Did you know that Frank Lloyd Wright style stained glass can make a beautiful addition to Houston’s craftsman homes? Frank Lloyd Wright style stained glass, also referred to prairie stained glass, first found its origin in craftsman homes. Prairie style stained glass was one of Frank Lloyd Wright’s most important contributions to modern art and architecture and even remains high in popularity today.
Update Your Houston Craftsman Style Home with Frank Lloyd Wright Style Stained Glass
Oct 06, 2017
Stained Glass To Fit The Style Of Your Houston Home
Stained glass is one of those household elements that really fit great on any style home. And At Houston Stained Glass, we have yet to see a house that doesn’t look better with stained glass and we have a sneaking suspicion, such a house does not exist! There is a very good reason for that too–stained glass can match any style of home because it comes in so many different styles itself. Add to that the fact that it can be custom made to order and you have one of the most amazing home decor element for any home in Houston and likely around the world. It doesn’t matter if you are modern and hip or reserved and elegant–stained glass will work just as well either way 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 work of art for your Houston home.
Stained Glass Style Guide For Houston Homes
Stained glass is so widely used on homes in the Houston area and all around our great state of Texas because it comes in so many different, yet beautiful themes, styles, colors, and textures. We laid out a few different styles for you and 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 often symmetrical style allows for lower production costs while offering detailed and eye-catching designs.
Tiffany Style: Opalescent glass, with its “milky” or “streaked” appearance, is a hallmark of Tiffany-style stained glass. This style also incorporates numerous layers and thicknesses of glass within each composition
Contemporary: Contemporary stained glass features minimalist 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 dramatic 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.
All of these beautiful styles are stained glass windows that we at Houston Stained Glass can expertly craft and put in your Houston home too! Or, we can find a different style for you all together! Contact us for a free consultation for a one-of-a-kind work of glass art for your home today!
Sep 15, 2017
The devastation that’s occurred as a result of Hurricane Harvey has been one of the greatest tragedies that Houston has ever seen. At Houston Stained Glass, our hearts go out to those who have been affected by the hurricane. That’s why in our very small way, we’re doing our part to help those in need. If you have stained glass windows that have been damaged by the hurricane and aren’t covered by insurance, we can help. We can repair and restore your damaged stained glass, at cost, to their original beauty.
Sep 11, 2017
Stained Glass Is Both Versatile and Practical
It is widely accepted that stained glass is a beautiful addition to any home in any city in the world. Of course, our lovely Houston homes are included in this truism. While a lot of stained glass work we do here at Houston Stained Glass, is to make custom stained glass windows, stained glass is such a versatile the medium that we do a fair amount of architectural features too. This is because it can so easily be customized to suit nearly any area or design style. The most popular areas to see stained glass windows is in stairways, entryways, bathrooms, and kitchens. Yet, stained glass can successfully be used as a room divider, fireplace screen, or even on your Houston home’s ceiling–a fact few people realize. So with this extreme versatility, the question becomes not should you put stained glass on your Houston home but where should you put it?
Read on and find out the best area for stained glass to meet your individual needs.
The Best Places For Stained Glass On Your Houston Home
If you are considering putting stained glass in your Houston home it is time to first decide where to put it. This is a need based decision and choosing the area of biggest need should be the goal. Stained glass makes great windows, as you probably already know, but it also can be used as an architectural feature as well. Below are some questions to ask yourself to help you hone in on the perfect spot in your house for stained glass.
Do you want more privacy to your Houston home?
If this is the case, then, like it is for many of our stained glass customers, a bathroom or bedroom stained glass window will prove to be the best. The reason for this is because both of these locations are placed are simply places for your eyes only. In these locations, stained glass windows provide privacy with the added benefit of beauty.
Are you looking to add resale value to your Houston home?
If this is the case, stained glass will be a fantastic architectural feature. Think about how gorgeous stained glass cabinet doors will look in your kitchen in the afternoon or how elegant your fireplace will be when it behind a stained glass fire screen. Then, when it comes time to sell, these features will add big time to your bottom line!
