Bay windows are very popular nowadays as it brings back the whole English Renaissance era to life. The ambiance and appearance of a home changes drastically when traditional windows are built. Whether they are living room, bedroom, or kitchen windows, any extra space can easily be incorporated by it. But the question that might confuse a lot of you might be that which of the windows can you install. There are various types such as:
- Box Bay Windows - Shaped like a bulging box, using a 90º angle that has either one large or double-paned window with smaller windows on both sides.
- Bow Windows - It has 6 paned windows that have lots of angles. Typically the number of panes could be between 4 to 6, sometimes even more; depending on the size of the house. Slightly round, semicircle in pattern, bow windows look grand.
- Circle Bay Windows - As the name suggests, circular window structure that is smooth all around; no angles. Typically added to the corners of a building, circle windows are really popular in bedrooms and living rooms.
- Oriel Windows - Want the whole Arabian/Gothic look to your home? Then try the oriel windows as they usually used in upper levels of a home or porch.
Now that we have a pretty good idea about which types of bay windows you could install, let's go over their prices. The first thing you need to determine is the size of the window. This revelation will put a huge impact on the price for the windows. Also, out of the four types of windows we discussed above, this factor can also add up to the overall cost. So you will add the size + type of window + store you purchase the materials from. This will give you a rough idea on how much the window will cost, at purchase time.
When you add up all the required materials and accessories for the window treatments, you will see that the prices could range anywhere between US $800 to US $3,000. If you are looking for replacement windows, then obviously the cost is going to stay low. However, if it's a new project altogether, the prices will increase.
Installing Bay Windows
Now comes the installation costs. Completely different from the purchase price, the installation of the windows has its own cost circle. Many a time, certain home decoration stores have affordable offers like free shipping and/or installation deals. So if you purchase the windows with their store, they send over professionals to install them for you. Also, as an added benefit, they clean up after themselves, so you are left with nothing but your beautiful bay windows.
However, if you feel like hiring someone you've already worked with, the standard to custom window cost can come around US $2,000 to US $7,000. Also, adding a roof over your windows will be included into your overall installation charges. So keep that in mind once you are calculating all the expenses. But if you wish to eliminate or reduce the cost on installation altogether, you could try install them yourself.
In the end, no matter what your design plans may be, there are various factors that can alter the final expenses. After all the considerations, purchasing, installation, and adding a roof above them, you can figure out how much all of this can cost. So it's better to keep yourself informed and then make the final decision. Don't just jump into it because bay windows look magnificent. They do, no doubt. But they can also put a considerable amount of dent in your wallet.