Tips and Tricks for Bay Windows

Bay Window with RoomSketcher

Does your dream property include a bay window in the living room and you’ve been wondering how best to draw it up in RoomSketcher? Well this week we show you how! With a bay window, the window space extends out from the main walls of a building, increasing the natural light flowing into the room. This makes the room appear larger, and improves views. Follow along to learn some simple tips and tricks to adding bay windows to your RoomSketcher projects.

Helper Walls

The easy way to create a bay window in RoomSketcher is to use two “helper” walls. Helper walls are ones you add while creating the bay window, then later remove.

Helper walls

The length of each helper wall is the distance that your bay window extends out from the wall. In the example above, it is .7 meters

The distance between the two helper walls is the length of the middle section of your bay window. In the example above, it is 2 meters.

Diagonal Walls

Once you’ve added the two helper walls, it’s easy to add the diagonal walls on each side. Be sure to use the same angle for each of the side walls. In our example, the angle is 45 degrees.

Diagonal wall at 45 degree angle

Once you’ve added the two diagonal side walls, add the center wall of your bay window.

Removing Helper Walls

Simply click to remove each helper wall.

Remove helper walls


Once you have the wall structure of the bay window in place, drag and drop to add windows. Tip: Once you have added a window, simply select it and click Properties to adjust the width of the window.

Bay window

Watch the Video

Watch this video to see bay windows in action.

If you have a project with some cool bay windows, feel free to share it with us below.


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