A bay window is a three-sided window with one panel parallel to the walls inside and two that are angled in toward the room. While these windows may add an additional two or three feet of space to a room, visually, they create the illusion of a much larger room. And perhaps the greatest perk is that the angled windows offer a view of the street or outdoor space that can't be achieved with a traditional window — that is, unless you want to poke your head outside an open window.
The architectural style is often associated with Victorian and Edwardian architecture and is quite common in San Francisco. So, I am lucky enough to have several bay windows in my home! Do you have any?