Do you want to increase your Houston home’s curb appeal?
If this is what you are looking to do then you likely want to put a stained glass in your home’s entryway windows or transom windows since they tend to be street facing and are easily seen The great part about these windows is, when properly placed they can also block an unattractive view and add a little privacy too
No matter where you want to put stained glass in your Houston home, Houston Stained Glass is the company to make your stained glass dream a reality. Contact us today and let us consult with you and begin pricing you stained glass masterpiece!
Aug 22, 2017
Tired of your basement looking drab and dreary? Try adding a stained glass window! Stained glass is the perfect choice for adding a bit of color and shine to the bar, basement, or wine cellar in your home. At Houston Stained Glass, we’ve helped dozens of homeowners renovate their basement by creating stained glass panels for window wells, wine cellar doors, hanging lights and panels, and cabinets. With stained glass, you can completely transform the appearance of your basement and give your home a high end, sophisticated look.
Jul 11, 2017
The New Stained Glass Look For Your Houston Home
Stained glass has been around for a long, and we mean long, time. It is something that is near to the hearts and minds of numerous countries and copious religions. It is both something regal and yet so very down to earth. In home decor, stained glass has come a long way. From Medieval Castles with rudimentary glass to the more refined Victorian-era stained glass is has changed as much as the people and structures it adorns.
Stained Glass For The Modern Era For Your Houston Home
While we love Victoria-era glass here at Houston Stained Glass, we also love the developing style of modern, minimalist stained glass and it has definitely caught our attention. This glass is ultra-modern and uses only the barest of elements of shapes and colors in the most fascinating ways.
As an art installation, you can see the beauty of here at the Miami airport by simply layering deep rich colored stained glass panels in one basic shape, to create and awe-inspiring reflected pattern.
Another great example of minimalist stained glass in architecture is this stained glass window overlooking the Souk at Abu Dhabi Central Market. Although breathtaking, it contains very minimal lines and a simple color pallet.
Lastly, we see this abstract Berlin restaurant window that uses more colors but keeps them almost entirely in a monochromatic hue. Again the shapes are simple and repetitious but a far cry from the more lavish patterns from old churches or castles.
If you loved the stained glass you saw here and are interested in a minimal stained glass window for your Houston home, contact us at Houston Stained Glass today for a free consultation and let us build a window around the shapes and colors that inspire you!
Jul 02, 2017
The greatest American holiday has arrived! Happy Fourth of July weekend, everyone! And as you’re all celebrating this weekend with BBQ, picnic, and outdoor activities, and recognizing the importance of our national holiday, we’d like to show you a unique way you can show your patriotism: patriotic and U.S. military themed stained glass windows for your Houston home.
Jun 08, 2017
Stained Glass Houston
In our gorgeous Texas metropolis of Houston precisely manicured lawns and stunning houses dot the landscape as far as the eye can see. The people of this bustling city take immense pride in their homes from Baytown to Brookshire. The residents here spend countless hours, time and more to make sure every detail of their homes and keep them looking good.This special care in their dwellings appearance is a reason why we know something as stunning as stained glass is a wonderful choice for Houston homeowners.
Best Places For Stained Glass In Your Houston Home
Stained Glass For Houston homes is the absolute perfect design accent and a lasting heirloom piece for your home and for your family. It adds style and elegance to any window in your home but function is also something that stained glass is particularly well suited for too. Below are three places we have seen our clients use frequently to reap the most reward.
Stained Glass For Your Houston Entryway Windows:
When looking for a cutting edge and beautiful to make a first impression on guests coming into your home, while adding curb appeal, stained glass windows are the way!
Stained Glass For Your Houston Bathroom Windows:
Privacy is hard to come by in any city including Houston and stained glass windows are designed to do just that. Providing both beauty and privacy and still allow in natural light.
Stained Glass For Your Houston Kitchen Windows:
A fantastic way to give your kitchen bold pops of color and cutting edge style is by adding stained glass doors to your cabinets.
