Illuminated Cabinet Doors: Incorporating Stained Glass

Posted October 23rd, 2023 by Nick Woodward


The heart of any home, the kitchen deserves an interior design that infuses functionality with beauty. One way to elevate your kitchen decor from drab to dramatic is by incorporating stained glass into the cabinetry. Illuminated leaded glass cabinet doors and faces create an artistic focal point full of charm.

Lit  Stained Glass Interiors

Installing interior lighting and placing stained glass on cabinet fronts transforms ordinary cabinets into glowing showstoppers. Use LED cabinet lights or puck lights for even illumination across the glass. The lighting casts a radiant glow and brings out the richness of colors and lead lines. Just take care not to use lights that generate excessive heat within cabinets.

For glass panels on cabinet faces rather than doors, consider wiring small LED light strips to shine directly onto the glass. This highlights the art without overly brightening the interior. Just ensure lights don’t limit storage capacity or hamper cabinet accessibility.

Ambient Under-Cabinet Lighting

Another approach is installing LED lighting underneath upper cabinets to illuminate stained glass doors indirectly and faces from below. This creates a more ambient glow versus strong spotlights. Under-cabinet lighting also provides task lighting for countertops as an added bonus. Just be sure to reinforce the undersides of upper cabinets sufficiently to support lighting strips.

Stained Glass Ideas

When brainstorming stained glass designs for kitchens, consider coordinating with your existing decor. For a Tuscan feel, choose floral motifs in fiery red, orange and yellow hues. Complement modern kitchens with geometric patterns. Farmhouse styles look beautiful with fruit and botanical themes. Minimalist designs allow the clean lines and light to take center stage.

Don’t forget that leaded glass offers both form and function. Glass choices like textured, translucent and obscured maintain privacy while allowing light transmission. Etched and sandblasted glass scatter light beautifully. Whatever your kitchen’s style, stained glass grants elegance.

Stained Glass Door Caution

Take care when incorporating stained glass into cabinet doors so that the weight doesn’t compromise functionality. Since most kitchen cabinet doors are relatively small in size, the additional heft of leaded glass generally isn’t prohibitive. But do choose appropriately sized, sturdy hinges and hardware to accommodate it. Also, opt for tempered safety glass when possible.

Professional Stained Glass Installation Dallas

For illuminated cabinet stained glass to realize its maximum impact without hassle, have your project professionally installed. Experts like our team at Scottish Stained Glass handle all electrical wiring, lighting, cabinet modifications and finishing for a seamless illuminated glass kitchen. We make the process turnkey so you simply enjoy the radiant final result.

Energy Efficiency Options

To prevent illuminated cabinets from inflating energy bills, utilize features like motion sensor switches, timers, and dimmers. LED lights consume far less electricity than standard bulbs. Smart glass that turns opaque when unpowered avoids emitting excess light. And solar powered lights are also an eco-conscious option. Just be sure to vet green products for safety and code compliance.

Contact Scottish Stained Glass

Ready to infuse your kitchen with the breathtaking glow of stained glass? At Scottish Stained Glass, we expertly handle every facet from design to installation. Learn more about our stained glass cabinet services by reaching out through our website today!

The Top 10 Stained Glass Installations in Dallas

Posted October 18th, 2023 by Nick Woodward
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Dallas has some of the most beautiful stained glass windows in Texas. The intricate artistry and vibrant colors make these installations a must-see. Read More

Stained Glass for Better Privacy in Your Dallas Home

Posted October 25th, 2022 by Martin Faith
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Finding privacy in today’s busy world can be challenging. We spend our time in crowded offices, traffic-packed streets, and busy homes. But as difficult as it can be to find, privacy is simply something you can’t live without. That’s why you should consider stained glass for your Dallas home. With stained glass, you can easily create the privacy you need from neighbors, guests, and family, so you can feel comfortable and relaxed when you’re at home. Read More

Inspiring Ways to Use Stained Glass in Your Dallas Home Remodel

Posted March 3rd, 2022 by Martin Faith
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If you’re like most people, you’ve probably spent more time at home in the last couple of years because of the pandemic. When you’re at home more often, you start to notice little things that bug you. Then, before you know it, you find yourself in the middle of a whole home remodel. Read More

Stunning Examples of Transom Stained Glass for your Dallas Home

Posted August 11th, 2021 by Martin Faith
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Do you live in a home with transom windows? Transoms are the small windows on the uppermost portion of your wall. Their purpose is to let extra light into your home.

Unfortunately, in terms of aesthetics, they don’t bring much to the table. Most transoms are made with flat glass and are rather plain-looking. Some even detract from the beauty of the room by showcasing brick walls or a neighbor’s home.

