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.
Throughout the 25 years that our company has been in business, we’ve repaired quite a few stained glass windows for Houston area homes. Some of this stained glass was relatively new and had suffered damage from some sort of accident or storm while others were old enough to be antiques, some even being over the age of 100 years old. While the process for repairing both newer and antique stained glass is similar, there does tend to be some differences depending on the age. Below we’ll discuss the process for each so you can have a better idea what to expect when it comes to your repairs.
Stained Glass: Just the Right Fit For Your Houston Home
Stained glass is one of those design elements that fits practically anywhere on any style home. And as we here at Custom Stained Glass Houston well know, there is a very good reason for that. The driver of this ubiquity is–stained glass can match any style of home because it comes in so many different styles itself. Add to that the bonus that is can be custom made to order and you have the perfect home decor element for any home in Houston and actually–around the world. It doesn’t matter if you are super hip and modern or more reserved, elegant and traditional–stained glass will work just as well for you no matter what because the styles of stained glass range from old school to new school, bold or low key and we can help you find just the right stained glass masterpiece for your Houston home.
Stained Glass Style Guide For Houston Homes
Stained glass is so ubiquitous on homes in the Houston area and all around our great state of Texas because it comes in a lot of different, yet beautiful themes, styles, colors, and textures. Below are a couple of ideas that we see most often on homes in the Houston area.
Patterned: Patterned stained glass includes repeating shapes, sizes, and colors. This symmetrical style allows for relatively low production costs while offering detailed and gorgeous designs.
Tiffany Style: Opalescent glass, with its “milky” or “streaked” appearance, is indicative of Tiffany-style stained glass. This style also incorporates numerous layers and thicknesses of glass within each composition
Contemporary: Contemporary stained glass features scant patterns and in some cases geometric, repeating lines. Designers like Greene and Greene or Frank Lloyd Wright fit into this category. This style often incorporates bold leaded lines as part of the design.
Traditional: Stained glass in the traditional style includes realistically painted figures, flowers or foliage or other elegant motifs and usually an intricate lead matrix.
If we have convinced you that we can find a stained glass to fit your style and the needs of your house–let’s talk some more! Contact us at Custom Stained Glass Houston to explore more amazing styles and let’s pick a work of art especially for you!
No one could have imagined the damage that Hurricane Harvey would bring when it hit Houston. The effects of Harvey lasted for over four days, during which time cities in the Houston area received well over 40 inches of rain. Entire homes and buildings were swept away by the massive flooding. And in the process, many stained glass windows were damaged. At Custom Houston Stained Glass, our hearts go out to those affected by this terribly unfortunate event.