Preventing Condensation, Stopping Drafts and Other Challenges With Windows

Windows are the eyes to a house's soul – if your windows are big and beautiful so too is your home, but they can also include a range of challenges as well. With sub par windows, you can look forward to a drafty home with high heating bills. Similarly, there are also moisture issues – for example, if you don't seal the space between your double panes securely enough, you will get a build up of condensation. Having lived in old houses and having helped choose the windows for new houses, I'm familiar with a range of challenges associated with windows. If you want tips and ideas, you've come to the right spot. Please, explore and enjoy.

Bay Window Installation Ideas: Ways To Use Them


If your home is in need of replacement windows, you may be thinking about turning the window installation into a renovation opportunity. For example, if you've always wanted a bay window in your home, this may be just the time to install it and make that part of the renovation. There are a number of things that you can do with a bay window to incorporate it into your home design. Here are some of the things you should think about.

Window Garden

A large bay window is a perfect place to set up a window garden. There's plenty of sunlight, and the shelf for the recessed area of the window makes a great space to set your plants. If the bay window is near the kitchen, it's a great herb garden location. Otherwise, consider setting up flower pots for a colorful, decorative environment.

Just remember to set a drip tray on the shelf so that any water seeping from the pots is caught in the tray instead of seeping into the wood of the window frame. This is important, because any water seeping into the wood can cause structural damage and issues.

Sitting Area

A bay window installed in a living room, bedroom, or den makes a great spot for a sitting area or a reading nook. Place thick, comfortable cushions and pillows on the frame inside the recessed area to make somewhere you can sit and relax. It's a great place to not only enjoy the sunshine but also to watch thunderstorms and just enjoy the appearance of nature.

Pet Window

Whether you have cats or dogs, household pets often like to sit and look out the window. You can turn a bay window into a great pet bed area for your animals to watch nature. Particularly if you have cats, setting up bird and squirrel feeders outside the window can make the area even more inviting and entertaining.

Dining Area

A large bay window is a great place to install a country table with benches for everyone to gather for meals. It gives you a well-lit, comfortable place to eat that is offset from the main floor space. That way, you have more room in your home without sacrificing family dining space.

There are many ways to incorporate bay windows into your home and many different styles of those bay windows. Talk with a local window installation contractor today to see what the best options are for your home and your design preferences.


9 March 2019