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.
As Texas continues to be one of the most affordable states to own a home, buyers from all over the country are flocking to Houston and other Texas metros. This year, there has been a particular trend of an increase in homes being purchased in historic neighborhoods. In fact, many of Houston’s older neighborhoods, like Garden Oaks, Spring Branch, and the Hobby area, are now deemed to be “up-and-coming” communities.
And if you have the time to put a little TLC into your home, these areas are great places to live. Remodeling an older home can also be an exciting endeavor. Older homes are stock full of character on the exterior. And for the interior, you can remodel your home anyway you like.
Whether you’ve made the decision to purchase a home in Houston this year as a remodeling project or are thinking about making some changes to the home you currently live in, one addition you should definitely consider is stained glass. Stained glass can make your Houston home remodel look stunning and add beauty, style, and character to your living space.
What Makes Charles Rennie Mackintosh Stained Glass Right For Your Houston Home?
As the distinct look of Mackintosh stained glass begins making a reemergence in the 21st century, we, at Custom Stained Glass Houston are getting more and more questions about this trendsetting Scottish artisan and his work. While many people have heard the name Charles Rennie Mackintosh, not many people are aware of the depth and breadth of his work that made his works the hallmark of an entire generation. Because of this, when people ask us if Mackintosh style stained glass is right for their home, our answer is almost always a resounding yes. Since Mackintosh has so much work to pull from, it is almost impossible not to find something inspiring for any home. To better understand Mackintosh’s style, read below for more information on him and his truly inspired body of work.
The Luxurious Look Of Mackintosh Stained Glass
As mentioned Charles Rennie Mackintosh was a prolific designer. Part of the allure of his work was the supreme minimalism that characterizes it. Stained glass windows inspired by his work often include clean lines, bold pops of color surrounded by clear geometric panes and natural motifs.
However, probably his most popular theme is his timeless Mackintosh rose. A beautiful and elegant rose design that manages to avoid being overly flowery–see below.
Mackintosh Style Stained Glass For Your Houston Home
As you can see there is a universally appealing quality of Mackintosh stained glass which is somehow as relevant today as it was over 100 years ago. Having this style of stained glass in your home will make it beautiful and even modern but still, give the viewer a sense of nostalgia. At Custom Stained Glass Houston we specialize in vintage styles of stained glass like Mackintosh and know to bring his style of work to life in your home.
Watch the video below to find out more about Mackintosh Stained Glass
When looking for custom stained glass in this or any style, contact us for more information and to schedule a design consultation.
Houston homeowners are always looking for ways to add style and sophistication to their homes– whether they have traditional style or contemporary style decorated properties. Finding affordable projects that improve curb appeal and property value can definitely be tough. Beveled glass is a wonderful, unique feature that can really elevate your space at an attractive price point. This beautiful yet functional upgrade can really be the change you’re looking for.