Kitchen with a bay window: 50 of the most comfortable home design solutions

A bay window in the kitchen helps to significantly increase its area

A bay window in the kitchen helps to significantly increase its area

Bay windows in the kitchen make it lighter, enlarging the room, giving it a special, non-trivial look. But at the same time, for all its indisputable advantages, a kitchen with a bay window is a rather difficult area to decorate, which, with a lack of attention, can turn from a highlight of a room into an architectural absurdity, a corner cluttered with furniture.

Bay window in the kitchen in sophisticated black and white

Bay window in the kitchen in sophisticated black and white

The freed up space in the absence of a window sill can be used for a comfortable sofa bed

The freed up space in the absence of a window sill can be used for a comfortable sofa bed

With the help of a bay window in the kitchen, you can successfully divide the work and dining area.

With the help of a bay window in the kitchen, you can successfully divide the work and dining area.

Kitchen design with a bay window: approaches and options

The bay window is an expressive architectural element, a ledge in the wall, which is connected with the inner part to the main room. If you look at it simplistically, the bay window is a kind of loggia connected to the kitchen, only much better insulated. The glazing of the bay window depends on the architectural features of the house – it can be a completely glass “flashlight”, or it can have a partial (most often – up to half, the size of a standard window).

Convenient location of the dining area near the bay window with large windows

Convenient location of the dining area near the bay window with large windows

Considering the ideas for decorating a kitchen interior with a bay window, first of all, it is worth deciding on the main thing – what kind of role will be assigned to the bay window:

  • bay window – as an independent separate area that can be separated from the kitchen by a partition, screen, large curtain, bar counter, etc. In this case, the design of the bay window will directly and completely depend on the functional purpose – it can be a winter garden, or a workplace, or a recreation area (chill-out), it all depends on the wishes of the owners. This option is justified for a one-room apartment – in this case, by fencing off the bay window, the apartment owners can actually get another “isolated” room;

A bay window is a kind of loggia connected to the kitchen, only much better insulated

A bay window is a kind of loggia connected to the kitchen, only much better insulated

  • bay window – as a continuation and part of the kitchen. In this case, much will be determined by both the bay window area and the individual approach of the owners. It is important that the stylistically design of the bay window is in harmony with the overall interior design of the kitchen..

Large windows in the kitchen allow you to enjoy a wonderful view

Large windows in the kitchen allow you to enjoy a wonderful view

Advice! Most often, a small bay window is used to create a working area there. This approach allows you to completely free one of the walls in the kitchen to make a full dining area..

Consider some of the features of this layout:

  • a tabletop is placed in the bay window area, which smoothly passes into the window sill – the hostess gets at her disposal a very large working area. Due to this arrangement, most of the day, the work area does not require artificial lighting, food is cooked in natural light that does not distort the natural color of the food;

The sink near the window provides an excellent opportunity to wash dishes and admire the view outside the window

The sink near the window provides an excellent opportunity to wash dishes and admire the view outside the window

  • a non-standard approach is to install a sink in the bay window. The main problem will be with ensuring the supply of communications (water, sewage), but the dull and monotonous process of washing dishes can be diversified by observing what is happening outside the window;

A non-standard approach - install a sink by the window

A non-standard approach – install a sink by the window

  • the upper modules placed on the sides of the bay window visually deepen the bay window itself, making it visually more spacious. This technique is especially effective for a kitchen with a small bay window;

Convenient location of a soft sofa along all windows in the dining area

Convenient location of a soft sofa along all windows in the dining area

  • do not place a hob in a bay window. Firstly, it will immediately become a question of installing the hood, which will be very problematic to place and securely fasten, and secondly, a working hob will cause constant fogging of the windows.

In a round bay window, you need to select a table of the same round shape

In a round bay window, you need to select a table of the same round shape

In a fairly spacious bay window, you can place a dining area, observing the following principles:

  • the farther from the bay window is the sink and the hob, the better

    in the bay window, you can place a soft kitchen corner, in shape repeating the geometry of the bay window and install a kitchen table. Alternatively, wide window sills can be used as seats by placing soft decorative pillows on them.

