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Northern Indiana Bay Windows

Modern Bay Windows Put a New Twist on a Classic Style

Modern is the trend in northern Indiana, whether it’s a new development in the booming suburbs of Fort Wayne or a renovation in the heart of South Bend. Bay windows bridge the gap from traditional to modern, complementing older home designs and adding interest to new constructions.

The unique design of a bay window makes it the most recognizable window style. Using a combination of three windows angled together, a bay window juts outside the wall of your home to add multi-dimensional appeal to the exterior. On the inside, it opens up a little extra room but creates an illusion of much more space.

Commonly known as: Oriel window, 30-degree bay window, box bay window, square bay window

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Popular Local Trends & Styles

  • Bright white wood casement windows with grilles Wood Casement Windows

    Bay windows consist of three windows — one large picture window flanked by two small windows. Operational flanking windows allow you to use the multiple angles of a bay window to bring in more fresh air than other window styles. Wood casement windows are popular in the region and make for great flanking windows. The panes swing outward with a twist of a crank to catch a passing breeze and direct it into your home.

  • Bay window with seating area Craftsman Style Craftsman houses stand out as the most popular style of all the different homes in northern Indiana. It’s more modern than many other styles, emphasizing simple, elegant designs. Craftsman-style bungalows are common. They are as distinct as traditional Craftsman style homes, but in a smaller, more economical size. Bay windows are a popular option in bungalows because they complement the modest-sized homes by adding style in limited space and fill a room with natural light.
  • Black Bay Windows Black Bay Windows

    Black window frames are growing in popularity. This sleek, modern look brings bold color and design to homes of any age. Many homeowners in Elkhart, Fort Wayne, and Greater South Bend are selecting black vinyl windows or black stained wood windows when replacing more natural stains in older homes or picking out windows for new homes.

  • Bay window with bench seat Window Benches

    Homeowners in Northern Indiana are looking for ways to incorporate more storage and seating into their existing floor plans. A window seat or storage bench is a great way to use the additional space opened up by a bay window. Bay window seats and benches allow you to create a breakfast nook in your kitchen or a comfortable, cushiony place for reading and relaxing in other rooms. You can incorporate storage by building drawers into your window bench or using a seat with a hinge that opens from the top.

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Recommended Customizations1

Craftsman style windows typically have grilles, adding a simple, decorative element to the home. Top Row, 14-Lite Prairie, and Prairie grille patterns are the most popular. Sleek hardware in black and polished or brushed metals add modern style to bay windows.


  • Modern Collection
  • Fold-Away Cranks


  • Top Row Grille Pattern
  • 14-Lite Grille Pattern
  • Prairie Grille Pattern

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

Northern Indiana Climate Recommendations

Northern Indiana has a diverse climate, moving from one extreme to the other with the seasons. Lake Michigan sends precipitation, cold, and bitter temperatures in the winter. The cooling effect carries over until spring. Come summertime, northern Indiana experiences high heat and humidity. Durable materials and additional protection are important to help deal with whatever the weather brings.

Vinyl Bay Windows

Vinyl Bay Windows

Bay windows must be able to stand up to bitter cold and lake-effect snow and keep the elements from impacting your comfort. Vinyl is a low-maintenance and energy-efficient material suited for Indiana’s climate.

Low-E Protection

Low-E Protection

Get year-round protection with Advanced Low-E insulating glass. The added insulation helps keep your home warm in the winter and cool in the hot, humid summer.

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 Northern Indiana 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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