Austin Privacy Solutions: Unique Ways Stained Class Can Provide Privacy in Entryways, Bathrooms, and More

Posted July 2nd, 2018 by ssgadmin

Austin has some of the most unique real estate featured throughout the nation. Many homeowners are always looking for projects that can increase property equity, improve curb appeal, while also addressing privacy needs within their Austin homes. Stained glass provides an excellent, creative privacy solution that’s both effective and beautiful. Stained glass meets all these project needs and can be incorporated in many areas throughout your home including entryways, bathrooms, bedrooms, dining rooms, home offices, and much more.

Privacy Stained Glass for Your Austin Home

Stained glass is a wonderful privacy solution for Austin homeowners who are looking for both elegance and effectiveness. Leaded stained glass obscures all unwanted views into your home from nosy neighbors or onlookers. Leaded stained glass delivers such a timeless look as well that serves for contemporary themed homes. Colorful, traditional stained glass can also obscure unwanted views and can be incorporated into many different interior design themes. Both leaded and colorful stained glass allows natural light transmission which can promote a welcoming, bright look within your home. For those looking to limit natural light transmissions, certain colored stained glass options are available as well.

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Design Process for Privacy Stained Glass for Austin Homes

We like to begin each privacy stained glass process with an in-home consultation. This allows our local stained glass artisans to better understand your home’s individual needs and challenges. We also determine your project goals and privacy requirements in this consultation. Our stained glass artisan then sits down with you to begin hand-sketching your design ideas. Each stained glass feature is custom created to guarantee your complete satisfaction and to make sure it fits perfectly in your home. We utilize state-of-the-art computer-aided design software and Photoshop to perfect your stained glass design.

For more information regarding privacy stained glass for your Austin home, please contact us or call: (512) 539-0455

Creating Beautiful Stained Glass Designs for Any Budget with Scottish Stained Glass Houston

Posted July 2nd, 2018 by ssgadmin

Scottish Stained Glass is proud to be the industry leading custom stained glass studio serving the Houston, Texas area. We specialize in residential, commercial, and religious stained glass, successfully completing over 80,000 custom stained glass projects across the nation. We’ve worked on several budget-conscious projects and can definitely help bring your design ideas to fruition regardless of your budget.

Budget-Friendly Custom Stained Glass for Your Houston Home or Business

We like to begin every custom stained glass project with a free on-site consultation. This appointment allows us to evaluate the space, size of the project, all in addition to your project goals, requirements, and challenges. We can always provide an accurate estimate of your project based on this consultation and are happy to show you compromises in order to ensure all your budget requirements are met. Since we custom build every stained glass piece, every component is made-in-house. This allows more flexibility when it comes to budgeting as well. We have the largest inventory of miscellaneous stained glass pieces in order to ensure we have the right color and texture you’re looking for. We can always custom blow individual glass pieces as well.

Fundraising Efforts for Houston Religious Stained Glass Restoration

Many Houston churches feature beautiful, antique stained glass pieces. A lot of these stained glass windows are reaching the age of deterioration– proper restoration can preserve your religious stained glass while returning them to their original state. Restoration can be a costly project, that’s why Scottish Stained Glass offers our help with fundraising efforts. We’ve successfully completed religious stained glass restoration projects that were 100% backed by fundraising efforts. No matter what your budget is, fundraising can always help you reach project goals.

For more information regarding custom stained glass or religious stained glass restoration in Houston, please contact us or call: (713) 827-8908

How to Care for Stained Glass in Denver Homes, Churches, or Hotels

Posted July 2nd, 2018 by ssgadmin

Stained glass features that are well maintained can really make any Denver home, church, or hotel stand out. Regular upkeep can make all the difference when it comes to presenting your property with the right impression for guests, congregation members, and more. When stained glass is well cared for, it can last for decades– ensuring it’s treasured for generations to come. Here are a few tips on how to care for your stained glass whether it’s located in residential or commercial property.

Regular Stained Glass Care and Cleaning Instructions

First and foremost, you should never clean your stained glass with commercial window cleaner– the harsh chemicals can actually deteriorate the lead came throughout your stained glass window even quicker. When it comes to cleaning your Denver stained glass windows, wiping them down with a solution of warm water and neutral-pH soap is a must. This gentle solution will deliver optical clarity without jeopardizing the structural integrity of your stained glass. Regular cleaning can help slow down deterioration and stop external factors from affecting your stained glass feature as much.

Restoring the Stained Glass in Your Denver Home, Church, or Hotel

Proper restoration is a requirement once your stained glass reaches the age range of 75 to 100 years old. Stained glass typically begins to showcase severe deterioration around this age range, making it pertinent to undergo restoration before permanent damage is done. Scottish Stained Glass‘ renowned stained glass restoration process can add another century to your stained glass’ lifespan. With proper restoration every 75-100 years, your stained glass can be preserved for centuries! Restoration corrects all damaged components of your stained glass, returning them to their former glory.

