Stained Glass Houston
Although most people consider stained glass to be all about beauty and elegance – and it certainly is that – it can also have some very practical benefits. For residents of Houston, stained glass of our handcrafted quality adds value to a home or commercial building. It can also add privacy and uniqueness to a home’s entryway or bathrooms, and a feeling of exclusivity to a salon, spa, office, or high-end restaurant. And it can block an unappealing view, replacing it with something stunning, without blocking the natural flow of light into the building at the same time.
All our Houston stained glass panels are manufactured and installed to local building codes and meet the most modern energy efficiency standards. As the largest stained glass studio in the U.S. today, we have produced and installed custom stained glass windows for more than 12,000 satisfied customers to date. Owner Martin Faith emigrated from Scotland over 25 years ago. He brought his native land’s stained glass expertise with him. Over the past 25 years, Martin has used traditional methods as a starting point for developing his own process. It includes modern methods for hiding the points where the leading (known as “caming”) joins together, darkening the lead to an antique looking finish, and a proprietary polishing process which makes Scottish Stained Glass windows glow, even without the help of the sun.
Houston Custom Stained Glass Design Process: It Starts With You
Our stained glass designers work one-on-one with clients, taking in the client’s existing architecture and décor, and the client’s personal tastes. During the initial design consultation, clients have the opportunity to discuss their ideas and look at many samples, sketches, and photographs, while collaborating with one of our local Houston designers.
Back in our studio, the custom design process continues using CAD and photo-shop technologies to create beautiful works of art that exactly conform to clients’ needs and specifications. Please take a good look at the detail and quality shown in the lovely photographs below, or visit our design galleries to see more examples of our workmanship.
Stunning Custom Stained Glass for Your Houston, Texas Home
Of course, you take great pride in your Houston home, carefully finding the perfect furnishings that delight you and the artwork that inspires you. If you are looking to add beauty, value, and distinctive style to your entryway, windows, doors, sidelights, transoms, and skylights, we hope you’ll consider us. We would love to earn your business. Over the years we’ve found that our residential clients truly appreciate vividly colored stained glass but generally prefer something a bit more subtle and elegant for their homes. Our most popular type of residential stained glass is actually colorless, made with frosted, textured, and gorgeous beveled stained glass. This works with any color scheme and lets in as much natural light as possible.
About Custom Stained Glass Houston by Scottish Stained Glass
In business for over 20 years, we’ve installed over 40,000 custom stained glass windows for delighted customers. As the largest stained glass studio in the U.S., we have the experience, the talented artisans and the technical expertise to design and install any type of stained glass panel, including replicas of ancient stained glass and antique stained glass restoration as well.
Our Houston stained glass is available in a wide variety of styles, from classic Celtic and romantic florals, to Frank Lloyd Wright inspired modern designs and our own signature Aspen collection. However, you will be working to create your custom design with one of our talented pros, so if you have your own ideas those can be easily accommodated as well. Browse through our design galleries for some Houston stained glass inspiration.
We find many Houstonians have long admired stained glass, but have never realized how affordable, practical and easily installed it is. Our prices start as low as $80 per square foot. As for the practicality aspects, stained glass windows afford greater privacy where necessary, or block an undesirable view with the use of textured glass. All this, while still letting the natural light stream through into your home.
Contact Custom Stained Glass Houston today for your free quote!
Contact us today for a free, in-home consultation with a stained glass designer. They will show you samples, ideas, and offer suggestions. If your home is an older style, they will even research what style of stained glass windows would provide an authentic complement to its history. Please let us earn your business!
Scottish Stained Glass is active in social media, so you can find out about us and see what we do in many different ways. Follow us on Facebook, or check out the beautiful photos of our work on Flickr. If you are looking for custom designed stained glass in Houston or anywhere across the Lone Star State, please contact us by phone or using our convenient online form.
Having natural light in your bathroom is essential. It affects your ability to see and plays a huge role in determining the overall aesthetic of the room. But in order to have an abundance of natural light, you’ve got to have large, unobstructed windows. Of course, this isn’t really ideal or practical for a bathroom because it’s the one room of your home where you really need privacy.
Bathroom stained glass windows offer Houston homeowners a solution for creating both privacy and abundant natural light. Today, designers are coming up with tons of elegant and innovative ways to use stained glass in bathroom windows. Here are a few of our favorite modern designs.
When you picture stained glass it is something you and almost everyone else associated with churches. Towering chapel windows, a brightly clad entryway depicting saints or maybe even a small parish with simple gospel iconography. But stained glass is so much more! Especially modern stained glass in Houston. There is an exciting new trend in commercial and home design here and across the country where bold, contemporary stained glass in homes is all the rage. It makes sense that stained glass would come into vogue for modern homes, given the timeless geometric patterns–common to stained glass. This type of stained glass can be as intricate or as minimal as you choose and incorporating a ton of color or very little. It truly is ubiquitous meaning the possibilities for stained glass are endless for homes today. Just look below at some of the best Pinterest images we found!
Kitchen Cabinet Stained Glass
Kitchens are where families and even guests spend most of their time. So, when it comes to designing a modern, beautiful kitchen–stained glass is the way to go! Check out the simple but stylish stained glass kitchen cupboard below. The clear glass gives it a minimalist feel and lets you see inside. While the elegant sweeping accent blocks the clutter and gives a pop of color. \ This type of look while trendy–will never go out of style.
Modern Stained Glass Dividers
For a stylish way to block off a part of your home or to create a high-fashion enclosed area in your home– stained glass, is a way to bring in some modern flare Just like the lovely room divider below– you too can create your very own abstract work of art. made from stained glass below. Geometric, abstract, minimalist patterns make these stained glass room divider modern and your home goes from ordinary to intriguing. Plus, the stained glass is semi-private. So you can create a space for a home office area or reading nook that isn’t completely closed off from the rest of your home.
Modern Stained Glass Bathroom Windows
Stained glass has always been a privacy solution for stained glass. But windows in bathrooms were usually understated– a mix of textured and beveled glass. Sometimes with a pop of color. Today’s modern stained glass could not be more different. Bold rather than busy the abstract stained glass window below is simply stunning and the perfect solution to modernize your Houston home!
Chances are, the historic stained glass in your cathedral has been around for some time. It may even be as old as your church, and could have even possibly been painted by a famous artist. Many churches feel that preserving stained glass is important for keeping the history of their church alive and therefore choose to opt for cathedral stained glass restoration in Houston after signs of wear, such as chips and cracks, arise. However, it may come as a surprise that while there are numerous historic churches in the US, there are only a handful of experts in the nation who are qualified to perform this procedure.
If you are considering cathedral stained glass restoration or have an appointment schedule to have your stained glass inspected, you may have some questions about the repair process. Below, we’ve provided some details on the cathedral stained glass restoration process so Houston churches, like yours, can know what to expect before diving into a project.