Bay windows

While bay windows are historically associated with mansions of the early English Renaissance, they are now a common property feature. 

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When drawing a Floor plan for a property, there are often cases where there are a set of stairs that go between two rooms, on the same floor.  In Metropix we call this a Split Level staircase.

L shape room

When creating a floor plan for a property, there are very few that will have just square or rectangular rooms. There will be many that are L shaped, and this is incredibly easy to create with Metropix.

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While bay windows are historically associated with mansions of the early English Renaissance, they are now a common property feature. From Victorian town houses to new builds in Milton Keynes, they are no longer exclusive to luxury properties.

When you inevitably come across one, do not despair as with Metropix it is quick and easy to draw even the most extravagant of bay windows. You simply start with a standard wall. Position your cursor where the bay extension begins, double left click on the wall to insert a split. You can then add another split where you would like the extension to end. This will effectively split the wall into 3 sections. Hover your cursor over the middle section, left click and hold and manoeuvre the centre of the bay into the desired position.

This is ideal for a box window where the window is square. However, in most cases the bay windows are angled. In order to achieve this you can drag the two corner dots outwards from the centre to create the angled bay.

And now for the centrepiece, the windows. To add windows to your bay you can go to the symbols menu on the left of the screen. Here you will find the standard window. Simply drag and drop this into position in the bay and stretch out to the desired width.

Other Videos in this Floor Plan Drawing Series

Besides this video we also have ones to help you ‘add stairs to plan’ draw an ‘L shaped room’, one for ‘Split level floors’ plus how to draw ‘curved walls’ and ‘angled walls’.

There are also videos on ‘deleting walls’ and one that covers the system’s ability to ‘copy a symbol that is already on your floor plan’, this saving you lots of time.

Floor Plan Drawing Support Team

The Metropix system itself is really easy to use and in addition to our support area, we have a dedicated team at hand to help you with all things floor plan related. Simply give us a call or submit a message through our contact form to get assistance from our friendly team. The chances are you won’t need to contact us that often, but when you do, we’ll make sure we impress you.

Adding Bay Windows

  1. to add a bay window , double click on the wall where the bay begins and double click where it finishes.
  2. Now select the middle section of wall and pull that out
  3. Then select the white dots at the front corners and drag them to the correct location.
  4. You can then select the windows icon from the Symbols box and place them on the wall
  5. and there is your bay window