A bay window in the kitchen is a great opportunity to extend the natural light of the room

A bay window in the kitchen is a great opportunity to extend the natural light of the room

  • the shape of the kitchen table should be combined with the geometric contours of the bay window – for a rectangular bay window you need a rectangular dining table, for a semicircular bay window – respectively, oval

The dining area near the large window is a great opportunity to enjoy your meal while observing the beautiful views outside the window.

The dining area near the large window is a great opportunity to enjoy your meal while watching the beautiful views outside the window

Round bay window in the kitchen, along which there is a cozy sofa

Round bay window in the kitchen, along which there is a cozy sofa

  • to free up additional space, some designers are dismantling the heating radiator installed in the bay window. Such a decision is rather controversial, because the outer wall turns out to be unheated, and if we take into account the large glazing area, then additional heating options should be provided.

The best place for a dining area is a high glazed balcony

The best place for a dining area is a high glazed balcony

Alternatively, you can consider the installation of “warm floors” (electric or water), which will provide uniform heating of the entire volume of the bay window due to warm air rising up. In addition, when installing such a system, the floor level in the bay window will rise, which will make it possible to more clearly express the dining area in the form of a podium. In a country house with large bright kitchens and large bay windows, the heating problem can be solved by installing floor convectors, the heat exchanger of which is installed along the outer wall of the bay window. Warm air entering through small cracks in the floor will heat both the room and the large glass windows.

A round bay window in the kitchen gives a sense of comfort and coziness

A round bay window in the kitchen gives a sense of comfort and coziness

Textiles are the most important design element of a bay window. Windows should not live their own autonomous “life” in the overall design. This is where the universal rule comes in. For a bay window, straight curtains in light colors are suitable. Here, a curved modern cornice will be in place, along which it will be possible to move the curtains freely in order to obtain the desired effect – to slightly shade the kitchen or completely block out the light. For a small bay window, with small window openings, only Roman curtains are suitable – they do not hide the space, while fully fulfilling their functional purpose.

Window curtains are an important part of the interior, they give a special mood

Window curtains are an important part of the interior, they give a special mood

When choosing a color scheme for a bay window, it is worth remembering that it should be combined with the overall design of the room. But still, choosing a color scheme, you should make the most of the advantages of a bay window in terms of adding illumination – and abandon saturated and dark colors in favor of light ones..

About artificial lighting. If there is a dining group in the bay window, a pendant lamp is suitable, for the working area, install the sconce symmetrically on the bracket. And for a recreation area, a wall lamp with a dim, soft light or a floor lamp is suitable.

Kitchen with a bay window: interior features

Separately, it is worth considering the design of the kitchen with a bay window p44t, which appeared in the new buildings of the P-44T series in 1979. The kitchen in these high-rise buildings is approximately 13 square meters in area, so you should not neglect the bay window (it usually has a trapezoidal shape, although in the further development of the series you can find other shapes – rectangle, oval or polygon) with its “non-standard” meters is not worth it at all.

Kitchen with a bay window p44t - an additional area that can be successfully beaten

Kitchen interior with a bay window p44t – an additional area that can be successfully beaten

Before you start decorating, it is worth solving the issue of heating – this will help to avoid the formation of dampness, and then, as a result, the appearance of mold. In addition, excessive moisture will negatively affect the physical condition of the furniture. The issue is partially solved by the installation of high-quality double-glazed windows, but here another problem may arise – with the provision of ventilation, because a kind of “standing air” zone may appear in the bay window. In addition, the installation of double-glazed windows solves the issue of heating only partially – if for the working area the temperature indicators are not so fundamental, then for a comfortable environment in the dining area they are very important. So you will have to resolve the issue with the choice and installation of heating devices..

A bright and cozy bay window in the kitchen is the best option for placing a dining table in it.

A bright and cozy bay window in the kitchen is the best option for placing a dining table in it.