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By Martin Faith
Have you ever wondered what the little window cutouts above your doorway or a larger window are called? These are known as transom windows. Builders use them to bring more light into room interiors. While they’re quite practical, flat glass transoms can be rather plain. But decorating them is difficult. You don’t want to cover up all that beautiful light with curtains. Plus, it looks awkward. That’s we make transom stained glass for Austin homes. Read more…
A beautifully decorated home makes a statement. It says that you care about the small details and have worked hard to build a good life.
One of the most enchanting additions you can to make to your Austin home décor is stained glass. Stained glass windows are an elegant feature that add instant value and curb appeal.
Below, we’ve discussed some of the ways you can use them to beautify your home. Read more…
Home Improvement Trend Alert: Stained Glass Window Panels
Stained glass windows may not seem like something accessible to the average homeowners with a real-life budget but the truth is, they are easier to afford, buy and have installed than ever before. Today, stained glass windows come in many different shapes, sizes and designs and price points and likely one that will fit any budget and a popular trend driving the accessibility of these windows is the easy to install stained glass panel inserts. As you will see, these simple but stunning stained glass creations make an elegant home design in Austin a snap and well within your reach.
What Are Stained Glass Panel Inserts?
The best way to describe stained glass panel inserts is–simple but stunning. Stained glass panels are just like traditional stained glass in wooden frames complete with leading, colored or textured glass but they are manufactured to fit your home window frame. They are premade in our world-renowned studio to your exact specifications and then delivered and installed on your Austin home. They look as spectacular as traditional stained glass but still give your home that style pop you are looking to add and can be fit to any window in your home. However, the best part is the panel is placed right over the existing glass, meaning a quick, easy and inexpensive installation.
How Are Stained Glass Panel Inserts Installed?
As mentioned, stained glass panels are manufactured ahead of time in our world-class stained glass workshop and come to your home to literally “pop in”. The whole process is clean and fast–done in as little as an hour if not minutes. When your installer arrives they will thoroughly wash and dry the pre-made stained glass insert and your existing window and frame to remove any grim or smudges. After the installer test fits the panel to ensure a perfect fit, the stained glass adheres to the frame of your interior window. These stained glass window inserts will stay in place as long as you want but can be easily removed too. At this point, your window is done, with very little mess but your installer will be sure to leave your home as clean as they found it.
Watch the video below for more information on stained glass inserts
Scottish Stained Glass Austin For Your Stained Glass Inserts
There is a reason stained glass inserts are all the rage–they are incredibly easy and affordable! At Scottish we have created thousands of custom stained glass windows for homes in Austin and the surrounding area so be sure to consult with us when looking for the perfect stained glass insert for your home. For more information contact us today and schedule a design consultation for the stained glass window insert of your dreams.
Stained glass improves Austin homes’ aesthetics by using traditional methods to create an improved modern design, much like our dynamic city itself. That’s why stained glass is such a fantastic choice for an eye-catching design element in your kitchen, one of the focal points of any Austin home.
In our beautiful Texas gem called Austin, gorgeously manicured lawns and stunning houses speckle the landscape like prairie flowers. The people of this ever growing city take pride in their homes: big, small, old and new. The proud residents here take a lot of time and pay close attention to every detail of their homes and keep them looking good. Read more…
Whether you’ve recently moved into a new home or are remodeling your kitchen, there’s one design tip that you don’t want to miss out on this summer. Kitchen and dining room stained glass is the latest home decor trend in Austin that’s got everyone talking. Stained glass is versatile, affordable, and it looks absolutely amazing in just about any kitchen. And to show you just exactly what we’re talking about, we’ve put together the following examples so you can see for yourself how amazing it truly is.
Custom Stained Glass Then and Now
When people hear the phrase stained glass It is natural for them to think about churches. As you probably well know, stained glass is fairly ubiquitous to cathedrals, churches, synagogues and even mosques. Another common association is–the victorian or craftsman eras of design. As such, anyone who owns a home built in either of those time periods probably has one or more stained glass window in their house already. This is because, during the first half of the 20th century, iconic designers like Frank Lloyd Wright or Greene and Greene connected home decor to stained glass in a way that is still in vogue today. At Stained Glass Austin, we are happy to continue on with the work of such legends as these, who such an incredible impact on the stained glass we still use in homes today.
Frank Lloyd Wright Style Stained Glass
The Practical Side Of Stained Glass
It is apparent from first glance that stained glass is an art form but did you know it is referred to as a “practical art”? This is because it is an extremely versatile medium which can be customized to suit nearly any design style or taste. By today’s style standards stained glass can be used in any room in the in a house: bathroom, kitchen, living room, entryway). Things like a fireplace screen or a stylish room divider are all feasible applications. It is impressive how stained glass works well as both an artform and as a practical solution for privacy issues.
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.
At the end of the day, it doesn’t matter where you put stained glass because it goes great anywhere; even taking center stage. It is certain you will enjoy the beauty it brings to your home and family. In fact, like all of our former clients, you will find reasons to fall in love with it all over again day in and day out!
If you live in Austin or the surrounding area and are considering a stained glass window to brighten your decor, contact Stained Glass Austin today and let’s get going an heirloom quality piece of glass for you and your family to enjoy for generations to come!
One of the most amazing things about stained glass is its ability to withstand an incredible length of time. In fact, some of the oldest stained glass windows in the world are over a thousand years old! But even the sturdiest of windows may begin to show signs of deterioration over time. That’s why Stained Glass Austin offers stained glass remodeling and renovation services for Austin churches, homes, and businesses. Through our restoration process, we can restore the true color and shine of your treasured art.
Though prairie style architecture originated nearly a century ago, it still continues to influence residential architecture. Even today, many of Austin’s craftsman homes are inspired by the works of the movement’s most well-known architecture, Frank Lloyd Wright. Characterized by deep overhangs, large bands of glass that let natural light flood the interior, and intriguing angled walls built of brick or stone, it’s easy to see why prairie style homes have kept up their popularity in Austin.
Antique Stained Glass: A Beloved & Unique Gift Idea
The holidays are officially here. Black Friday is over, Cyber Monday is gone and if you haven’t already done some serious shopping for the people on your list, no doubt you will be doing it in the weekends to come. Looking for the perfect, one-of-a-kind gift is difficult; something special is hard to find on the shelves of stores. That is why each year at Stained Glass Austin we have people come to us to give the gift of antique stained glass for the home of a family they love and cherish. Since we are able to create stunning stained glass in the most popular antique styles, our windows fit nearly any decor. However, our most requested and loved styles are below.