Custom Stained Glass Process
Let’s say you call us and tell us you wish to add some clear leaded glass to your sidelights and front door panel, and a colored stained glass piece to a transom window in your living room.
Speak to one of our designers on the phone, explaining what you want and the sizes of the windows. You will be able to get a general estimate as to the price at this time, as one main factor in the cost is the square footage.
Our designer will make an appointment with you to come out to your house. (If you don’t live near one of our offices, we can also work with you very expertly over the phone and computer, so not to worry!)
When she arrives, our designer will measure your windows exactly, and make a scale drawing of them on graph paper. Now the fun begin.
Selecting The Perfect Stained Glass Style
You’ll look at many photos of different designs and styles, along with different textures, colors (if desired) and styles of beveled glass. If you have your own ideas, our designer will sketch them out. If you need some assistance making a decision, our designers are all highly experienced and have a great sense of which designs would complement your space.
Starting The Design Process
Once you pick a style you like, our designer will draw it out on graph paper, showing you exactly how that particular design will fit in your window, and the exact cost of what you have chosen. Along with the square footage, the other main price consideration is the complexity of the pattern. In other words, the number of pieces in the pattern that need to be cut and soldered together. Interestingly, the color, texture or bevel effect in the glass does not impact the pricing at all.
We Will Work With Your Budget
If the cost is higher than your budget allows, the designer will work with you to adjust the design to make it more affordable.
Once that has been decided, we’ll ask for a 50% deposit, and you are done!
Starting The Production
Then, in 4 – 6 weeks – voila — we’ll be calling you to arrange for the installation of your lovely new leaded glass artwork.