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    Benefits of Antique Stained Glass Restoration for Colorado Springs Historic Homes, Restaurants, and Hotels

Benefits of Antique Stained Glass Restoration for Colorado Springs Historic Homes, Restaurants, and Hotels

Many of the homes, restaurants, hotels, and other historic properties in Colorado Springs have so much original character. These little details can really draw a large demographic of potential home buyers, clients, and guests. Many people appreciate the beauty and character of these older properties. These residential and commercial properties house some of the most unique, antique stained glass pieces in Colorado Springs– restoring these stained glass windows offers a multitude of benefits that any property owner should consider.
Understanding the Benefits of Antique Stained Glass Restoration for Your Colorado Springs Home, Restaurant, or Hotel
Antique stained glass restoration offers the opportunity to properly maintain the antique value of your original stained glass features. Preserving the antique value of your stained glass can drastically improve the overall property value of your home, restaurant, hotel, or more. For resale purposes, it is always crucial to invest in ways that help with resale value. Stained glass restoration ensures these historical, antique stained glass windows are returned to their original condition while offering eye-catching vibrancy and elegance. Stained glass features can often be a main attraction for guests when staying at a hotel or for customers visiting a restaurant or store. Restoration ensures that future generations will be able to treasure these stained glass features, adding another century to its lifespan.

The Restoration Process for Antique Stained Glass in Colorado Springs Homes, Restaurants, and Hotels
Colorado Springs Stained Glass has helped numerous residential and commercial properties throughout the Colorado Springs area with their stained glass restoration projects. Our in-depth process begins with an on-site assessment of your stained glass– one of our stained glass artisans analyzes and determines the root causes of deterioration in order to create a [...]

Exploring Beautiful Stained Glass Churches in the South

Stained glass is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful art forms. Just take a look in churches across the South and you will discover how beautiful and captivating stained glass really is. The way that light floods in through the glass and brings colors, images, and illustrations to life is truly captivating. The experience itself is almost spiritual, so it’s no wonder that even modern churches contain to include stained glass in their architectural designs. Furthermore, stained glass creates a beautiful backdrop for gatherings and ceremonies. Churches with stained glass windows are gorgeous locations for hosting baptisms, weddings, bar mitzvahs, and other special events. In photographs, stained glass helps to add color and create an upscale, artistic look. If you’re a stained glass lover, there some destinations in the US that you don’t want to miss out on. In this article, we’ll take a look at some of the most beautiful stained glass churches in the South.

Stained Glass We Love: La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona

Colorado Springs Stained Glass is really passionate about stained glass and everything about this industry! As our company grows, the more stained glass masterpieces that we find the more inspiration for our stained glass artisans. One of our favorite stained glass collections is found in La Sagrada Familia located in the beautiful city of Barcelona, Spain. The stained glass collection in La Sagrada Familia is breath-taking and we highly recommend adding this property to your bucket list.
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    Grand Junction Church Stained Glass Maintenance To Do Yourself Or Leave To

Grand Junction Church Stained Glass Maintenance To Do Yourself Or Leave To

Benefits of Maintaining and Repairing Your Grand Junction Church Stained Glass
Stained glass in churches is not only gorgeous but a piece of US history as well. Here in Grand Junction, we happily have a fair amount of amazing stained glass on the churches in the area here and at Colorado Springs Stained Glass we are proud to be a part of preserving that. While having your stained glass repaired and replaced by a professional is something that every church should be prepared to do and begin saving funds for, there a few minor maintenance duties congregations can do to extend the life of their Grand Junction church’s stained glass and keep it looking lovely and vibrant too!

Grand Junction Stained Glass Maintenance On Churches You Can Do Yourself
Most church stained glass repairs should be done by a well-researched, very experienced stained glass professional. But, there are a few things you or your church maintenance person can do to keep your glass looking fantastic for your parishioners to enjoy.

1. Light Cleaning Of Your Stained Glass: Although you Grand Junction church stained glass does not need to be cleaned on a weekly basis like your home windows, when it does become dirty or dusty you can carefully clean the glass with distilled water and a soft cloth. *If the glass is painted, make sure to find out whether or not the glass has been fired or you could damage the finish.

2. Maintain wood frames around the Stained Glass: The wood frames on your Grand Junction church’s stained glass windows are a big part of its stability. For this reason, moisture sealant and/or paint should be used on the wood portions to ensure the entire piece [...]

