7 Tips on Selecting a Decorative Leaded Glass Window

7 Tips on Selecting a Decorative Leaded Glass Window

Tip 1: Identify the benefits you’d like to get from the installation of a leaded glass window. Most people choose to replace existing windows with decorative glass varieties to improve not only the look but also functionality. The most common benefits this window replacement confers are increased privacy, improved energy efficiency and operability, and an enhancement of your home's architectural style Architectural Glass Doors

Tip 2: Select a room. Because leaded glass windows add a stylish touch, you’ll want to use them in a highly visible place. Popular locations include bathrooms, kitchens, bedrooms, studies or dens, and foyers or entry ways Decorative Glass

Tip 3: Choose a shape. Will you be installing this window in a small or large space? A small oval window might suit a half-bathroom or powder room, while an architectural window would be better suited for the master bathroom. Leaded glass windows are available in a variety of sizes and shapes, including oval, octagonal, rectangular, and square Decorative Glass NYC

Tip 4: Consider fixed or an operable style. If the window is in a hard to reach place you’ll most likely want to choose a fixed (non-operable) style. Fixed windows are less costly while still adding style and increasing privacy (without the need for window treatments). If you desire operability (maybe for a kitchen to let smells out or for a bathroom to increase ventilation) select between a casement window or awning window Decorative Glass Windows

Tip 5: Identify a frame color that compliments other windows. Since these windows are made with an easy to install and maintain vinyl frame you’ll want to select the frame color that matches your other windows. Colors include white, tan, and driftwood  Glass Backsplash Tiles

Tip 6: Add your design. This is where the fun begins. The reason to use a leaded glass window is for the design -- and there a wide variety of architectural styles to choose from including floral, renaissance, craftsman, fluer-de-lis, geometric, and cathedral to name just a few Glass Balustrade

Tip 7: Perform your own installation or hire a replacement window installation contractor. Since these windows are made with vinyl frames they are as easy to install as any other replacement windows (the key will be to create the right sized rough opening to fit the leaded glass window)