Stained Glass For Homes

Creative Residential Stained Glass Ideas for Salt Lake City

Getting creative with your home investments can make your property really stand out. That’s why so many homeowners are turning to custom stained glass in order to create stunning art while boosting their property value. Creativity offers endless opportunities to really transform your existing space. For those looking for fresh ideas for stained glass installation among their homes, we’ve got you covered. Here are some creative residential stained glass ideas for your Salt Lake City property.

Unique Stained Glass Placement Ideas for Your Salt Lake City Property

  • Basement window wells: We all know how difficult it can be to decorate and design a basement. This is especially true if you don’t have a walk-out basement and have window wells instead. Stained glass offers a great way to hide any unsightly window wells while ensuring your basement still has natural light. This creates incredible benefits to help boost the desirability of your basement while making sure there’s no dungy, enclosed feeling.
  • Fixtures and cabinetry: Another unique installation option is your fixtures and cabinetry. From kitchen cabinets to vanities, lighting fixtures, home entertainment centers, bars, display cabinets, and more, stained glass can be an excellent accent. Create a curated look and feel for your interior while you address custom light diffusion, privacy, and display of your valuables.

Work With Salt Lake City’s Trusted Residential Stained Glass Artist

Salt Lake City Stained Glass is proud to be the trusted residential stained glass artist serving the state of Utah. We’re always available to talk through your design ideas and help create the stained glass of your dreams. For more information, please contact us!

Leaded Glass Inspiration for Your Salt Lake City Home

Stained glass windows are best known for their colorful aesthetic and the beauty they have provided to churches over the years. However, some people think that traditional stained glass looks too old fashioned for their home. If you, too, are seeking a more modern alternative, you should consider leaded glass windows! Salt Lake City homeowners can use leaded glass to draw in light, create privacy, and highlight certain areas or unique architectural features.

Below, we’ve shared some examples of leaded glass windows we’ve completed over the years in hopes that you will be able to find some inspiration for your own home!

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3 Reasons to Install Stained Glass for Your Salt Lake City Basement

Homes with basements have the opportunity to create a lot of versatile spaces ranging from home theaters and bars to additional family space and bedrooms. Basements can be a really fun area of your home to decorate and design, providing endless creative opportunities. When it comes to the windows in your basement, these can often be obstructed with window wells or really be an indicator of the bottom level of your property. While there are many window treatments out there to help conceal this, the best option for addressing both beauty and functionality is stained glass. Here are three reasons to install stained glass in your Salt Lake City home’s basement.

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Create an Elegant Look with Stained Glass for your Salt Lake City Home

So much joy comes from having a beautiful home. You and your family have a wonderful space to share, in which you can live, laugh, and create memories together. And you can host gatherings, special events, and parties, and spend time with your friends, neighbors, and those you love.

But creating the perfect home is a task that’s easier said than done. That’s where our stained glass windows can help. By adding stained glass to your Salt Lake City home, you can create a look of elegance and sophistication, and finally make your dream home a reality! Continue Reading

Signs It’s Time To Restore Your Salt Lake City Stained Glass

Home Stained Glass Restoration In Salt Lake City

Most people don’t realize how durable stained glass is- but only to a point. That point is usually about 80-100 years for glass built in the 20th century.  When stained glass is properly cared for it will last a very long time. However, unlike church stained glass, your Salt Lake City home’s stained glass has likely not had much tending and has been subjected to constant exposure to harmful aging factors: UV light from sunlight, extreme weather conditions, indoor and outdoor man-made pollution, and biological damage caused by pests.  These things cause the glass panels to become deeply encrusted with years of dirt and debris. Therefore, if your windows haven’t been cleaned in the last 5 years or so–at the very least, we can safely say your windows need a deep cleaning. But it could need a deeper restoration depending on a few easy to spot tell-tale signs of its conditions.

