Stained Glass Dallas
If you own a historic storefront property here in Dallas and are looking to update but want to keep its character–the department of the interior has sound guidelines.
According to the NPS website you should
Become familiar with the style
Preserve the storefront’s character
Avoid the use of materials that were unavailable when the storefront was constructed
Choose paint colors based on the building’s historical appearance.
In keeping with this adding stained glass to your storefront window is a great way to accomplish both beauty and authenticity. This is because of the history of commercial establishments in the 18th and early 19th centuries. They were typically on the ground floor of buildings. For this reason, it was hard for retail establishments to distinguish themselves from their residential neighbors. In response to this commercial spaces began installing large bay or “oriel windows made up of numerous small panes of glass” to set the shops apart from their residential neighbors. In the early 20th century with the advent of advanced building technology, commercial structures began using decorative stained glass transom windows. This began a trend of denoting the presence of your commercial/retail space with stained glass. Therefore, using this same glass today in your historic storefront is truly authentic.
Stained Glass Styles That Work Well For Historic Storefronts
The style of stained glass you choose for you Dallas historic storefront is really a preference issue–and there are a lot of styles to choose from. However, if you wish to preserve the authenticity of your store’s appearance you will want a stained glass style that was popular around the time your historic structure. Below are some suggestions
For stores built in the 1800s: Victorian Style Stained Glass, Gothic Style Stained Glass, Mackintosh Style Stained Glass
For stores built in the early 1900s: Greene and Greene Style Stained Glass, Art Nouveau Style Stained Glass
For historic buildings built in the early-mid 1900s: Prairie Style Stained Glass, Art Deco Style Stained Glass
All of this depends on the look of your entire building and the theme of your store but, keeping things as close to what they may have looked like– is always a wonderful touch.
To learn more about a stained glass style that may work wonderfully on your historic Dallas building, contact us at Stained Glass Dallas.
Stained glass is not just something that was installed only in churches when Dallas was coming into its own. Around the turn of the 20th-century stained glass was put in various types of buildings as the west boomed. From retail stores to banks and bars–stained glass was a noteworthy trend. This same commercial stained glass, made over 100 years ago, is now due for restoration. This is because it was only made to last about 100 years before needing restoration so it could fall into permanent disrepair if not attended to. But, there are other reasons to do so– quite a few! Below we have listed some of the most compelling reasons to have the stained glass in your Dallas commercial space brought back to life.
Restoring Commercial Stained Glass Strengthens Community Ties
When we work with Dallas churches to restore their stained glass windows– the entire community tends to come together to help. Commercial spaces are no different. If your stained glass is over 100 years old, it is considered historical. This means community historical preservation societies and even grants are likely available to help. These organizations are the gateway to those around your commercial venture. Restoration then, allows your business to interact with the community in a unique way to benefit the community.
Restoring Commercial Stained Glass Attract New Clients
Stained glass is stunning and that is likely the reason it was installed in your commercial space in the first place. It was meant to attract people and improve the stock of the establishments it graced. Whatever your stained glass looks like now, it likely pales in comparison to what it will look like once the glass is restored. When you invest your time and money in the stained glass of your Dallas commercial space, it is sure to pay off by attracting foot traffic and likely, new customers.
Restoring Commercial Stained Glass Preserves A Piece of Dallas History
As it were, stained glass windows in commercial spaces are a lovely part of Dallas’s storied history. Some of these windows were likely made by burgeoning artisans or studios in Dallas’s past and have a rich history behind them. Moreover, if your Dallas location was prominent enough to install stained glass, it was likely quite a hub back in the city’s early days. Therefore, by restoring the historic stained glass, you are doing your part in preserving the “Frontier” past Dallas is known for.
For more information on how to begin a restoration of your historical stained glass in your commercial space, contact us at Stained Glass Dallas today!
So your stained glass is looking a little shabby and you’re wondering what to do about it? Don’t worry. You’re not the first person to face this same predicament. Many historic homes in Dallas have stained glass windows. When stained glass gets to a certain age, repairs are needed to keep the windows in optimal condition.
But if the previous homeowner didn’t stay on top of the maintenance, you may find that more work has to be done than you expected. On that case, you’re probably wondering if it’s better just to remove the window entirely. We think not! Here’s why you should consider repairing the stained glass in your Dallas home.
Beautiful custom Stained Glass for your Dallas, Texas Home
Dallas resident's take great pride in keeping their homes looking beautiful. Stained glass from Scottish Stained Glass is a great accent which can easily and affordably add a stunning touch to sidelights, entryways, bathrooms, transoms, kitchens, and even bedrooms or basements. Having served clients throughout the United States for more than 20 years, we are experienced with building and restoring the types of stained glass which look beautiful in Dallas homes. Whether you need stained glass to match your home's historic character, want to develop a custom design to compliment your interior scheme, or merely would like to add some funtional glass that will ensure the privacy of your entryway or bathroom, you've come to the right company. Our experienced designers will come to your Dallas/Fort Worth home or office and meet with you face to face. We will take measurements, develop and undersatnding of your project's context, and hear and design ideas which you may have developed. Then we will sketch some prelimiary ideas with you, and show you sampeles of the glass textures and colors we use. Finally we can use computer programs to provide you renderings of what the final product will look like. This time tested process is why Scottish Stained Glass is today the nation's largest and most respected stained glass studio of its kind. We look forward to the opportunity to earn your business! Please contact us today!