Unique Ways to Incorporate Stained Glass Into Your Kansas City Home Remodel

Unique Ways to Incorporate Stained Glass Into Your Kansas City Home Remodel

Remodeling a home is an exciting endeavor. Whether you’re updating the look of your existing home with new furniture and decor or are moving into an new home that’s in need of some TLC, it’s fun to embark on a remodeling project because you get to customize your home exactly the way you want it.

When choosing the renovations you want to make for your home, one area that you should definitely consider are the windows. Windows need some type of covering or treatment for privacy purposes. They’re also one of the areas of a home that people tend to neglect, which is a shame because there’s a lot of opportunity to add style and personality to your home by dressing up the windows.

When considering your windows, one change you should definitely make is incorporating stained glass. In Kansas City, stained glass is a classic choice, and one that’s highly popular too. Just take a look at the historic neighborhoods of Pendleton Heights and Westport and it’s easy to see why. Stained glass adds stunning beauty and color and dramatically boosts a homes curb appeal.

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Learn More About Affordable Stained Glass Window Inserts in Your Kansas City Home

Stained Glass Inserts For Kansas City Homes

Stained glass windows may seem like a luxury but they are actually more accessible to homeowners with a real-life budget than ever before. This is because today ’s stained glass windows come in a variety of different shapes, sizes and designs and price points–any of which can be made to match your budget. A popular trend driving the accessibility of these windows are stained glass panel inserts. Simple, stunning and made to order–these panels make an elegant home design in Kansas City to be well within your reach.

What Are Stained Glass Panel Inserts?

Stained glass panels are just like traditional stained glass complete with leading, colored or textured glass but they are custom made to fit your home window frame. Once a design is decided upon we make the stained glass panel in our stained glass studio to your exact specifications and deliver and install it on your Kansas City home. The panel is installed right over the existing glass but looks just like an original element of your home. They add beauty and style made all the more convenient by the quick, easy and mess-free application

How Are Stained Glass Panel Inserts Installed?

As mentioned, stained glass panels are manufactured ahead of time by our expert craftsmen but are simply “popped” in by our installation experts. The whole process is fast–done in as little as an hour if not minutes and clean. Essentially our your installer thoroughly washes and dries the pre-made stained glass insert, test fits it and then adheres it with a bonding tape. These stained glass window inserts will stay firmly in place for years and years to come but may be removed should you move.

Watch the video below for more information on stained glass panels

For more information on stained glass inserts for your Kansas City home, contact us at Kansas City Stained Glass today!

All You Need to Know About Our FLW Inspired Prairie Style Stained Glass in Kansas City

One of the styles of stained glass that we specialize in is prairie style stained glass. Inspired by the works of Frank Lloyd Wright, our prairie style stained glass adds beauty to any Kansas City home. Clean lines, simple geometric shapes, and warm earth tones make these stained glass windows elegant and beautiful, which is why they’re one of our most requested stained glass styles.

In Kansas City, prairie style stained glass can be seen all throughout the various neighborhoods of the city, in churches, homes, and even commercial buildings. In fact, there are seven original Frank Lloyd Wright buildings in Kansas and Missouri, which is probably a good reason why the style has maintained popularity over the years.

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Kansas City Privacy Solutions: Unique Ways Stained Class Can Provide Privacy in Entryways, Bathrooms, and More

Kansas City residents may experience privacy issues at their place of residence. This often causes major discomfort, making finding an effective solution top priority. Many privacy solutions have serious downsides like blocking out natural light, looking tacky or outdated, creating an unwelcoming space, not complimenting the rest of your homes decor, and much more. Fortuitously, stained glass presents a permanent solution that boasts beauty and high performance.
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Mackintosh Style Stained Glass: Timeless And Perfect For Your Kansas City Home

Charles Rennie Mackintosh: His Work, His Legacy And His Inspiration

If you haven’t heard of Charles Rennie Mackintosh, you still would likely recognize his stylings. His influence is all around us in art and architecture today and characterized by his signature minimalistic style. He was a prolific designer, artist, architect and furniture builder who attended the Glasgow School and went on to become one of the most influential figures in stained glass art of his time to present day. His popular signature stained glass style includes the Mackintosh rose–easily one of his most popular motifs.

The Beauty Of Mackintosh Style Stained Glass

No one can pinpoint exactly where Mackintosh’s style came from but we do know that the 1890s were a time of great learning and artistic expansion for him. It is around then that he traveled to Italy and then went on to continue his design education. While his style is very different than Italian works of the time, his use and attention to color and romantic Italian themes, like floral patterns show the impact this trip had on his work. However, one would characterize his work as that of modern for his time and is still progressive for today’ world. He was an incredibly influential designer and some people call him the founder of the popular Art Nouveau movement.

The Timeless Mackintosh Rose In Stained Glass

The most commonly known and often used motifs by Charles Rennie Mackintosh are his signature roses. They are minimal but without sacrificing any beauty. Their wonderful natural curves and simplistic textures set them apart from other floral designs, along with is bold colors against clear glass. They are definitely one of the world’s most recognized stained glass motifs and the very picture of doing more with less.

For more information on Charles Rennie Mackintosh watch the video below:

Mackintosh Style Stained Glass For Your Kansas City Home

While no studio today can claim to live up to Mackintosh’s design style, we at Stained Glass Kansas City, offer marvelous stained glass windows in the style of Charles Mackintosh which mimic the beauty of his original designs. Our work will leave you with a sense of vintage nostalgia, and will truly bring his style of work to life in your home. Mackintosh’s designs are definitely as relevant today as they were at the turn of the 20th century and beyond and will look amazing on any home old or new.