Stained Glass Experts Houston
Our happy customers know first hand, when it comes to stained glass in Houston, there is not one better than Houston Stained Glass. The biggest reason for this is the expert craftsmen we employ to work on our stained glass windows. Due to their high level of precision and craftsmanship, we guarantee both timeless beauty and a durable heirloom quality to our clients. We have almost 3 decades of experience and we use old school techniques in combination with new age technology to craft our window. When looking for a stained glass window for your Houston home– Houston Stained Glass should be a strong consideration. Not only will we give you a free estimate but are also able to offer you a quick turn around time too. Contact us today to get going a stained glass window and the home of your dream.
May 24, 2017
Stained Glass Window For Houston Homes
Home improvements make your life better. They increase the beauty and functionality of your home and, all and all, make everyday living better for you and your family. However, one of the most important things when doing a home improvement, and something you likely consider before doing it is–the resale value it will add. There are many different home improvements for you to choose from, especially here in Houston. One home improvement that can really take your home from ordinary to extraordinary, and add significant value to your Houston property, is stained glass windows.
The Best Stained Glass For Houston Home Values
While there are numerous areas in your home that could be wonderful places for stained glass. It is great in kitchens as cabinet doors, in bathrooms for privacy and even as for as stylish room dividers. Yet, one of the best settings for stained glass that is both beautiful, functional and increases your home’s value more than others, is in your entryway as sidelights.The reason entryway sidelights are so highly valued for stained glass placement is because they are highly visible from both inside and outside the house. Therefore they add aesthetic value to the inside of your home and curb appeal at the same time. What’s more, when potential buyers come to view your house, the very first impression they get is spectacular, meaning your home will likely sell faster as well.
Houston’s Stained Glass Experts
If you live in the Houston area and are considering stained glass window for your home in an effort to increase your home’s value, contact us as Houston Stained Glass. We are Houston’s stained glass expert with more than 25 years of experience. We can share our breadth of knowledge about stained glass and its effect on home values and expertly install the windows as well.
May 19, 2017
Stained Glass Colors For Your Houston Home
The material of stained glass and the process to make it are ancient. As you well know stained glass is colorful and intricate but what you may not know is that the glass that has been colored by adding metallic salts during its manufacturing. Color can also be applied by painting on the glass, which is later fused on by a kiln. No matter which method is used to give the glass color, the results are always gorgeous and allows for stained glass windows to be a beautiful addition to any home. However, which color combinations you chose can contribute greatly to the design success of stained glass in your home. Below are sure fire stained glass combinations that can help the masterpiece you buy from Houston Stained Glass really pop against your current home decor.
Classic Stained Glass Color Combinations For Your Houston Home
Go Monochromatic: One great way to make a statement but not over do it is to use different shades of the same color. This is great when the room you are getting stained glass in is already done in a bright color scheme. Usually choosing a complimentary color to the room you are creating the window is the best way to go.
Go Neutral: This is a great option for rooms that face or frame a natural setting already. It goes with just about any color palette you may already have in your home.
Go Beveled: If the room you would like to put the custom stained glass window in, is already pretty busy and bright, using clear glass with plenty of levels to bend the light, is a breathtaking way to harness the power of refracted light beautifully, while keeping the window from clashing in any way.
Go Bold: Using many bright and varied colors is a great way to use stained glass, as vivid colors are one of stained glasses best attributes. In rooms or hallways that are light or white, using many bold colors is perfectly acceptable and allows you to use the stained glass to it’s fullest potential
Houston’s Stained Glass Color Experts
Stained glass is such an amazing art form, that one could argue (like us) that there really is not a wrong way to use it. However, a little forethought and help from our designers, will make the window extra-special and ensure it has the most impact on the room you choose to put it in. To learn more about our 600+ color selection of stained glass colors and to get going on a stained glass masterpiece of your very own for your Houston home, contact Houston Stained Glass today!