Signs It Is Time For More Than A Stained Glass Cleaning

The build-up of dirt and grime is, by far, the most common service we perform on home stained glass here at Salt Lake City Stained Glass.  However, a fair amount of home stained glass needs restoration to ensure it lasts. Very old and large windows, especially need a solid restoration because of their size and value.    

Sagging Or Bowing Of The Stained Glass Window

If you notice bowing or sagging of your stained glass window, it  means one or more of the following is happening

  • The lead caming is stretched
  • The attachment to the support structures is failing
  • The framing materials are in need of repair

These are clear signs the window needs to be removed, re-leaded and the frame possibly rebuilt.

Visible Light Through Gaps In The Stained Glass Window

Gaps in the glass panels is another clear-cut example of leading that is stretched or an issue with the support system.  Since we know the glass did not shrink or change size enough to cause a gap, the logical place for an issue is with wood or lead.  It is fairly likely that, over time, they have moved or stretched and need to be replaced.

Missing Or Broken Leading

Lead is the most likely part of a  stained glass window to fail in its lifetime.  The formula for leading today has changed to be stronger so, the lead on stained glass windows from this century could last over 200 years.  However, lead from the 20th century only has a life of about 80 years so, if your window was built before about 1940, the leading needs to be replaced.

All of these issues are ones we, here at Salt Lake City Stained Glass, deal with on a regular basis.  We are stained glass experts and would be happy to come to your Salt Lake City home and inspect your stained glass windows.  We will give you a clear idea of scope and pricing if your SLC stained glass needs restoration. Contact us today for more information on home stained glass restoration in Salt Lake City.

Different Stained Glass Installation Methods for Salt Lake City Homes

Stained Glass Window For Salt Lake City Homes

Stained glass windows a fabulous addition to any home in or around Salt Lake City because of their versatility. Any number of textures, styles, and sizes so, make them very accommodating to modern homeowners needs. Another reason for their widespread accessibility is the myriad of installation method choices. This makes them super easy to customize to any part of a home and that is something our past clients loved. Below we have listed our own insight about different installation methods to aid you in figuring out which one is right for your Salt Lake City home.

Professionally Installed Stained Glass

As mentioned, there are many different stained glass installation methods and finding the right one for you is really about what you are trying to achieve. These methods range from very simple (and done in one day) to more difficult and extensive. However, the one thing that is obvious–regardless of which method you choose, Salt Lake City 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. Simple, quick, and clean: it is an option for any window under 4ft. The process is straightforward and involves a custom stained glass panel(s) being applied to your home’s window. This no-frills, easy installation method is fast and always stunning. Not only does it look good from the inside and out–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 excellent for areas that get excessive moisture or need to meet safety glass building codes (i.e. new construction). In this method, the stained glass is sandwiched and sealed between two tempered pieces of glass. This keeps all moisture out and stops any condensation inside the glass. It is safe and easy to clean and our clients just love it for bathrooms.

Stained Glass Installation Method 3: Hanging Stained Glass Panels

The final stained glass application method is called hook hanging. This is when we create a custom stained glass panel in our studio that is fitted with hooks on the outer edge of its frame. It can then be hung on a wall, in front of a window or free suspended. This is the best idea for Salt Lake City homeowners who plan to move their panel.

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If you have any additional questions about stained glass installation methods, contact us today!

Tips & Advice for Incorporating Stained Glass in Your Salt Lake City Kitchen

Adding stained glass to your Salt Lake City kitchen can be beneficial for many reasons. Stained glass windows create privacy from neighbors, can increase the resale value of a home, and add color and visual interest to kitchens that lack character. Deciding how you want your stained glass to look and where you want to put it in your kitchen can be a hard decision. That’s why we’re here offer our advice!

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How Stained Glass Can Make a Great Addition to Your Salt Lake City Basement

Looking for a unique and interesting way to spruce up your basement? Try adding stained glass to your Salt Lake City home. Stained glass can give your basement a high end, elegant look. It’s perfect for basement bars, game rooms, wine cellars, and more.
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