Bring the Elegance of
Stained Glass into Your Kitchen or Bath
Decorative Glass makes it easy to add
(ARA) - Your home is your refuge from the outside
world, a place where you surround yourself with family, memories, treasure and
laughter. Because no two people are alike, no two homes are identical, either.
Even if your house looks like every other
house on the block from the outside, on the inside, you have a chance to express
your individuality, to make your house a place that reflects who you are.
There are countless ways to personalize your
living space. Even a fresh coat of paint in a new color can make a big
difference. When you think about ways to enhance your windows, instead of
drapes, consider decorative glass. It is easier than you think to add the
distinctive touch of stained glass to your windows.
Stained Glass Overlay (SGO) creates
beautiful glass using colors and patterns that complement your existing design
scheme. "We bring the traditions, craftsmanship and artisanship from early
centuries to our art and trade everyday," says company president Michael
Cassidy. The company offers over 200 colors and textures to choose from when
making your selection. Each project is handcrafted; the glass is UV resistant
and as durable as safety glass. "Our designers handle all the details as they
work together with the customer to enhance the windows and glass that surround
their life," adds Cassidy.
A decorative glass panel can be swapped out
for existing glass, which is the case with smaller pieces, such as cabinet
windows, or it can be installed up against the existing glass, creating a
seamless appearance. The process used to apply the stained glass pattern to the
glass makes it extremely strong and allows for versatility of installation.
While decorative glass can be used in any window, two
rooms that really benefit from the color and interest it adds are the kitchen
and the bathroom. The possibilities are endless. Your kitchen window looks out
on your neighbor's garage? Choose decorative glass in the Rose Bouquet or Autumn
Jewels pattern, and you will have a view of beautiful flowers all year round. In
the bathroom, you can add privacy to the glass shower stall by adding decorative
glass. Try "Seaside Whisper" for a water-inspired theme.
If you need help deciding on a design, don't
worry. Your SGO designer has an extensive library and catalog of custom work the
company has completed for clients over the years. The patterns represent
blueprints of history, culture and modern design. Your designer can offer
suggestions and provide valuable tips on which design and colors would work best
For example, when choosing colors for your
decorative glass, keep in mind that bright, intense colors will add warmth to
north-facing rooms that get little or no sunlight. On the other hand, cool
colors, such as blues and greens, can cool down a south-facing room subjected to
too much sunlight.
In addition to adding interest to your
windows, decorative glass can also solve some common problems by adding privacy,
blocking out UV rays that can fade furniture and carpets, and dealing with
unique shaped windows that can be hard to accessorize.
Decorative glass can also be used in
front-door sidelights, skylights, ceiling light panels, light boxes, mirrors,
sliding glass doors, cabinet and furniture doors and room dividers -- just use
your imagination. "Any room and any home can be made more personal and more
beautiful with the addition of decorative glass," says Cassidy.
Stained Glass Overlay serves customers
across North America and in over 30 countries around the world. For more
information on finding the designer nearest you, or to find out about franchise
opportunities, visit www.stainedglassoverlay.com or call (800) 944-4746.
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