3 Reasons Why Stained Glass Windows Look Great in a Period Home
November 25, 2015
Stained glass windows have specific features that make them distinguishable from everyday windows. These features include a mostly abstract or figurative design, with coloured glass that has been coloured by adding metallic salts. Stained glass windows are mostly associated with churches but were used in homes in the Victorian era and have evolved into what you see today. In the 21 century stained glass is mostly used as a statement piece for the front door, and geometric patterns are popular due to the various stunning reflections of light they produce.
Stained glass windows can transform your period home, here are our 3 reasons why stained glass windows look great in a period home:
They make a statement
There are many period styles of houses and each style makes its own individual statement. Whether the style is 1920s, Art Nouveau, Modernism, Edwardian, Georgian, Gothic, 1960s, Art Deco or other, stained glass windows add the finishing touches. A home that has already been constructed to reflect an era would be an unfinished statement without stained glass windows, as the saying goes - windows are “the eyes of your home”. Stained glass windows in front doors are especially a great way to make a statement to visitors as they approach the property.
Sherriff Stained Glass Specialists and the team design and manufacture custom stained glass windows to each customer’s specification. We can create a design to reflect your home to emphasise its period and style, and/or your personality to personalise your home further. If you already have a design in mind, we can work with you to create your dream stained glass window.
Adding stained glass windows not only asserts your sense of individuality but will also add value to your home. A dream house for many people is one with many original features, yet over time they are changed due to difficulties in preservation. Adding a stained glass window can add between 5 and 15 percent to the value of a home and reinstate it’s period authenticity.