That’s what makes stained glass a great option for transoms. Below, we’ve listed some beautiful examples of transom stained glass for Dallas homes. Read More

How Does Stained Glass Get Its Color?

Posted December 11th, 2019 by Martin Faith
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Have you ever looked up and a stained glass window and stared at it, amazed by its beauty? While the intricate details and designs are indeed beautiful and admirable, the colors are a main part of what makes stained glass so stunning. But how are these colors made? Let’s find out!

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How to Get Started with Dalle Stained Glass Restoration in Dallas

Posted November 24th, 2019 by Martin Faith
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Dalle de Verre Stained Glass is truly unique. No other type of stained glass exhibits such a distinct style and appearance. When the sun shines through a Dalle de Verre, the colors light up so intensely it almost looks like they’re on fire. And its mosaic composition gives it a modern look and feel, making it the perfect companion to contemporary styles of decor.

If you’re the owner of an antique Dalle de Verre, you’re in luck. You possess one of the most beautiful and rare works of art in all the world. However, it is important to know that if your stained glass is at a certain age, it may be due for some maintenance and cleaning.

Fortunately, getting started with Dalle Stained Glass restoration in Dallas is simple enough. Here’s what you need to do.

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Benefits of Preserving Your Historical Homes’s Character by Repairing Stained Glass in Dallas

Posted October 11th, 2019 by Martin Faith
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Historic homes certainly have their charm and character, but they often require some work. If you’ve recently moved into a historic home with stained glass windows, it’s important to give them a good once over to evaluate their condition. See any cracks or chips? Does the glass look cloudy? If so, your stained glass probably needs a little maintenance. Don’t worry, the repairs could be minimal and they’re probably well worth the investment. Here are some of the benefits of repairing the stained glass in your Dallas home.

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Bold & Beautiful Stained Glass Privacy Solutions for Bathrooms in Dallas Homes

Posted October 4th, 2019 by Martin Faith
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Many people are surprised to hear that they can use stained glass in the bathroom windows of their Dallas home. Of course, decorating with stained glass isn’t at all a new trend. But a lot of people assume that these colorful windows are only meant for churches. But what they don’t realize is that architects have been using leaded glass for quite some time.

In fact, famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright referred to these fixtures as “light screens” and included them in many of his designs. Because of their ability to control light and privacy, decorative glass windows are a great choice for areas like bathrooms where you don’t want to block the sun. In this article, we’ll discuss a few different stained glass privacy solutions.

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Creative Ways Stained Glass Windows Can Add Sophistication to Dallas Homes

Posted September 4th, 2019 by Martin Faith

Homeowners throughout Dallas are always looking for ways to improve their property. Investing in your home can be fulfilling for many reasons, offering numerous benefits. From improving your property’s overall value to creating visual interest throughout your home, renovations can provide a great ROI as well. Whether you’ve found your forever home or plan on selling in the future, the right investment can be beneficial for both. Custom stained glass offers a creative way to add sophistication throughout your home.

The Advantages of Custom Stained Glass for Your Dallas Home

Sophisticated stained glass can be added to any area of your home from entryways to bathrooms, bedrooms, kitchens, dining rooms, cabinetry, hallways, entertainment centers, and more. The versatility of stained glass is quite distinct, offering numerous ways to enhance your home. Traditional, colorful glass can be used to create artistic, eye-catching pieces. Leaded glass offers a more modern look that adds elegance and privacy to any area of your home. Many homeowners create sophisticated leaded glass pieces with pops of subtle color. Stained glass can offer virtually any look that you desire. Enjoy incredible options that provide beauty and functionality. Block unwanted views into your home while elevating curb appeal and achieving that custom look.

Work with Dallas’ Preferred Custom Stained Glass Studio

Scottish Stained Glass is honored to be the preferred custom stained glass studio serving the Dallas area. We specialize in sophisticated stained glass and can help you create that feel throughout your home. Work with our stained glass artisans to create your dream investment. We’re happy to provide in-home consultations to get a better feel of your intended space. Discover the endless opportunities stained glass has to offer your home and your family.

For more information regarding sophisticated stained glass for your Dallas home, please contact us!

When should Stained Glass Be Restored?

Posted August 23rd, 2019 by Martin Faith

Knowing when it is time to replace or restore your Dallas Church’s stained glass is not intuitive. Many parishioners do not notice anything wrong with their stained glass–except maybe it looks a little dingy. Which is why we urge you to get your church’s stained glass inspected by a professional.  However, there are ways to do an initial inspection yourself to let you know if it may be time to have them restored. When it comes to whether or not a chapel’s stained glass windows need repair we tell our potential clients to refer to the two A’s–Age and Appearance. Read on to find out how to use these two simple reference points can tell you a lot about your stained glass.

