Stained glass, like other forms of art, needs to be restored throughout its lifetime to combat the inevitable degradation time brings. There are two ways in which to go about doing this. Which avenue you choose depends on what your ultimate goal is in restoring the stained glass in your Colorado Springs home, church or commercial space. However, either way, is perfectly acceptable aesthetically and will have your stained glass piece looking fantastic again.
Stained Glass Restoration True to the Original Artist’s Intent
When we restore stained glass here at Colorado Springs Stained Glass we make sure we utilize our many well-trained stained glass experts to analyze the original stained glass intent. What this means is looking at the styles of the time the piece was created, understanding the materials of the time and historical context. We then use modern techniques to replicate the exact style of your stained glass artwork as closely as possible to the original artist’s intent. This is the most common restoration we do. The reason for this is new materials are easier to source, better for making the piece durable and are virtually indistinguishable from the original work. However, the appearance could vary slightly and under scrutiny–these changes may be recognized.
Stained Glass Restoration True to the Original Artist’s Work/Style
When we do restorations that stay true to the original artist’s exact style–we do not deviate from materials and techniques that were used in that era and by that artist. While presumably this can be done–it is more difficult and more expensive and sometimes may be impossible Why? Let’s look at Tiffany’s stained glass for instance. To restore a tiffany piece staying true to the very unique Tiffany process, [...]
Every stained glass window has a lot to offer. Which is why stained glass windows tend to be very valuable. Whether it is because they are cherished by those who own them (in homes and churches) or because they are a valuable historical relic–stained glass windows have value. However, as stained glass ages, it will need repairs–from filling in cracks to full restoration, this form of art requires maintenance. We often get questions about the cost-benefit of stained glass restoration versus just having it removed. As it happens, there are many cost benefits to restoring old stained glass from the monetary value of your glass to its value to your home, church or city.
Weighing The Cost Of Replacing Vs. Restoring Stained Glass Windows
Deciding whether to restore, remove or replace a stained glass window is very much a personal decision. But weighing the cost-benefit is an important part.
How Restoration Affects The Monetary Value of Your Stained Glass Window: Restoring an antique stained glass window, especially an expansive one, can add up. However, once they are restored, they end up being 4x more valuable than a new stained glass window. So, although removing and replacing a stained glass window may seem less expensive– it will be decades before its value matches that of a restored stained glass window.
How Stained Glass Removal Affects The Value of Your Property: If you are thinking you want to remove a stained glass window in your church or home, you should consider how this will affect your property value. Keep in mind that your stained glass can appraise for upwards of $600 per square foot–depending on the size, style, condition and the studio that created it.
Repairing stained glass can come with a high price tag due to the labor-intensive work and expertise required. For proper repairs, it is important to understand the benefits in order to justify the cost. Stained glass cost is actually substantially higher once repaired when compared to unrepaired glass. Understanding the equity behind stained glass repair and renovation can help you make a better-informed decision regarding your treasured stained glass. So, do the benefits of repairing stained glass justify the cost? Yes!
Understanding Stained Glass Cost in Terms of Repair Benefits
Stained glass cost can be better understood when evaluating the repair benefits. Stained glass requires proper restoration every 75 years to 100 years. This is inevitable for any stained glass piece and can actually be sooner if your window falls victim to severe weather or vandalism. Stained glass repairs when made timely and correctly can extend the time between restorations. Repairs can also help you save money on future problems while mitigating permanent damage. Repairs can usually be conducted on-site and are much more cost-effective than restoration and replacement. Stained glass cost is a worthy investment for any property owner who’s interested in keeping their stained glass properly preserved for centuries to come. Timely, proactive repairs are a great way to ensure that future generations have the chance of enjoying your stained glass too.
Work with Colorado Springs’ Preferred Stained Glass Cost Experts
Colorado Springs Stained Glass is honored to be the preferred stained glass cost experts serving the Colorado area. We’re here to help you make the best investment choices in terms of your stained glass. Work with our stained glass artisans to ensure proper preservation of your beloved stained glass pieces. We [...]
