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Bay Windows Increase Your Home’s Visual Appeal

Champaign may be home to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, but it is also known for its varied cultural attractions including the Krannert Art Museum and the Spurlock Museum. The Central Illinois city has a style all its own and that extends to the houses around town.

One way to add visual appeal to your home, while also maximizing natural light, is to add a bay window, which typically consists of a large picture window centered between two smaller, functional windows — often with screens — that can be opened to enjoy nice weather.

Commonly known as: box bay window, oriel window, projecting window, square bay window, 45-degree bay window, 30-degree bay window

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Popular Local Trends & Styles

Champaign’s homes showcase a mix of traditional and modern styles. The addition of a bay window is a surefire way to make your residence stand out while also adding functionality.

  • Traditional bay windows with curtains Traditional Style

    Stroll through a neighborhood in Champaign and you’ll likely notice a mix of historical and modern design elements in the city’s traditional and ranch homes. A bay window adds visual flair to the exterior of a traditional home and creates the appearance of a more spacious interior.

  • Kitchen bay window offers dining seating Kitchen Bay Window A bay window can be used to create a cozy kitchen nook or even just to provide outdoor views while you’re cooking or enjoying meals. Let in a cool breeze while following your favorite recipes. Placed above the sink, a bay window can provide a relaxing view while doing the dishes.
  • Small bay windows Greenhouse Bay Window

    You can use a bay window to create a greenhouse space flooded with natural light where house plants — or artificial plants if that’s more your style — can thrive. You can also use the interior shelf of your bay window to grow flowers and herbs, minus the hassle of cultivating a garden.

  • Bedroom Bow window Bedroom Bay Window

    Studies have shown that exposure to light greatly impacts circadian rhythms, sleep patterns and mood. A bedroom bay window gives you exposure to sunlight in the morning to help wake you up and reduces the need for artificial lighting. Add Low-E glass for improved energy efficiency.

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Recommended Customizations1

A bay window can create a comfortable area in your home where you can relax and unwind. There are numerous bay window customization and hardware options available to match the look and feel of the room in which you choose to install this type of window. Consider adding screens to all of your operable windows — usually the left and right — to capture a breeze.


  • Classic Collection
  • Essential Collection
  • Modern Collection
  • Fold-Away Cranks


  • Traditional Grille Pattern
  • Custom Grille Pattern
  • Prairie Grille Pattern

1Not all customizations are available in all Pella product lines.

Champaign Climate Recommendations

Champaign has a typical Midwestern climate with hot summers and cold, moderately snowy winters. Energy-efficient windows are a sound investment for those living in Central Illinois.

Energy-Efficient Windows

Energy-Efficient Windows

Double pane and triple pane windows can help lower energy costs compared to single pane windows. Extra layers of glass with insulating gas between the panes provide additional insulation to help you enjoy bay window views in comfort through all seasons.

Low-E Protection

Low-E Protection

Get year-round protection with Advanced Low-E insulating glass.  The glass helps keep your home warm in the winter and cool in the humid summer. It also reduces UV ray exposure.

Weather Protection

Weather Protection

Ensure your home’s wood bay windows are prepared for cold winters, humid summers, and heavy precipitation.

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Customized with You in Mind

Pella windows and doors are made specifically for your home because one size doesn't fit all. With access to many materials, colors and options, including exclusive snap-in options for shades, blinds and grilles, along with smart home products and a proprietary finishing process that helps provide a quality finish.

Built to Last

Pella products are backed by some of the strongest window, door and installation warranties in the business. When installed by a Pella branch, your project is backed by our Pella Care Guarantee, our package of product warranties, installation warranty and service agreement that covers your products and their installation — including labor — for up to 10 years. See the written limited warranty for details, including exceptions and limitations, or contact Pella Customer Service at 877-473-5527.

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An in-home consultation can help you explore all options and get a professional opinion on what will work best for you. During the consultation, local window professionals can come to your home to assess your window replacement needs and understand your priorities and budget.

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A Pella Windows & Doors of Central Illinois expert can help you pick out a window that fits your home — and your style. Find your local Pella representative to schedule a free in-home consultation, measurement, and estimate.

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Bay Window Projects for Your Home

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