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For stained glass enthusiasts, art lovers, and architecture admirers, there are so many beautiful masterpieces throughout the world. One of our favorite stained glass collections is housed within the Sainte Chapelle located in the gorgeous, historical city of Paris. Their exquisite stained glass collection was built over 800 years ago during a time period where glass was a very rare commodity. This age and time period definitely gives you a deeper appreciation for the detail and size of this stained glass collection.
Best Practices For Austin Homeowners Before And During Stained Glass Installation
If you have made the decision to get stained glass on your Austin home you are probably pretty excited right now and the day can’t come soon enough! We understand how you feel and in anticipation of the day have a few ideas on how you can be involved throughout the process to make the install as seamless and efficiently as possible, so you can start enjoying your new window ASAP!
DO: Prepare The Area
Although many stained glass windows involve a simple quick installation, like stained glass window inserts, it is still a process that could involve dust, scraps, and chemicals/adhesives, so you are going to want to take measures to protect your furniture with plastic. Also, remove valuables–it simply is never a good idea to leave valuable items out when contractors are around.
DON’T: Don’t try to help your stained glass installer or touch the window or installation tool. This is as much a precautionary measure to keep you from getting hurt, as it is a convenience to you. Just let the pros do the job and relax; that is what you pay them for–labor is written into the stained glass pricing.
DO: Stick Around. For the most part, stained glass window installations are one day jobs. It obviously depends on the size and scope of your job, but for the most part, even if the project extends a few days, you will be able to stay in your home while it is ongoing.
DON’T: Let your pet run around. Just like humans, pets can be huge distractions during installs and they are is not safe for them to be in. While for the most part, everything we bring in with us is safe, we are still dealing with glass here and adhesives are notoriously sticky!
DO: Contact us with any questions or concerns. The stained glass window you bought for your Austin home is your pet project and something you paid good money for. So, if you have any questions or maybe are concerned about something, in particular, reach out to us at Stained Glass Austin. We want everything about this experience to be positive so you have pleasant of memories of a quality install along with your heirloom quality stained glass windows.
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Scottish Stained Glass has been serving Austin and the surrounding community for over 25 years. Many people are familiar with our name, as it is often brought up during in a conversation with friends or neighbors when they see our stained glass, but we often are asked about the story behind it.
Stained Glass Austin specializes specifically in custom stained glass pieces for Austin residential and commercial properties. Austin is renowned for its active art scene and unique architecture, promoting a lot of rich culture throughout its neighborhoods. Many of our customers enjoy stained glass ranging from traditional, colorful windows to elegant, leaded pieces. Those who have specific art movements they embrace can have beautiful stained glass recreated with these styles in mind. One of our favorite influences among modern stained glass pieces is Frank Lloyd Wright.
Around the world, stained glass is renowned for its striking beauty, inspiring millions of people to travel to some of the most famous churches, libraries, museums, and hotels that sport these stunning works of glass art. For hotels in Austin, custom stained glass can infuse your structure with Old World elegance and splendor reminiscent of famous hotels like the Gran Hotel Ciudad de México, which boasts an entire ceiling of breathtaking Tiffany stained glass artistry from 1908 for a magnificently regal look and feel. This kind of awe-inspiring decorative component imprints on guests’ memories, leading them to book with you again and again to relive that wondrous experience.
Stained glass is such a versatile medium that offers a lot of free creative direction for Austin homeowners. Choosing between pre-made stained glass and custom stained glass can be a difficult choice– both have their own sets of positives and negatives. It’s important to understand the differences before purchasing this investment for your home. Stained Glass Austin is proud to have the largest inventory of pre-made stained glass and antique stained glass while also being the preferred custom stained glass studio in the area.
Austin residents agree that stained glass is a beautiful art form which can convey powerful symbolism, display beautiful imagery, and reflect certain art movements throughout history. Even though traditional stained glass is what most people are familiar with, modern applications are beginning to be more and more popular. Austin commercial buildings and residences have started incorporating stained glass in new, innovative ways, taking this old, traditional art form and turning it into something contemporary that compliments modern architecture in a great way.
Austin residents agree that Austin is renowned for its thriving, diverse art scene. Austin residents also agree that its always a great time to increase home equity, heighten curb appeal, as well as add that unique, artistic touch in their home. Whether you’re looking to renovate the transoms in your craftsman style home in Travis Heights or add some privacy to your Tuscan style house in Circle C Ranch, here are some beautiful stained glass transom ideas for your Austin home:
Recently, Stained Glass Austin had the opportunity to work with the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity on a project that involved making some modifications to their fraternity house located on the University of Texas campus in Austin. The goal of this project was to bring some historical ambience to the fraternity house so we designed and created three stained glass panels to adorn its windows.
Summer is teetering on Fall and as the air in Austin starts to cool ever so slightly the talk around this sports city turns to football. While not home to a professional football team all our own, there is no shortage of Texas football devotion in this city. As home to the University of Texas, the very word “Longhorns” evokes a sense of pride the size of Texas itself. The anticipation of future hard fought victories is as palpable across the city as the burnt orange is visible. No matter which Texas team you are rooting for though, a unique and stylish way to show pride for your team and state is by installing customized stained glass windows with the logo of your favorite Texas team. Read more…