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    How to Create a Customized Look for Your Home with Colorado Springs Stained Glass

How to Create a Customized Look for Your Home with Colorado Springs Stained Glass

When you hear the term “stained glass” your mind probably instantly jumps to images of the massive stained glass windows in old European churches like the Notre Dame Cathedral and the Sainte-Chapelle de Paris. While religious stained glass continues to remain popular, today’s architects actually use stained glass in a whole new way, one of the primary purposes being to enhance the aesthetic look of homes. Whether you own a new home or an older property in Colorado Springs, stained glass can make a stunning addition. It adds a burst of color, creates a focal point for the room, and controls the way light enters and fills your home. In fact, many homeowners and designers have found stunning ways to incorporate stained glass into their home. Below are a few of our favorites.
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    Different Stained Glass Installation Methods for Colorado Springs Homes

Different Stained Glass Installation Methods for Colorado Springs Homes

Stained Glass Window For Colorado Springs Homes
Stained glass windows a wonderful upgrade to any home in Colorado Springs because of their versatility; they come in any number of textures, styles, and sizes after all. Another reason for their widespread appeal is the variety of installation methods customers can choose from. For this reason, they are super easy to customize to any part of a home and a huge selling point for homeowners here in Colorado Springs. Below we have listed our own insight about different installation methods to aid in picking something that works for your home.
Professionally Installed Stained Glass
As mentioned, there are a number of different stained glass installation methods so finding one that is right for your home stained glass project is really about what you want to achieve. These methods range from very easy (done in one day) to more difficult. However, the one thing that rings true is–regardless of which method you choose, Colorado Springs Stained Glass excels at it!
Stained Glass Installation Method 1: The Most Popular
The bonding method is easily the most widely used techniques in stained glass installation. In fact, it accounts for 75% of installs here at Colorado Springs Stained Glass. It is a simple, quick, and clean option for any window under 4ft. The straightforward process involves a custom stained glass panel(s) being applied over your home’s existing window. It is no-frills and quick but always stunning. Not only does it look good–it has the added benefit of little extra protection from the solid glass pane.
Stained Glass Installation Method 2: Great For New Construction
Another popular method is the triple pane method. This application is great for areas that get [...]

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    Beautiful Ways Beveled Glass Can Add Style and Sophistication to Colorado Springs Homes

Beautiful Ways Beveled Glass Can Add Style and Sophistication to Colorado Springs Homes

It’s always a great time to invest in your home in Colorado Springs. Finding small projects that really improve curb appeal and property value can be difficult– stained glass is always a great opportunity to really make your property stand out, enhancing style and adding sophistication. Beveled glass is a great medium that promotes these qualities while providing functionality in addition to beauty.
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    What Is Scottish Stained Glass? A Glance at Colorado Springs’ Most Beautiful Stained Glass

What Is Scottish Stained Glass? A Glance at Colorado Springs’ Most Beautiful Stained Glass

When working with new clients, often the question that we receive the most is, What is Scottish Stained Glass? We understand how this matter can be somewhat confusing. After all, stained glass gained much of its popularity in Europe during the times of Roman Gothic architecture and is best known for its existence in cathedrals, churches, and chapels located throughout Europe. However, when it comes to our stained glass, Scottish is more than just a term that references the origins of our work. It also has to do a lot with our processes and our history as a company.
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    The Timeless Look Of Prairie Style Stained Glass For Your Colorado Springs Home

The Timeless Look Of Prairie Style Stained Glass For Your Colorado Springs Home

The Wonderful Beginnings Of The Prairie Style
 

Although you may have heard of the ultra-trendy mid-century modern because it seems to be all the rage these days.  We agree it is a pretty fantastic style. However, what you may not realize is this design style and many others came to be in large part by the influence of designer Frank Lloyd Wright. He was an amazing and prolific architect/designer who is widely recognized as the grandfather of the mid-century modern style which is still revered and relevant today.  He also created the Prairie style which is as much of an aesthetic as it is a philosophy and one he had a lot of passion for. Today it is still one of the most popular stained glass styles on the market, and for good reason–it is stunning. Read below to find out why.

 
What Is Prairie Style Stained Glass
 

You likely envision the American prairie as endless fields with distinct horizon lines stretching on for miles and miles without constraint.  This type of expanse filled full of light and openness is exactly the feel that Wright was trying to convey in his architecture and stained glass.  Dramatic lines that zig-zagged evenly without intrusion on inside or outside world are the hallmarks of Wright’s work. He was very interested in how light entered a room and considered it,  as well as the glass, a key part of the design of a house. The integrity of the materials he used, from stone to wood to glass and everything in between was very important to him. This meant he did not want to try and hide or change the glass but rather allow the glass to be itself [...]

Elegant Examples of Charles Rennie Mackintosh Stained Glass

Colorado Springs Stained Glass is committed to creating the best custom stained glass available in the Colorado Springs area. We love working with our clients to co-create timeless pieces to adorn their homes and businesses. One of our more popular requests and influences is Charles Rennie Mackintosh stained glass. This acclaimed Scottish architect and artist has shaped an era in stained glass and continues to inspire many.
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