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    Altar’d State Retail Location Showcases Our Stained Glass in New Store

Altar’d State Retail Location Showcases Our Stained Glass in New Store

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 [...]

A Closer Look at Medieval Stained Glass and Its Importance

Are the stained glass windows in your church looking a little shabby? If so, they may need to be repaired. You may feel hesitant about spending money to fix them…is it really worth the expense? Well, if your stained glass is old enough, it very well could be. In fact, it may be worth far more than the cost of repairs. Older varieties of stained glass, like Medieval Stained Glass, are very rare and culturally valuable. These windows should be preserved at all costs, if feasible. The reason is, even though they’re older, they’re often more valuable and beautiful than modern works. Let us explain.

Stained Glass Privacy Solutions for Colorado Springs Hotels

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 [...]

Stained Glass Design Ideas for Modern Kitchens

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 [...]

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    What Is Dalle Stained Glass? A Brief Overview of Dalle de Verre

What Is Dalle Stained Glass? A Brief Overview of Dalle de Verre

While there are many different styles of stained glass, few have retained their popularity over time as well as Dalle de Verre. What is Dalle de Verre, you ask? Well, it’s a certain type of stained glass window produced using a very specific technique. The result is a bright, luminescent window with a beautiful mosaic design. In this post, our Colorado Springs team will explain everything you need to know about Dalle Stained Glass.

What Is the Painted Glass Restoration Process?

Homes, churches, and businesses throughout the Colorado Springs area have some of the most gorgeous antique stained glass features. These stained glass windows often have painted glass components that add depth and uniqueness. When it comes to restoring your stained glass, you may be curious about the painted glass. Does painted glass require restoration and what does the process exactly entail? Painted glass restoration is a complex process that requires significant training and skill.
The Painted Glass Restoration Process for Colorado Springs Properties
Painted glass restoration should be completed every 75 to 100 years for those looking to preserve their stained glass. When it comes to restoring painted glass, you’ll need a trained artist that understands proper conservation. When we have your stained glass back at our studio, it will be soaked in a special solution for about two weeks in order to remove all the dirt and debris. This also allows us to disassemble it with no major effort. Painted glass restoration requires extensive color matching which is achieved through a trial-and-error basis. Once we create the perfect color match, our painted glass artist will replicate every brush stroke with precision. Painted glass restoration is completed in layers, meaning the glass has to be transported to the kiln for firing each time.
Work with Colorado Springs’ Best Painted Glass Restoration Studio
Colorado Springs Stained Glass is honored to be the best painted glass restoration studio in the Southern Colorado area. Our team of stained glass artisans is happy to help you with all your restoration needs. We always pay homage to the original artist during any restoration project and keep as much of the original intact as possible. We’ve helped restore countless painted [...]

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    3 Amazing Historic Stained Glass Looks for Hotels In Colorado Springs

3 Amazing Historic Stained Glass Looks for Hotels In Colorado Springs

For hotels here in Colorado Springs, choosing the right stained glass is essential for design success. This is especially true for historic hotels, where keeping an antique vibe is critical. You definitely want to install windows that will keep the vibe of your establishment authentic–to keep pulling in visitors who come to you for just that! This is why we have gathered some of our most popular vintage styles stained glass window looks for hotels and even vintage homes here in Colorado Springs to aspire to.
Historic Stained Glass Ideas For Colorado Springs Hotels
1.  Mackintosh Stained Glass: His iconic designs include the Mackintosh Rose design, sometimes called the Glasgow Rose and is featured prominently in copious works of art worldwide. However, Mackintosh moved freely from design style to design style, meaning any work mirroring his style of design will fit well in your Colorado Springs hotel or hospitality venue.

2. Greene And Greene Stained Glass: A  lot of architecture here in Colorado was being constructed in the early 1900s. This is why the Greene and Greene or Craftsman style stained glass will fit perfectly into any historic hotel here in Colorado Springs. What’s more, the designs of these two inspired brothers has never really gone out of style, to begin with. A unique native beauty aesthetic is always seen in these windows with incredible attention to detail and color. All qualities that will elevate the decor of your Colorado Springs hotel.

