What is a box bay window?
A box bay window (sometimes called a square bay window) is a specific type of bay window characterised by a squared-off shape. Unlike traditional bay windows that protrude outward in a curved or angled manner, box bay windows have a more geometric and angular design. Box bays consist of a central window unit that is parallel to the wall, flanked by smaller windows on either side – the three faces are joined at 90-degree angles. This configuration creates a box-like structure, which gives the window style its name.
Box bay windows are popular in architectural designs where a more contemporary or streamlined look is desired. They are often used in both residential and commercial buildings to add architectural interest, increase natural light, and create additional interior space. Like traditional bay windows, box bays can be used for various purposes. These include creating cosy window seats, showcasing views, or providing extra space for indoor plants or decorative elements. The flat front of the box bay window allows for the easy placement of furniture or other items inside the window space.