Contact us today to learn more about Mackintosh style glass to beautify your Kansas City home.

What is Scottish Stained Glass?

Kansas City Stained Glass is proud to utilize the Scottish Stained Glass process in order to provide Kansas City residential and commercial properties the highest quality custom stained glass available in the United States. Scottish Stained Glass, the industry leader in custom stained glass, is a accredited process that’s been developed over the past 30 years by our founder and president, Martin Faith.

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The Rich And Vibrant History Of Stained Glass In Kansas City

The history of Kansas City’s Stained Glass Industry

Spring has finally sprung, and with the warm weather and sun comes an influx of tourists interested in the historical buildings spread throughout Kansas City. Stained glass art is often a distinctive feature of such buildings.

Kansas City is Home to Countless Works of Stained Glass

In a past article, we talked about two of the most popular styles common in Kansas City – the immaculately ornate religious facades designed by Tiffany Studios, lead by Louis Comfort Tiffany, and the geometric, minimalist Prairie Style stained glass fashioned by Frank Lloyd Wright. It’s no wonder people come to visit Kansas City and do tours of the architecture. Some of the best features are to see the incredible and valuable works of stained glass artistry. Seven of Wright’s beautiful architectural structures are located in the Kansas-Missouri area, and Kansas City is home to many stained glass beauties hiding in local cathedrals and churches. However, many of these works of art were in fact, crafted by local artisans who largely go unknown today.

Why are Glasswork Artisans of the Past Unknown?

While Tiffany Studios and Frank Lloyd Wright are household names (and rightfully so), it was not always these design leaders who created the individual pieces of work. In Europe, artisan work was produced in a guild system where craftsmen would not sign the work they produced, but the master of the guild would instead. This practice continued on as people migrated to the United States, leaving the creators a mystery to us today.

Unknown Artisans of the Past Brought to Light

Bruce Mathews is a talented photographer and writer who published his collection of stained glass artwork around this fair city in his book titled Windows of Kansas City. Thanks to his beautiful photography work and exhaustive research, stained glass aficionados can appreciate snippets of history.

One such example is Charles J. Andrews, who styled and created dozens of pieces from the 1890’s to 1954. Another is Herman J. Schladermundt, who Mathews found to be the one who produced the Glory of Missouri in Peace windows that can be seen in the state capitol House of Chambers in Jefferson City. It is unfortunate that these artisans and numerous others are not more known throughout the city they are displayed in, but it is quite easy to see why one’s eyes are inevitably drawn to these wondrous, colorful panes of art.

Read the PDF below for more information on stained glass in Kansas City:


Contact us today to talk to an expert who can help you find the perfect stained glass to fit seamlessly into your home. And, don’t forget, we also provide repairs and restorations.

Benefits of Creating Custom Stained Glass Design for Your Kansas City Home

Many people have not been exposed to the beauty of stained glass outside of churches. However, stained glass can make a gorgeous accent to any home. Using custom stained glass, Kansas City homeowners can tailor this beautiful decorative element to their own style and taste while experiencing a number of benefits.

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Custom Stained Glass Family Crests For Your Kansas City Home

Why Family Crests Stained Glass Is A Lovely Choice For Your Home

When it comes to stained glass there are many different styles beyond church designs. In fact, there are even more styles than the popular home floral or geometric designs most people are familiar with for homes as well. Not only are there a variety of types of stained glass window designs out there–stained glass is a highly customizable artform too, so you can have a design all your own. One of these less known but fantastic stained glass styles is family crest stained glass. These lovely family heirlooms are customized to fit your family sigil and/ or badge, colors and even your crest’s motto or slogan. Whatever you want to represent your proud family history, can be easily created here at our Kansas City Stained Glass studios.

How Are Stained Glass Crest’s Created And What Do They Look LIke?

As stated above, each family crest is individually crafted, in-house, at Kansas City Stained Glass. The most common shape of family crests are octagonal but which shape we create it in is totally up to you and your family. Since or stained glass crests are create by hand and are extremely durable, they will become an heirloom of your family lasting for generations to come! But, should you want to move your crest to a different home, they also come with a lifetime transferable warranty so they can be passed on to the next generation. If properly maintained these works of art will last 80-100 years before needing repair!

Can I Give a Stained Glass Family Crest As A Gift?

Yes, family crest stained glass makes a lovely gift too! A piece of family crest stained glass can be made as either a window or a free hanging panel. The best part about giving the gift of family crest stained glass is– it is something for the whole family to celebrate and enjoy, These crest represents the proud heritage linked to your family and are simply stunning. We have done crests for schools, fraternal organizations, and similar organizations, so this is a perfect gift for those who are hard to buy for.

To learn more about stained glass watch the video below:

For more information on our custom stained glass creation or to talk to someone about a family crest for your Kansas City home, contact us today!

Pre-Made v. Custom Stained Glass: Choosing What’s Right for Your Kansas City Home

When it comes to deciding your next stained glass investment for your Kansas City home, it’s pertinent to understand the underlying differences and advantages between pre-made and custom made stained glass. Both options have a lot to offer– stained glass can increase home equity, elevate curb appeal, double as a privacy solution, and much more.
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