Stained Glass Benefits
Not having enough privacy in your home is not only unsettling, it also leads to a lot of embarrassing situations. You walk by the front door and the mailman catches you in your bunny pajamas. Or maybe you try to crouch down when you’re taking a shower so that your neighbor doesn’t see you through the bathroom window.
Privacy is one of those things that you don’t realize is important until you don’t have it. And unfortunately, in condo communities, it’s hard to come by due to the close proximity between units.
That’s why we’d like to share some of our favorite stained glass privacy solutions with you. By installing stained glass for your Dallas condo, you can get the privacy you need without blocking light.
Stained & Leaded Glass: The Perfect Investment For Your Dallas Home
For a home improvement chalked full of elegance and style–there is no match for stained and/or leaded glass. This is because the beauty of these works of art is undeniable. It is easy to see the beautiful lines and pretty patterns that these craft pieces are a welcome and lovely addition to any home. Likewise, their function is immediately apparent– adding privacy and a definitive touch of class to any part of your Dallas home. Read more…
If you ever find yourself in the Northern part of Texas, there’s one place that you definitely want to put on your sightseeing list. The Little Chapel in the Woods is one of Texas’ greatest contributions to modern architecture. Enclosed within its walls are several beautiful and unique stained glass windows that are considered some of the most treasured pieces of art in the Dallas area.
Stained Glass Colors For Your Dallas Home
Stained glass and the processes that go into making are ancient. You probably already know stained glass as being something that is both colorful and intricate but what you may yet know is– the glass that has been colored by adding metallic salts during the manufacturing process, giving us all the wonderful colors we see today. Also, color can also be applied by painting on the surface of the glass and later fused together by a kiln. Read more…
Stained Glass For A New Century
When people think stained glass it is natural for them to associate it with church decor. In fact is it somewhat synonymous with all sorts of religious institutions such as cathedrals, churches, synagogues and even mosques. The next likely association people make of stained glass is home decor from the victorian or craftsman eras of design. In fact, many people who own a home built in either of those time periods likely has a stained glass window (or even two or three) on their home. This is because, iconic designers like Frank Lloyd Wright and The Greene Brothers, during the first half of the 20th century, made a link in the minds of Americans between stained glass and home style rather than strictly adornments for churches. Since then, its popularity has only risen and is just as in vogue today than ever before. At Stained Glass Dallas, we are happy that each day we are able to continue the work of such design masters who had such a strong and lasting impact on the American home style we still see today.
An Example Of A Frank Lloyd Wright Style Stained Glass
The Practical Applications Of Stained Glass
Stained Glass, with all its depth and beauty, is an obvious art form. What may surprise you is–it is known as “practical art”. As a versatile medium which can be tailored to suit nearly any design style or taste, it exudes practicality. In fact, in this day and age, there are no restrictions which room stained glass can be used in.. Any room in a house: bathroom, kitchen, living room, the entryway will look extraordinary with the addition of stained glass. It is also good for unique applications like a fireplace screen, stylish cabinet doors or even on ceilings! The wide range of uses of stained glass, both practical and artistic is impressive and invaluable to homeowners looking for a creative home display.
Some other, just as important, reasons why you might consider installing stained glass:
• Stained glass is a beautiful privacy option– especially useful for spaces like bathrooms or bedrooms.
• Stained glass can block an unattractive view like a vacant lot or a close neighbor
• Stained glass can express your personal tastes and act as a centerpiece for a design overhaul.
Regardless of where you put stained glass or which use, practical or artistic, you employ it for, the result will always be a stunning masterpiece right in your own home. It is sure to delight you, your family and guests for years to come and, deservingly, take center stage in any room in which it resides. In fact, we hear from happy customers all the time, saying they find reasons to fall in love with it all over again each and every day!
If you live in Dallas, or the surrounding area and are considering a stained glass window to brighten or update your decor, contact Stained Glass Dallas, today and let’s get going an heirloom quality piece of glass for you and your family to enjoy for generations to come!
If you have stained glass windows that are damaged, deteriorating, or outdated, you may want to consider stained glass remodeling and renovation. Many Dallas churches, businesses, and homeowners choose to have their stained glass windows renovated either because they have lost their shine and luster or because the windows have somehow been broken. At Stained Glass Dallas, we are always more than happy to take on these restoration projects. By employing our expert skill and techniques, we can rejuvenate the life and appearance of your stained glass and provide you with a panel that you can cherish for years.
For followers of any religion or denomination, a site of worship is an incredibly sacred and important place. A church or temple allows someone to have a place where they can focus on their interactions with their God and further pursue their beliefs. It is a place where knowledge is shared, relationships are built, and ultimately, a source of peace for people’s lives.
For hundreds of years, family crests have been used as symbols that establish the identity of families or clans within their local community. Crests have been used for display in homes and businesses, sealing official documents and envelopes, and have been worn on helmets, crowns, and clothing. Traditionally, they were viewed as a way to show loyalty to your family or organization.
By Martin Faith
With entryway stained glass, Arlington homes get a gorgeous upgrade in curb appeal and value as well. In many Arlington TX communities, the homes look very much alike. The entryways are all rather generic. For Arlington homeowners who are interested in creating a more personalized, more unique appearance to the front of their homes, we present stained glass as the perfect solution.
By Martin Faith
Bathroom stained glass gives the savvy, style loving Arlington homeowner a few very important advantages. Obviously, the first one is beauty. Stained glass is a gorgeous art form, whether its brightly colored church windows or colorless bathroom windows. Usually, our Arlington clients do choose colorless leaded and beveled stained glass in their bathrooms.
Stained glass takes an average bathroom and makes it a show-stopper. It can be installed in the windows, in the bathroom cabinet doors, in the closet or toilet stall door, or even as a hanging panel in front of a larger window or right on the wall. With bathroom stained glass, Arlington homeowners can truly elevate the look of this sometimes difficult to decorate room.
But many of our clients want stained glass in their bathrooms for a completely different reason. They are looking for the extra privacy stained glass affords. If you think about it, bathroom windows, particularly if they are in a ground floor bathroom, have some pretty serious privacy requirements. But for some reason, they are frequently built using regular clear glass. And even when they do have frosted glass, they are frequently very plain and dull looking. Many homeowners resort to shades, blinds, or even bathroom curtains, but they all block the light. And who wants to suddenly realize that they just stepped dripping out of the shower, and have forgotten to draw the blinds? With bathroom stained glass, Arlington homeowners have a gorgeous permanent solution to privacy issues.
When it comes to our colorless, leaded and beveled bathroom stained glass, Arlington clients prefer it because it will also let in the light. And the beveled edges on the glass don’t just create pretty designs, they also refract that light flowing in into pretty prisms that send sparkles of colored light about the room. This effect is similar to what you see when a cut crystal is hanging in a sunny window.
Bathroom stained glass, Arlington customers will be happy to hear, is not any one particular style. It can be custom designed to match your style, your bathroom’s existing décor, or your home’s period or architecture. Got an old Victorian? Perhaps one of our antique styles would look phenomenal to upgrade that bay window behind your tub.
Got a modern home? Perhaps something from our signature Aspen collection would complement your bathroom décor.
Whatever style you like, whatever pattern or design you like, whatever colors or types of glass you like . . . you are in the driver’s seat when it comes to the look of your bathroom stained glass, Arlington!
For more information about bathroom stained glass, Arlington or around the state, please contact Stained Glass Dallas today.