Hallway stained glass for privacy.

Hallway stained glass for privacy.

With hallway stained glass, Ft. Collins homeowners finally get to utilize those little hallways windows without covering them over. Many hallways are dark and a bit dreary, even in broad daylight. That’s one reason why hallways windows are such a welcome architectural detail.

However, many hallways windows, particularly in Fort Collins’ older neighborhoods, open onto a view that leaves much to be desired. They might open onto the siding of your neighbor’s home, onto a store, or even right onto your neighbor’s hallway windows or worse, their bedroom windows.

Of course, everyone wants privacy in their own home. You are probably no exception. And yet, you also want the light that comes from the hallway window to light up that area of the house. Hallway stained glass, Ft. Collins residents are discovering, allows you to have your cake and eat it too. What we mean by that is that if you have custom stained glass added to your hallway windows you will:

a. Have the privacy you want

b. Block a less than attractive view

c. Still let in the light (depending on the type of glass you choose; more about that later)

d. Add value to your home

e. Beautify a dreary area of your home

f. Not need any shades, blinds, or curtains

g. Give your home a unique look that nothing else can quite compare to

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So what about letting in the light? Did you know that there are certain types of hallway stained glass Ft. Collins residents can choose that will let in the most light? Obviously, clear glass lets in the most, and if you do not have a privacy issue, that would be your best bet. A style that makes great use of clear glass, mixed with pops of vibrant colors, is the Mission Style. This was popularized by the master architect and stained glass designer Frank Lloyd Wright, although there were other stained glass builders who were also well known for this style.

But if privacy is your issue, or blocking the ugly view, then we’d recommend what we call leaded stained glass. This is colorless stained glass built with frosted, textured, or even beveled glass that will block the view but not the light.

Take a look at this beveled leaded stained glass gallery to see some gorgeous examples (if we do say so ourselves) of this type of leaded stained glass that we have built for other clients with similar issues.

Of course, you might have no issues with your hallway windows at all. You just might want some hallway stained glass, Ft. Collins style, just for the beauty of it. For any reason at all, why not give us a call today to set up an appointment with a local stained glass designer in the privacy of your own home?

Martin's work has been spotlighted on HGTV, the DIY Network, CBS, NBC, and numerous media outlets. He is one of the most accomplished stained glass artisans of his time and the proud owner of Fort Collins Stained Glass. He has dedicated his entire life's career to sharing his love of stained glass with others and is an expert on its origin, manufacturing process, and history. In addition to creating custom stained glass for homes and commercial businesses, Martin also acts as a consultant for church restoration projects. Drawing on his own research and ongoing education as well as the skills that he attained while working as a glass artisan in Scotland, Martin helps property owners identify the best styles and options of stained glass for achieving their aesthetic and architectural goals. His company has been in business for over thirty years and has successfully executed over 50,000 projects.

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