.
- Sleek and minimal – Alternatively, you can keep the kitchen design minimal and add an angled bay window behind the sink with flower pots and/or plants to give it a warm and cozy feel.
- Seats and cushions – Another exciting idea to consider is going for a large bay window installed close to the floor with seats. You can place a few cushions on the seat board and turn it into an area for reading and relaxing. It would also make a great place to have a snack!
- Full-length windows – If you are one of those homeowners who are fortunate enough to have an entire wall facing the outdoors that is not crowded by the countertop or sink, then you can go for a bay window that occupies the full length of the wall, complete with a seating arrangement. It will add a lot of warmth and depth to the space.
Bay windows are a great alternative if you want to add more elegance, depth, and design to your kitchen and make it stand out from the rest. Just make sure that you review the structural requirements, layout and pre-conditions to confirm whether a bay window is a viable option.