Columbia Bay Windows

Bay windows complement Southern architecture

Bay windows are popular for their ability to create depth within a home by capturing a large amount of natural light while creating the illusion of additional space within the home. A bay window extends beyond the exterior of a home and consists of three windows joined together, often with a center fixed window and operable flanking windows. This type of window is popular in the traditional architecture styles often found in the South. Bay windows are available in many sizes, from around 40 inches wide to much larger.

Commonly known as: projection window, bay box window, Oriel window

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Popular Local Trends & Styles


  • bay windows with benches and seats Bay Windows Seats and Benches

    Bay windows protrude outward, opening additional space inside your home. You can take advantage of the extra square footage to add more seating to your room. Bay window seats and benches are popular options for making a comfy nook. Built-in window benches with storage under the seat are a practical use of space, creating extra seating as well as a place to stow essentials like table linens, blankets, or even board games.

  • Bay Window ideas Bay Window Ideas Bay windows make a great addition to many different rooms in a home. Bay windows in the front of the house allow for added curb appeal from outside as well as a place to sit and look out from inside. Bay windows in a dining room can create a space for a dining table or breakfast nook. Bay windows in a living room or bedroom can create a cozy nook for a window seat or just place a chair in front to be surrounded by light.
  • Bay windows in a kitchen with table and chair Kitchen Bay Windows

    The trend of adding a bay window above a kitchen sink allows light into a room that may contain few windows. Because it extends beyond the exterior wall, a bay window lets in more light while using less wall space, allowing you more room for kitchen wall cabinets. Kitchen bay windows are a popular addition to homes where the kitchen is a central gathering place, making the room more welcoming and enjoyable.

  • Bay Window Treatments Bay Window Treatments

    Window treatments for bay windows can be difficult — particularly in homes where a seat or bench accompanies the window, blocking the way for traditional long curtains. Bay windows with built-in blinds between the panes of glass offer a practical solution, allowing you to filter the incoming sunlight as needed while staying protected and out of the way.

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Recommended Customizations1


A new or replacement bay window can add style and function to your home. To make the most of your bay window, consider customizing it with operable windows on the sides to capture breezes on mild days. Insect screens2 can help keep the bugs at bay while welcoming in fresh air. If you have a traditional southern style home, consider grilles and hardware in a traditional style.

Antiek Bright Brass

Classic Collection - Antiek Bright Brass

Antiek Antique Brass

Classic Collection - Antiek Bright Brass

Spoon-Style Lock Bright Brass

Classic Collection - Spoon-Style Lock Bright Brass

Spoon-Style Lock Antique Brass

Classic Collection - Spoon-Style Lock Antique Brass

Sash Lift Bright Brass

Classic Collection - Sash Lift Bright Brass

Sash Lift Antique Brass

Classic Collection - Sash Lift Antique Brass

Spoon-Style Lock Distressed Nickel

Rustic Collection - Spoon-Style Lock Distressed Nickel

Spoon-Style Lock Distressed Bronze

Rustic Collection - Spoon-Style Lock Distressed Bronze

Sash Lift Distressed Nickel

Rustic Collection - Sash Lift Distressed Nickel

Sash Lift Distressed Bronze

Rustic Collection - Sash Lift Distressed Bronze

Antiek Distressed Nickel

Rustic Collection - Antiek Distressed Nickel

Antiek Distressed Bronze

Rustic Collection - Antiek Distressed Bronze

Sash Lift Bright Brass

Essential Collection - Sash Lift Bright Brass

Sash Lift Distressed Nickel

Essential Collection - Sash Lift Distressed Nickel

Sash Lift Distressed Bronze

Essential Collection - Sash Lift Distressed Bronze

Cam-Action Lock Bright Brass

Essential Collection - Cam-Action Lock Bright Brass

Cam-Action Lock Antique Brass

Essential Collection - Cam-Action Lock Antique Brass

Cam-Action Lock Distressed Nickel

Essential Collection - Cam-Action Lock Distressed Nickel

Cam-Action Lock Distressed Bronze

Essential Collection - Cam-Action Lock Distressed Bronze

Standard Bright Brass Fold-Away Cranks

Fold-Away Cranks - Standard Bright Brass

Traditional Grille Pattern
Traditional Grille Pattern
Custom Grille Pattern
Custom Grille Pattern

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

2Warning: Use caution when children or pets are around open windows and doors. Screens are not designed to retain children or pets.

Columbia Climate Recommendations


Columbia has a mild, subtropical climate with hot summers and mild winters. Summer precipitation can be heavy at times and South Carolina also experiences the occasional hurricane.

The summer sun can feel great, and a bay window will capture large amounts of natural light, but if you’d like to add a window seat to your bay window, consider between-the-glass blinds or shades. Bay windows can be difficult to cover with traditional blinds or curtains and having your blinds between the panes allows you to filter the light in a stylish and low-maintenance way.

Extreme Weather

Extreme Weather.

Low country and coastal regions that experience hurricanes and tropical storms may wish to consider impact glass.

Low-E Protection

Low-E Protection.

Keep warm in the winter by helping to reduce the heat loss from your home. Window panes of glass with  Low-E glass can help keep your home insulated, blocking out the cold and keeping the heat in.

Between the glass blinds or shades

Between-the-Glass Blinds or Shades.

Filter incoming sunlight to your comfort level with blinds that are tucked between panes of glass.

Why Choose Pella?


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 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 and installation warranty and service agreement that cover your products and their installation – including labor – for up to 10 years. See written limited warranty for details, including exceptions and limitations, or contact Pella Customer Service at 877-473-5527.

We come to you

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 and Doors of Columbia 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


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