Consider the Appearance of Your Church’s Stained Glass

How your Dallas church’s stained or painted glass windows looks will tell you a lot about its state of repair. There are a lot of visual cues coming from it that will not only tell you whether it needs repair but why and what is happening below the surface that you may not realize. So, to help you understand what to look for we have collated a complete list of seven common signs you glass likely needs repair.

Appearance: 7 Top Signs of Stained Glass Deterioration

  1.  Sagging or Bulging Glass: Walk up to your stained glass window as close as you can get. Peer up at the window and panes of glass. Do you see any bulging? Do any of the panes of the window appear to have a concave or convex appearance? Stand at a distance from your stained glass and look at the horizontal lines–are they all even? If any of these are true your window could be suffering from wind damage or structural decay.
  2. Dull or Faded Looking Stained Glass: Can you see excessive dirt build-up between the lead and the glass? Do the colors appear muted? Or. does the light look weak beaming through? This could mean a lifetime of grime is on your Dallas church’s stained glass windows–inside and out. Many things “stick” to glass over time: environmental debris, dirt, grease, and even improper cleaners that may have been used. DIY cleaning alone in these cases is likely not enough.
  3. Cracked Stained Glass Panels: Feel free to get as close as you can and look closely as the glass. Many times cracks will radiate from attachment points. This is from the movement of the supporting structures, especially wooden ones, over time. Other cracks, in the middle of the glass panes, likely came from damage from its surroundings. Things like hail, tree branches or even an accidental bump from someone or something inside causes these. While small cracks are fairly innocuous, over time the glass pieces will rub against each other and exponentially increase the damage and need for repair.
  4. Gaps In The Glass: When looking for gaps in the glass, a good time to look is in the early evening with the lights off. When you get close the stained glass you will be able to see daylight streaming through more brightly through gaps around the frames of the affected panel. These gaps mean the glass has shifted with the movement of the frame. In some cases may have even broken off completely in those areas.
  5. Detached or Failing Frames or Support Structures: Carefully inspect all the support structures around the window. There should not be any steel bars showing or protruding. Likewise, if you have wood framing the panels, which is broken or missing–you have severe structural damage. Since these are the structures actually keeping your very heavy glass in place–you definitely need to shore up these supports at the very least.
  6. Soft Lead: If you can access the stained glass of your Dallas cathedral–go up to it and carefully squeeze various parts of the lead beading. If the lead is soft it is degraded and could bend under the weight of the glass causing sagging. In fact, this type of damage almost always accompanies sagging or bulging glass. *Lead is a toxic substance so we suggest wearing gloves if you want to do this yourself. Calling a professional to deal with any sort of lead caming is the best/safest option.
  7. Cracked Lead: If you look at the leading on your stained glass windows and see cracks or missing pieces of lead–your window needs to be re-leaded. The stained glass on your window is actually the strongest part. When stained glass windows need restoration, almost all issues stem from the degradation of the lead, since glass itself really doesn’t “degrade”.

Age:  Why it Matter To The State of Your Dallas Church’s Stained Glass

we are at an interesting era of stained glass history. This is because a large proportion of stained glass in churches–here in Dallas and across the United States– are reaching the outer limits of their life. You see, stained glass created at the turn and the beginning of the last century lasts about 80-100 years before needing repair. Since it is 2019–this means now. Churches, especially those west of the Mississippi river were primarily built around this time. So if your Dallas church is older or historic and has stained glass windows–it is likely time to have them repaired.

Whether because of age or any of the seven appearance signs of degradation– if any of these criteria apply to your church it is time to call in a professional. Reach out to us at Scottish Stained Glass in Dallas to schedule a free on-site assessment for your church today!

Walking Through Residential Stained Glass Restoration from Start to Finish in Dallas

Posted June 27th, 2019 by Martin Faith
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Many times, when people contact us for stained glass restoration in Dallas, they are often surprised to hear how complicated and time-consuming the process is.

If stained glass has been damaged by hail, vandalism, or the elements, there may be broken pieces. These cannot be simply cut out and replaced. Stained glass restoration must be conducted carefully in order to preserve the historic and artistic value of the window.

Below, we’ve provided some details on what the process for residential glass restoration looks like from start to finish.

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A Quick Guide to Cathedral Stained Glass Restoration in Dallas

Posted March 29th, 2019 by Martin Faith
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Did you know that some of the longest standing stained glass windows in Dallas are over one hundred years old? That’s right, some of Dallas’ church stained glass is close to one hundred and fifty years old. Looking at Dallas’ stained glass is like looking back in time and seeing history unfold right before your eyes.