Altar’d State Showcases Scottish Stained Glass in New Store
As part of the Scottish Group family of companies we here at Colorado Springs Stained Glass were privileged enough to work with a national retail store, Altar’d State, on a monumental stained glass project. This was our second time working with them and the results were stunning. Working closely with this faith-based clothing retailer, we completed the project on time and with beautiful results that speak for themselves! Since Altr’d State opens new stores across the country each year, meeting deadlines was critical. But here at Colorado Springs Stained Glass, we are well-equipped, with dedicated project managers, to get the job done right and on time. Something Altr’d State already knew from our last job with them. To learn a little bit more about this amazing retail stained glass project and how it successfully came together–read below.
The Scope of The Altr’d State Retail Stained Glass Project
Altr’d State needed 16 curved panels to come together for a 12-foot diameter circular ceiling feature. This was to be built and installed in their Norwalk, CT store. The challenge was staying true to the look of the last Altr’d State installation while working with the unique shape of the curved stained glass features. However, it certainly was not a challenge we could not handle.
The Execution of The Altr’d State Retail Stained Glass Project
With close attention to our previous designs for the company and the curved shape of the structure, we built custom wooden forms for each panel. This meant creating a positive and negative form so we could work on both sides of the installation. The most important part of the job was designing each [...]
Colorado Springs is well known for its hospitality industry. Home to the only 5-star hotel in Colorado, hotels throughout the area are always looking for better ways to accommodate their guests and drive more business. A great way to improve accommodations, heighten privacy, and address your establishment’s aesthetics is through custom privacy stained glass. Privacy stained glass offers numerous benefits that are perfect for differentiating your hotel from the rest.
The Advantages of Privacy Stained Glass for Your Colorado Springs Hotel
Beautiful photo opportunities: Having a gorgeous privacy stained glass feature can also double as a wonderful photo opportunity for your guests. Especially if you’re looking to host more weddings, graduations, and other special events, customers are always looking for great a photo op for their big event.
Better privacy: Privacy stained glass can obstruct unwanted views into certain common areas in your hotel. Whether you’d like to add privacy to a restaurant, spa, gift shop, etc., stained glass blocks undesired views without interfering with lighting. Privacy stained glass can even be installed in individual accommodations to provide a stunning privacy feature between the guest bathroom and bedroom.
Gorgeous aesthetics: Other privacy solutions often impact your interior design negatively and can block out natural light. Privacy stained glass actually improves the look of your existing space, providing gorgeous aesthetics and better overall property value.
Work with Colorado Springs’ Preferred Privacy Stained Glass Studio
Colorado Springs Stained Glass is proud to be the preferred privacy stained glass studio serving the Colorado area. We’ve worked with hotels across the nation in improving privacy, guest comfort, and overall aesthetics. Our custom design services allow you to bring any ideas to fruition. Work with our stained glass artisans to create [...]
As far as the world of design is concerned there simply is no better design accent in a kitchen than a lovely stained glass window. While some may think that stained glass is an outdated design element–nothing could be further than the truth! For the modern home here in Colorado Springs and across the country, stained glass is an incredibly modern and attractive addition. To see just how wonderful it can be for your home, just look below at some of our favorite uses of stained glass in kitchens and see its modern appeal for yourself.
Stained Glass Kitchen Cabinets
A great use for stained glass in kitchens is on cabinet doors. It gives an amazing aesthetic and is incredibly truly eye-catching as well. However, the absolute best part about stained glass as cabinet doors in your kitchens is that you get plenty of coverage for clutter but still maintain a modern open cabinet feel.
Stained Glass Kitchen Windows Over Sinks
Stained glass over sinks in kitchens is useful in keeping you from staring into your neighbor’s home while doing you are absent-mindedly doing dishes. However, it also keeps eyes out of your kitchen as well. Also, since the kitchen is the most lived-in space in your home, it’s a great place to get creative with modern stained glass styles to accent your home. Nothing looks better with a crisp white modern decor in a home kitchen than the clean lines and stand-out pops of color–than stained glass.
Stained Glass Room Divider
Open floor plans are all the rage right now and for good reason–they really make good use of space. However, they can also leave you wanting for at least a bit of separation [...]