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Los Angeles Bay Windows

Bay windows add space where there is no more square footage

Create more space without adding more square footage. Bay windows – a picture window flanked by two smaller windows, structured to protrude from the outside of the house in an angular appearance – are perfect for maximizing space, whether you’re living in a bungalow style home in Echo Park or a Victorian style home in Angelino Heights.

You can incorporate a window seat or bench seat into the bay window instead of buying more furniture, and then get creative with the rest of the space. Not only do bay windows create the illusion of additional space, but they also bring more natural light into your home.

Commonly known as: oriel window, box bay window, projecting window, square bay window

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Popular Local Trends & Styles

  • Traditional bay windows with curtains Bungalows Style

    Bungalows are an iconic architecture style of Los Angeles. In fact, not far north of L.A. is where you’ll find the historic “Bungalow Heaven” neighborhood in Pasadena. The origins of the classic California bungalow can be traced as far back as the early 1900s, and the design is commonly characterized by a broad porch, wide overhangs, and a gabled roof. Bay windows are a popular addition to these types of homes, particularly because they add an interesting element to the exterior and provide additional room on the interior in the form of a window seat.

  • Victorian bay Victorian Style Victorian style homes have been a part of Los Angeles since the 1800s, when the Victorian era saw the city transformed into an American boomtown with thousands of new homes. The artistic qualities of the homes are unmatched, and the addition of a bay window would complement the elegant “Queen Anne” style of your Victorian home. Consider wood windows with a bold color or white finish that pops against the historic color palette and provides a distinctive contrast.
  • curtains bay windows Windows Treatments

    Add a touch of Southern California charm to your bay window with the right treatments. You’ll want to choose a window covering that enhances the aesthetic of your window, allows for easy control of light levels, and ensures your desired level of privacy. Curtains, shades, and shutters are among the most popular window treatments for Los Angeles homeowners. Curtains, in particular, are ideal for finding the perfect balance of privacy and natural light.

  • Window seats and benches Windows Seats and Benches

    Short on square footage? Bay windows are a simple solution that allows you to get creative. Because it protrudes out, a bay window opens up extra space within your home, making the most of the existing square footage. Consider how a bay window seat or bench would enhance your living space, whether you need a comfy spot to curl up with a book or more space for entertaining guests. You can also use the additional space for storage to clear up clutter.

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Recommended Customizations1

Bay windows are a combination of three different windows and it is at the discretion of the homeowner on how to utilize each of them, especially the smaller windows on either side of the large picture window. Making those smaller windows operational would allow you to open your home to the California breeze on a beautiful day. Homeowners can also customize their bay window to suit their personal style, often with brass or rustic hardware, grilles, and trim. Find more customizations here.


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


  • Victorian Grille Pattern?

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

Los Angeles Climate Recommendations

Milder than a Mediterranean climate, Los Angeles is associated with very mild and relatively rainy winters and warm and sunny summers. Energy-efficient glass for your bay windows can be especially effective in helping to protect against the summer heat. If you’re living along the coast, you’ll want to consider materials and finishes that will be able to withstand the harmful effects of the salt in the air and preserve the look and performance of your bay windows.

Weather Protection

Weather Protection

Prepare your bay windows for the humid coastal winds, salty ocean air, and abundant sunshine from living on the West Coast. EnduraClad® and EnduraClad® Plus exterior finishes help resist fading and look great for years.

Low-E Protection

Low-E Protection

SunDefense™ Low-E Insulating Glass with Argon can help block a significant percentage of the sun’s heat and ultraviolet rays. Low-E insulating glass helps keep your home cool and comfortable during the dry summer heat. 

Durable Materials

Durable Materials

Living in Southern California means the sun is almost always there to greet you when you step outside. Wood with aluminum cladding, vinyl, and fiberglass are materials that have long-lasting, low-maintenance finishes to resist wear from the sun. 

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 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.

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 & Doors of Los Angeles 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 in Los Angeles

Check out how other Southern California homeowners are incorporating bay windows into their home in these projects installed by Pella Doors & Windows of Los Angeles.

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