Stained glass can last for thousands of years, so long as it gets the care it needs. But if cracks and chips aren’t fixed when they occur, the stained glass can perish. Stained glass usually starts to lose its structural strength around the 75 to 100 year mark. If your stained glass is nearing this age, you may need cathedral stained glass restoration in Dallas. Keep reading to learn more about what to expect for the repairs.

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5 Ways Stained Glass Restoration Benefits your Dallas Church Congregation

Posted February 6th, 2019 by Martin Faith
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Perhaps your stained glass windows aren’t looking as clear or colorful as they used to. Or maybe the leading is bent out of shape in places and the glass itself is cracked or bulging. Either way, your Dallas church stained glass windows are in need of restoration.

But with all the cost and effort involved, you may be wondering whether or not to go through with the repairs. Is stained glass restoration really worth it? We think so, yes!

If the stained glass is able to be saved, and the glass itself is valuable for historic or sentimental reasons, getting it repaired could very well be worth the investment. Here are some ways that stained glass restoration can benefit your Dallas church congregation.

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Benefits of Antique Stained Glass Restoration for Dallas Historic Homes, Restaurants and Hotels

Posted November 17th, 2018 by Martin Faith
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Stained and leaded glass can be found in homes, churches, and establishments all across the country. In Dallas, stained glass can be found in historic areas like Munger Place, Oak Cliff, Preston Hollow, and Kessler Park. Today, many of these neighborhoods are over a century old and many stained glass windows in Dallas are nearing the point where they are now considered antiques.

For stained glass owners, there are considerable advantages from preserving antique pieces. Not only can antique stained glass significantly raise the resale value of a property, but it also provides privacy, creates an ambiance of elegance and refinement, and adds light and color to a room. However, in order for stained glass to stay in optimal condition, it usually needs to be cleaned and restored at least once in its lifetime. In this article, we’ll discuss the how and why behind antique stained glass restoration for Dallas property owners.

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Six Popular Types of Stained Glass to Add Beauty to Your Dallas Home

Posted July 20th, 2018 by Martin Faith
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In Dallas, where ranch-style and craftsman style homes are extremely common, stained glass can look very beautiful in a home’s entryway, kitchen, bathroom, or another common area. It creates an air of sophistication and elegance, adds privacy, and creates a peaceful, tranquil environment since it allows natural light to freely enter your home.

Additionally, there are so many different styles of stained glass that you can choose from. While blinds and curtains are pretty standard and limited in their appearance, stained glass is unique because it can be customized. You can actually pick the pattern and colors you want and create a whole range of looks from contemporary to classic.

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Beautiful Ways Beveled Glass Can Add Style and Sophistication to Dallas Homes

Posted July 2nd, 2018 by Martin Faith

Dallas real estate is booming– many homeowners are always looking for fun renovation projects and different, unique ways to make their homes really stand out. Beveled glass is a type of stained glass that presents a timeless look which can be incorporated into any style home. Beveled glass can really improve curb appeal, address privacy concerns, as well as increase your property’s equity.

Custom Beveled Glass for Your Dallas Home

Beveled glass is clear glass (normally 3/16” or 1/4” thick) which is ground and polished around the edges to create the beveled edge around the exterior of the glass piece. This gives a prismatic appearance to the edges of the glass and can produce a rainbow effect when the Texas sun hits the glass. Not only does beveled glass present a classic look, it also provides an effective privacy solution and is often used as a center or focal point in custom stained glass pieces. By obstructing all undesired views from the outside of your Dallas home, you’ll have optimal privacy in whatever area your stained glass is installed. Beveled glass is extremely versatile and great for many areas of your home including bathrooms, bedrooms, entryways, dining rooms, kitchens, family rooms, home offices, and any space that you’d like to elevate.

Custom Beveled Glass Design Process for Dallas Homes

Scottish Stained Glass has the largest beveled glass collection in the Dallas area. We can incorporate these beveled glass features into any custom design, giving you complete creative reign of the project. From all leaded glass windows to traditional, colorful stained glass, beveled glass can be well utilized in many stained glass concepts. Our stained glass artisans are happy to show you our portfolio or our selection of beveled glass.

For more information regarding beveled glass for your Dallas home, please contact us or call: (972) 591-8413

Remarkable Benefits of Custom Stained Glass Designs for Dallas Homes

Posted April 22nd, 2018 by Martin Faith
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Stained glass has been integrated into architecture for decades. Architects like Frank Lloyd Wright, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, and the Greene brothers often incorporated stained glass into the homes they designed. The ability of stained glass to control light and alter views makes it very useful, which is why it’s commonly placed in areas like kitchen cabinets, bathroom windows, and entryways.

