Hi Girlfriends, During the Renaissance a window style developed throughout Europe call the bay, or projecting window.
Gwen: Bay refers to a common area in a medieval house that was used for cooking, living, and sleeping.
Denise: Yes, and when large Manor homes were built, bay windows were the size of small rooms, projecting straight out from a hallway, library or gallery, with glass on three sides of the projection.
Bay windows are more costly than windows that are set flush with the wall. They are far less energy-efficient. Heat lost is great in the winter and in the summer the direct sunlight magnifies glare and solar heat gain.
Treating a bay can be a challenge. Some of the possibilities for installing pairs of draperies and one-way draws at bay window are just a few of the demanding task for any designer.....and homeowner.
As one is limited to design, looking over the following gives anyone an idea how making a bay window a focal point can be achieved.
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Denise & Gwen