Bay windows come in a variety of styles that dramatically alter a room’s appearance. One such style is the circle bay window—the perfect choice when it comes to bringing in extra light while allowing more room for furniture. Here are the facts.
On average, bay windows cost between $800 and $1,100 for a vinyl-clad frame that is 3 feet high and 6 feet wide. However, since circle bay windows are a more customized design, you can expect to pay 15 to 20% more, plus the added cost of installation. Get free estimates from local contractors to learn more.
The durability of a circle bay window depends on the quality of the materials used for both the frame and the glass.
The standard three-angle bay window stands about 6 feet tall, comes with double-hung windows, and projects about 2 or 3 feet from the wall plane. More elaborate circle bay windows can be found in Queen Ann-style homes. They incorporate more multisided windows and are adorned with intricate molding and sometimes a witches cap.
The oriel is smaller than the classic circle bay window and is supported by brackets or corbels. In addition, the oriel is used as an accent window and does not reach the ground.
Circle bay windows are a common component of architecture that dates back hundreds of years but became popular in the 1870s. Victorian-style homes and vintage apartment buildings are often defined by these Gothic-looking windows.
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