When deciding on a custom stained glass design for your Dallas home, it’s important to consider what goal you’re trying to accomplish by adding stained glass to your home. Is it simply for aesthetic purposes? Or is the stained glass meant to act as a substitute for blinds or some other form of window covering? A professional glass making company will guide you through these questions and help you select the perfect design for your home.

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When Should You Repair Stained Glass in Dallas Synagogues or Temples?

Posted April 5th, 2018 by Martin Faith

As many of the beautiful, meaningful stained glass pieces come to age in Dallas synagogues and temples, it’s important to understand when to start repairs or the restoration process. Stained glass in places of worship often inspire congregation members in a deeper, symbolic way. With powerful imagery and personal perceptions, synagogue and temple stained glass can be very important to your members. We always recommend restoration at the first signs of deterioration in order to avoid permanent damage and a more costly process.

Signs of Stained Glass Deterioration in Dallas Synagogues and Temples

Without having to examine your stained glass, the age of each piece can give you a general idea on whether you need repair or restoration. When stained glass reaches around 75 to 100 years old, this is typically the age range it begins to deteriorate. Significant signs of deterioration often include a white dust appearing on the surface of the glass from the deteriorating lead came, concave or convex pieces of glass, missing or falling pieces of glass, warped or deteriorating lead pieces, a yellowish tint on the glass itself, any misshapen or discolored pieces, and more. Usually a member of your congregation will notice the first signs of deterioration. If you’re unable to spot out these signs, our trained professionals are more than happy to help.

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Stained Glass Restoration Fundraising Options

Stained glass restoration can definitely be a costly process. When restoration is recommended, it typically can add more antique equity back into your Dallas synagogue or temple, making it a worthy investment. Scottish Stained Glass has helped numerous synagogues and temples with their fundraising efforts in order to really give back to our community. We can help with fundraising ideas and bringing them to fruition. Many of our restoration projects were 100% backed by donations and fundraising efforts.

For more information regarding stained glass restoration in Dallas synagogues and temples, please contact us or give us a call: (972) 591-8413

The Remarkable Evolution of Stained Glass in Dallas: Past, Present & Future

Posted March 18th, 2018 by Martin Faith
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The Chartres Cathedral, Notre Dame de Paris, the Canterbury Cathedral, Sainte-Chapelle – these are all well known examples of the beauty of stained glass. In Dallas, stained glass can be found in churches, cathedrals, and even the homes and businesses belonging to the city’s current residents. But though many may be aware of their existence, few know of the history and story of stained glass. This story dates back hundreds of years, when the art of glass making first came into existence. Today, these age old techniques are still practiced, bringing new meaning and possibility to stained glass art. But much is still to be said about their past and their future.

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Should You Repair Or Replace The Stained Glass In Your Dallas Chapel?

Posted March 14th, 2018 by Martin Faith

Replacing And Repairing Stained Glass On Dallas Churches

Lovely stained glass windows can be all around the great city of Dallas and these relics of history are beloved to parishioners as they are beautiful. In fact, they are so loved that here, at Scottish Stained Glass, get a number of calls from church pastors and congregations wondering if the dated stained glass they adore, is something they should have repaired or whether replacement is the only option. Perhaps the window frames are sagging or the glass itself is dirty, chipped, cracked, or even missing pieces of glass altogether. Time it seems has taken a toll on these one magnificent windows. However, many of these windows are nearing 100 years old and as such, have accrued a lot of value–monetary and sentimental. Whether to replace or repair stained glass is a question very much answered on a case by case basis but we have outlined a few things for churchgoers to think about below to help give you some guidance.

Weigh The Cost Of Replacing Vs. Repairing Stained Glass Windows

Restoring damaged stained glass windows, especially very big ones, can be extremely expensive. However, keep in mind that, once it is restored, the value of this antique stained glass window will go up to nearly 4x the value of a new window. So, while a new window may cost less upfront, it will be decades before its value comes anywhere close to a restored antique stained glass window. Regarding the cost, at Scottish Stained Glass Dallas, we have seen many congregations hold fundraisers to restore their prized glass and are happy to give you some guidance on what we have seen. Also, in our experience, this is a project we have seen most congregations and communities eagerly support.

Understand That Scottish Stained Glass Can Match Your Existing Glass

Many customers are hesitant to replace their church stained glass because they think antique glass cannot be matched. It is true that some old glass and the corresponding techniques are difficult, but since we have some of the most skilled stained glass repair artists in the state of Texas, precisely matching almost any stained glass panel is well within our wheelhouse. We also have developed special methods for removing and restoring very large church stained glass windows. This process usually takes quite a bit of time but will restore these windows of great sentimental and monetary value to their original luster and beauty. These restored windows will easily last another 80-100 years before needing restoration.