3. Prairie Style Stained Glass: No mid-century modern throwback hotel would be complete without Prairie-style stained glass. Straight from the mind of one of the United State’s most influential designers, Frank Lloyd Wright, this stained glass is incredibly architectural with straight lines and geometric [...]

A Closer Look at Beveled Glass Vs Leaded Glass

Beveled and leaded glass windows are both popular choices for Colorado Springs homeowners who want privacy but prefer the aesthetic of clear glass instead of colorful glass. Clear glass is much more popular nowadays for modern architectural styles. And it also allows for a lot of freedom. With colored glass, you don’t get as much versatility. If you’re the type of person who is constantly repainting and redecorating, or if you don’t plan to stay in your home for a long time, then beveled or leaded windows with clear glass may be the perfect option for you. Here are the major differences between these two stained glass styles.
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    How to Get Started with Historical Restoration of Stained Glass for Hotels in Colorado Springs

How to Get Started with Historical Restoration of Stained Glass for Hotels in Colorado Springs

Some of the historic hotels in Colorado Springs serve as more than just a place to stay overnight. These hotels often hold wedding ceremonies and other important celebrations that guests remember for a lifetime. Historic stained glass in these hotels can serve as beautiful backdrops for photoshoot opportunities and actually work to attract guests to your establishment. If you have historical stained glass in your hotel that’s starting to showcase signs of deterioration, it may be ready for restoration. Here’s how to get started on your commercial stained glass restoration.
The First Steps for Historical Stained Glass Restoration in Colorado Springs
The first step is identifying if your stained glass is ready for restoration or not. Restoration is usually required around the 75-year to 100-year mark. Signs that your stained glass needs restoration includes broken glass, missing glass, cracked glass, soft lead, brittle joints, white film appearing on your glass, discoloration, yellowing plexiglass, and/or a convex/concave appearance. If you notice one or more of these symptoms, you’re probably ready for restoration. The next step is finding the right stained glass studio. Do your research in finding the right one. Always look for experience and training– when contacting potential stained glass studies ask for client referrals from past projects that are similar in size to yours. Also, be aware that any stained glass studio that tries to give you a restoration over the phone should be avoided– project estimates can only be given after an on-site assessment is completed.
Work with Colorado Springs’ Premium Hotel Stained Glass Restoration Experts
Colorado Springs Stained Glass is honored to be the premium hotel stained glass restoration experts serving the Colorado area. We’ve worked with hotels throughout the state [...]

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    Create an Inviting Entryway Using Stained Glass in Colorado Springs Homes

Create an Inviting Entryway Using Stained Glass in Colorado Springs Homes

A great way to make your home warm and inviting is by focusing on the aesthetic and functionality of your entryway. A well-functioning entryway can make all the difference for homeowners, helping bring better organization and ease. Focusing on the design of your entry can really create that inviting, warm feel that every Colorado Springs homeowner is looking for. Stained glass is a wonderful way to accomplish this, providing a beautiful, elegant solution. Entryway stained glass is a great investment offering countless benefits for homeowners.
The Advantages of Entryway Stained Glass for Your Colorado Springs Home
Entryway stained glass makes a great impression from both the inside and outside of your home. It can be custom designed for existing front doors, replacement doors, sidelights, transoms, and more. Stained glass boosts that welcome factor by allowing in an abundance of natural sunlight, making your entry appear brighter and more open. It also addresses privacy concerns, obstructing all the unwanted views into your property. Stained glass can be crafted into virtually any design, adding to your current decor or helping with your renovations. Entryway stained glass delivers the look and appeal of a custom-build home without the high price tag or costly renovations. Make a lasting impression on your guests while creating the entryway of your dreams.
Work with Colorado Springs’ Leading Entryway Stained Glass Studio
Colorado Springs Stained Glass is honored to be the leading entryway stained glass studio serving the Southern Colorado area. Work directly with our stained glass artisans to begin handcrafting your home’s new investment. We’ve successfully crafted numerous entryway stained glass windows and are here to help you gain all the benefits of versatile stained glass. We offer free consultations in [...]

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