For more information regarding stained glass restoration or regular upkeep tips for your Denver home, church, or hotel, please contact us or give us a call: (303) 766-3811

Unique Ways Stained Glass Can Provide Privacy in salt lake city Homes

Posted June 18th, 2018 by ssgadmin

How Scottish Stained Glass Can Provide Your Salt Lake City Property with Additional Privacy

If the word stained glass brings up visions of churches and chapels–you are in the majority. But in all actuality, stained glass is an extremely popular feature in homes of any style. In fact, a growing trend across the country is for home improvers and builders to install stained glass. The reason they are doing this may surprise you, but it makes perfect sense when you think about it–the newest trend in stained glass windows is for privacy. In a day and age where homes are closer together, privacy in cities and suburbs is harder to come by than ever before. Of course, stained glass is still a way to add beauty and elegance to any style home but forward-thinking homeowners are using it to solve a growing urban privacy issue. Below are the places we install stained glass for privacy most often. It is a new era for stained glass led by a new generation of homeowners who see it as both beautiful and functional.

The Three Most Popular Places For Privacy Stained Glass

Stained Glass In The Bathroom: The bathroom is a popular place for privacy stained glass and always has been. After all, it is somewhere you spend a lot of time and definitely don’t want prying eyes. Best of all stained glass does not stop natural light from getting in; keeping bathrooms bright and lovely.

Stained Glass In The Entryway: The entryway is both a popular and smart place for stained glass because it welcomes the guests into your home in style and gives you cover from people outside your home. This is a great place for a mix of flat and textured glass patterns–because it will still allow for you to see out at people knocking at your door. However, it still gives enough coverage that no one can see right into your home.

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Stained Glass In The Kitchen: Stained glass in the kitchen may not seem like something that makes sense but it is definitely a growing trend and one we can’t get enough of it! We love it for windows that face other houses but for cabinet doors, it goes right along with the open cabinet trend too. But with stained glass as cabinet doors, you get an open cabinet look but still enough coverage to hide any clutter.

For more information on stained glass for privacy on your Salt Lake City home, contact Scottish Stained Glass today!

Pros and Cons of Stained Glass Restoration for Historic Properties in San Antonio

Posted June 18th, 2018 by ssgadmin

FIRST: Whether Or Not Your Historic Stained Glass Needs Repair

If you have a house over 80 years old in San Antonio then your glass is considered historic.  In which case, if your stained glass has not been restored it may be time. Things to look for in your stained glass are

  • Missing pieces of stained glass
  • Cracked stained glass panels
  • A dull or lusterless appearance
  • Missing lead caming
  • Sagging of leading
  • Bowing or deterioration of wood frame

These signs are all readily apparent upon inspection, but what may not be as apparent is whether or not it is worth it to have the stained glass restored.  You must weigh the pros and cons on each side of the equation and make an informed decision from there. Below we have listed a few pros and cons about restoring stained glass for you think about/

Pros Of Repairing Your Historic San Antonio Homes Stained Glass

Historic  Stained Glass Is has Monetary Value

While it may not seem like much, the historic stained glass in your San Antonio home could be worth quite a bit of money depending on its post-restoration value and the market.  Stained glass is very durable and America glass from the early part of the 20th century is particularly valuable because of the materials used by turn of the century craftsman. While the value of each window is unique, you can expect it to appraise for at least 4x that of a new stained glass window! Since stained glass costs anywhere from$150 to $500/per square foot, you could be sitting on quite a sum of money.

Historic Stained Glass Is Historical Value

Since historic stained glass is an antique, it has obvious monetary value and part of that value is based on the fact that it is a historical treasure.  Stained glass in many San Antonio homes was created by a master of the time and therefore is a cherished part of San Antonio’s illustrious history. By keeping and restoring the stained glass you are doing your part to keep the past alive in the city not only for you but for the entire city.  Before you decide to remove your stained glass, a good idea is to see if you can get it appraised and/or find out the maker of the stained glass and/ or the history of the house.

Historic Stained Glass Is Unique And Beautiful

There are no two ways about it, stained glass from early last century is extremely unique and adds charm to any home.  If your stained glass simply looks dingy or has cracks, chips or missing glass, the beauty may not be readily apparent.  After restoration, you will be shocked how different glass that looked like nothing much will change into something spectacular.  Likely you have heard the phrase–”they just don’t build them like they used to”. This is a case where that is definitely true, stained glass in the US from last century (especially the first 30 years), was built exceptionally and almost no stained glass today rivals its durability, artist, and craftsmanship.

Cons Of Repairing Historic Stained Glass On Your San Antonio Home

Stained Glass Restoration Can Be Expensive

 When it comes to vintage glass, depending on the size and scope or the repairs, the costs can start to add up.  This is particularly true when the entire frame structure needs to be taken down and reconstructed. This cost may be prohibitive to some people.

Stained Glass Restoration Can Be Time-Consuming

Again is the stained glass restoration project covers many windows or many square footages of windows, the restoration process is lengthy.  Another reason it may take a very long time is, if our studio needs to match a color or technique from 100+ years ago, it may take many iterations and kiln fires to get it right.  There is no rushing such a delicate and important process and here at Scottish, we take historic restorations very seriously and will not deliver sub-par glass pieces–no matter how long it takes us to get it right.

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