Consider The History Of Your Church’s Glass

Lastly, don’t forget what a long and unique history your Dallas church stained glass holds. If your stained glass is very old (dating back to the early-mid 20th century) your church’s stained glass windows may have been designed and built by stained glass master of the time, making them valuable. The work by this skilled artisan plays an important part of the history of your church and is valuable in and of itself. In this case, investing in an extensive stained glass repair project may well be the best choice for your congregation.

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Scottish Stained Glass For Your Dallas Church Stained Glass Restoration

If your church stained glass shows signs of wear it is a good idea to have Scottish Stained Glass come in and consult with you. In the case of very old stained glass, it is best not to wait because the damage will only grow worse and more costly to repair over time. Contact us today for a free, onsite consultation of your Dallas church stained glass.

Benefits of Restoring Stained Glass in Dallas’ Historic Theaters, Museums, and Restaurants

Posted March 7th, 2018 by Martin Faith

Scottish Stained Glass is proud of our acclaimed historic stained glass restoration process. We’ve completed dozens of antique stained glass restoration throughout the Dallas area– helping our community preserve these historical treasures and one-of-a-kind pieces of art. Many of these stained glass panels are featured through Dallas’ theaters, museums, restaurants, and more. With so many benefits both monetary and sentimental, stained glass restoration has a lot to offer Dallas’ historic commercial property owners.

The Importance of Preserving Heritage Through Stained Glass Restoration

Stained glass preservation is significant in most communities due to its rich history and unique symbolism. Many of Dallas’ theaters, museums, and restaurants actually attract patrons with their exclusive stained glass pieces. The restoration process can actually be a great ROI and prolong your stained glass for another 100 years. Historic stained glass restoration can actually improve antique value, increase your property’s equity, and help retain and attract customers. With so many benefits, stained glass restoration is definitely something historic commercial property owners should look into.

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How to Get Started on Your Historic Stained Glass Restoration Project

Our team of local stained glass artisans begin the historic stained glass renovation process by helping identify candidates for restoration. Some stained glass may need simple repairs while others can cost significantly more than their value to restore, meaning replacement can be a better financial option. No matter what your stained glass requires, we can help. We begin with an on-site assessment that identifies underlying issues, structural integrity, and more. This assessment allows us to give you an accurate project estimate while giving you all the information for a proper cost-benefit analysis. If you decide to proceed with the restoration process, we transport your historic stained glass back to our repair studio.

For more information regarding stained glass restoration, please give us a call: (972) 591-8413

Our Technique for Restoring Dallas’ 100 Year Old Church Stained Glass

Posted January 30th, 2018 by Martin Faith

Dallas churches are filled with some of the most beautiful, intricate stained glass windows. We’ve had the pleasure of restoring some of these amazing, antique pieces with our renowned restoration techniques. Scottish Stained Glass is the recognized leader in restoring church stained glass in Dallas as well as all over the Western side of the United States. Our in-depth process can add another 100 years to your Dallas church stained glass windows!

On-site Dallas Church Stained Glass Assessment

Our comprehensive restoration process begins with the most important step: the on-site assessment. The assessment allows us to analyze and problem-solve exactly what’s been causing the deterioration of your stained glass windows. The root cause can range from simply just natural aging of your stained glass to certain wind conditions that have caused your stained glass to bow in or outwards. Once we’ve completed our assessment, we put together a plan of action that’s custom fit to your stained glass needs in order to restore it for the next 100 years.

Dallas Church Stained Glass Restoration Process

Once the assessment is complete, our team of experienced, local glass artisans remove your stained glass windows and transport them back to our repair studio. We soak your stained glass panels in a proprietary blend of soap for at least two weeks, assuring that all the dirt and impurity build up from the last 100 years is completely removed.

We replicate and replace broken or warped pieces of stained glass from either our inventory of over 50,000 glass pieces or from customized glass. We have talented designers that can reproduce painted glass as well, covering all mediums and designs. Once replication and repair is completed, we rebuild the window with lead, tin, and black cement ensuring optimal strength and durability. You and your congregation will be shocked when you see your newly restored antique stained glass reinstalled into your church!

Call today to schedule an on-site consultation on how Scottish Stained Glass can transform your antique church stained glass in Dallas: (972) 591-8413

Privacy Stained Glass in Dallas Area Dining Rooms

Posted January 6th, 2018 by Martin Faith

The dining room can be such an important part in any Dallas home. Whether you’re having an intimate dinner with your family, hosting an elegant dinner party for friends, or even helping your kids with their homework at the dining table, it’s important to have a sense of privacy knowing your neighbors or anyone on the street can’t see into your home. The issues with most blinds, drapes, and curtains are having to sacrificing natural sunlight, curb appeal, and interior aesthetics. Privacy stained glass windows are the perfect option for your Dallas dining room!

