Custom designed stained glass vs traditional stained glass; it’s your choice.

Custom designed stained glass vs traditional stained glass; it’s your choice.

Stained glass has a few different sides when it comes to style. There are the traditional styles such as Mackintosh and Art Nouveau. Then there are custom designed pieces that are designed by individuals based on non-traditional ideas. What it comes down to is whatever style is best for you. Your favorite, your tastes. Stained glass Denver is custom all the way.

But how do you choose between a custom design vs. traditional?

Simple. You schedule a consultation with one of our stained glass designers. At the time of your appointment, the designer will show you many styles, many photos, many patterns to choose from. And if you have your own idea, that can be your choice as well.

Traditionally, people would by an already made piece of stained glass. But with custom designs, you can really indulge your creative streak. You can mix two different styles, you can use your favorite colors, or you can use no color at all, with clear and frosted or textured glass.


Custom work has a distinct advantage. When it’s installed, you have the pride of having been involved in the design process. You know the stained glass window or door is exactly what you wanted. You never have to settle.

Here’s another thing to consider in the debate between custom designs vs. traditional designs. Why have the same stained glass pattern that a million other people have? After all, you are unique. The way you’ve decorated your home is unique. Your tastes are unique. And your custom designed stained glass can represent that, beautifully.

When we call our stained glass custom, let’s discuss that a bit further. Each piece Stained Glass Denver builds is first sketched to the pattern and style you want and the exact dimensions of your window or door panels. Once we have the design down, it’s rendered down to the millimeter by our CAD technology, providing our artisans an exact blueprint to work from. Your custom design is built by hand, by one artisan. Each piece of glass is cut by hand, assembled by hand, the joins are soldered by hand, and the window will be installed in your home . . . by hand.

That’s about as custom as it gets. So which one appeals to you? In the battle between custom designs vs. traditional designs, which one will you go for?

Why not contact us today to schedule an appointment with a custom stained glass designer, right in your own home!

Martin Faith is a talented artisan, collector of antique stained glass, and the owner of Stained Glass Denver. For over thirty years, Martin has been running his company in Denver using the techniques he learned as a stained glass artisan in Scotland. He has devoted his life's work to perfecting the art form and studying its history. Martin's company specializes in custom creations, which are made using the highest quality materials and authentic, original designs. In addition to residential and commercial stained glass, the company also offers services for churches and religious buildings. Over the years, Stained Glass Denver has completed numerous restorations of historic stained glass and produced over 50,000 windows.

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