Privacy Stained Glass

Leaded glass, often described as stained glass with no color, is the best option for privacy. The textured, clear glass gives you a multitude of options in design as well as the ability to choose the amount of privacy the Dallas homeowner is searching for. With over 15,000 designs in our computer database, a design team of local, experienced glass artisans, and unbeatable customer service, we can help you create the perfect custom privacy stained glass for your Dallas dining room!

Stained Glass Greatly Enhances Dining Rooms

Stained glass can really give your Dallas dining room that touch of elegance and class. These functional display pieces brighten up any room, making the dining room a lovely area for family dinners, parties with friends, and being admired by any visitors. Stained glass allows you to replace your windows with custom pieces of art, making them the real centerpieces of any dining room. From contemporary to antique stained glass styles, we can help you create the perfect addition to whatever style your dining room is!

There are so many great advantages with stained glass windows, and your Dallas dining room is the perfect place to experience them. From added privacy to beautiful, natural light, stained glass windows can transform your dining room into the perfect place to host any occasion!

Call today to schedule an in-home consultation on how our experienced design team can help you create the perfect dining room piece: (972) 591-8413


Which Style Of Stained Glass Will Work Best For Your Dallas Home? Find Out Here!

Posted October 18th, 2017 by Martin Faith

Choosing The Best Stained Glass Style For Your Dallas Home

Dallas is a large and very eclectic city with houses from many different eras.  Some of our Dallas clients come to us concerned with finding a stained glass window that matches the time period in which their home was built.  While when you home was built can influence the type of stained glass window that is right for your home, the best style of stained glass Dallas home is really more about your personal tastes than it is the style of house. For example, if you have a vintage home, a contemporary designed stained glass window will actually blend quite well.  Whether a stained glass window matches your existing decor or simply your own personal tastes, the key to success is really your personal preference.  You don’t want to pigeonhole your design decisions based on what period your home was built in because mixed style houses and stained glass windows is what gives your home personality.  In fact, many styles of stained glass windows mix and match beautifully with other similar or very different architectural designs. We, at Scottish Stained Glass, have listed below a few of our favorite design styles and a few top home styles they would match.

Stained Glass Styles For Your Dallas Home

Frank Lloyd Wright Inspired Stained Glass: Often known for its geometric lines and architectural feel, Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired stained glass windows blend perfectly with any contemporary home but also look stunning in mid-century modern homes as well.

Mackintosh Style Stained Glass: Known best for the iconic Glasgow rose pattern at times has elements of both straight geometric lines on some designs and more slowly Art Nouveau on others. Because of their exquisite beauty and deep range of shapes and colors, Mackintosh style stained glass windows are a wonderful fit for something as modern as this century or even on houses from the Victorian Era.

Art Deco Style Stained Glass: Full of intricate and repeating patterns, colors and strong use of beveled glass, Art Deco style stained glass goes perfectly in today’s modern home, mid-century modern homes and of course, any home built in the 20’s or 30’s.

As you can see from the style pairings above, stained glass windows are wonderful and versatile additions to any home in the Dallas area. Whether you are looking to modernize a vintage home or give your modern home a more natural feel, stained glass will transform and enhance any home.

Contact Scottish Stained Glass for more information and a free stained glass design consultation for your home today!

Entertain your guests in style with kitchen & dining stained glass for your Dallas home!

Posted October 5th, 2017 by Martin Faith
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Fall has officially arrived in Dallas and with things starting to cool off, there’s plenty to look forward to within the upcoming months. In just a few short weeks, holiday festivities will be well on the way as we head toward the most wonderful time of year. Soon, it will be that time again to gather with loved ones over holiday dinners and celebrations. And what better way to get your home ready for than with kitchen and dining stained glass for your Dallas home!
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Are You Looking to Sell Your Dallas Home? Add Stained Glass for a Higher Resale Value!

Posted September 10th, 2017 by Martin Faith
entryway stained glass dallas

Are you looking to sell your Dallas home? The addition of stained glass to your entryway adds a WOW factor as prospective buyers first enter the home. It also provides privacy while allowing natural light into the entryway. With a stained glass entryway, you can potentially sell your home faster and may receive a higher bid from potential buyers.
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How Stained Glass Can Add Value to Your Dallas Home

Posted September 14th, 2016 by Martin Faith
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Often when people choose to sell their home, they remodel certain aspects of it before putting it on the market. This is because custom and modern fixtures can help increase the resale value of a property and, in turn, make buying a new home an easier, more financially comfortable process. Adding a new stained glass installation to your Dallas home can drastically enhance its curb appeal and give it a more competitive edge on the housing market.


Impress Potential Buyers with Custom Stained Glass for Your Dallas Home

While new appliances are certainly a good idea if you’re planning on selling your home, they’re also pretty standard and are already expected by most buyers. What will really make your home stand out and impress potential buyers is a custom designed, hand-crafted installation. Stained glass is a perfect option for your Dallas home because it can:

  • Increase the appraisal value of your home
  • Make your home more attractive to potential buyers
  • Enhance your existing architectural design
  • Provide a higher level of privacy for increased comfort
  • Create a look of elegance and refined taste

Things to Consider for Your Stained Glass Design

Before you decide on a specific style or appearance for your stained glass, you may want to consider a few things such as:
1. How long do you plan to stay in your home? If you plan on settling down for several years in your home, it’s perfectly appropriate to create a design that appeals specifically to you. However, if you plan on selling your home, you may want to opt for a more modern, generic style of stained glass.
2. Do you plan on redesigning your home in the future? Sometimes people like to install colored stained glass to match the interior design of their home. But if you think you may change things around in a few years, you may want to consider installing a clear stained glass window instead.
3. What level of privacy are you hoping to achieve? If a high level of privacy is important to you, then you may want to opt for a textured stained glass installation. Textured glass can significantly reduce how well outsiders can see into your home. Or, if you really like the look of clear glass, adding a bevel cluster to your fixture may create the elegant appearance you desire.

Consult the Professionals at Scottish Stained Glass

Whether you have a particular look in mind for your stained glass or would like some advice for your design, we can provide you with the services you need. The experts at Scottish Stained Glass are here to help you create the perfect stained glass installation for your Dallas home. Call us today to get a beautiful piece of art.

Dallas Texas Stained Glass

Posted February 27th, 2012 by Martin Faith
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Scottish Stained Glass is proud to announce that we have opened a branch in Dallas, Texas.  While we have been serving the Dallas market with the nation’s finest residential stained glass for the past decade, we have been doing it remotely, working with clients over the internet. Now that we have hired a designer to work full time in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, we can increase the size and complexity of projects we will offer.  Not only can we do simple sidelight, entryway, and bathroom stained glass, but we can also do more complex commercial, church, and interpretive designs.  Our stained glass designers will be developing relationships with interior designers, custom home builders and  the general public to educate consumers about what beautiful and functional stained glass options are now available.

Residential Stained Glass

While older homes in the center of Dallas may have the need for antique stained glass repair and restoration, often of Prairie, Prairie Style, or Tiffany inspired windows, the majority of our target market live in the Dallas suburbs and need stained glass added to their homes as a contemporary or modern design solutions for privacy and elegance. When contacted by one of these clients, a Scottish Stained Glass designer comes to the home for what is generally a 45-90 minute meeting. While in the home the client’s existing style, as well as the style of the glass they would prefer are taken into account. Designs are then sketched and a plan of action is developed with the client. While that plan of action often includes a final sign off on the order right there and then, it can also include more extensive, computer aided designing completed in CAD and Photoshop. The Scottish Stained Glass installation process is a modern adaption of an ancient process and is designed to work with today’s building codes and energy efficiency standards. In 99 percent of cases our stained glass does not replace your existing glass panes, but is merely bonded on the interior of your window. This process keeps the energy efficiency benefits of the glass intact and safeguards the structural integrity of the windows, all while provide the stained or leaded glass with protection from the harsh Dallas weather that over time can cause stained glass to warp, crack, fade, or peel.

Commercial and Religious Stained Glass

Adding stained glass to your office or retail space generally occurs for one of two reasons. Many customers utilized Scottish Stained Glass to repair, restore or replace the stained glass in their historic hotel, bar, or public building.  Dallas has thousands of commercial stained glass installations that are over 100 years old and are in need of repair or restoration.  Other customers want to add stained glass to their more modern buildings as a design element, or even a lasting tribute to an individual or group.  Whatever type of commercial stained glass you might need, Scottish Stained Glass has the experienced designers who are ready to take you the process.

If you are a church or other religious organization looking to add stained glass to your church, chapel, temple, or community center, Scottish Stained Glass can work with you through this difficult process, explaining how much it may cost, what time frames are necessary, and even how fundraising can work.  Having completed hundreds of religious stained glass projects all across the country we understand the unique struggle involving religious stained glass and are ready to help you through the process.

If you’d like to see more about our capabilities, please visit our Dallas Stained Glass page or contact us today!

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