Using Stained Glass as an Alternative for Blinds or Window Shades

Using Stained Glass as an Alternative for Blinds or Window Shades

Like any city, privacy in a home here in Salt Lake City can be hard to come by. The usual solution to privacy issues in a home are curtains or blinds. When drawn, they block out the unwanted eyes of your neighbors and those passing by. But there are issues with them as well. For one they only work when closed and they also block out natural light. So is there an alternative to blinds and curtains? The answer is yes! Stained glass is a way to get privacy and a host of other benefits as well.

Stained Glass Makes a Great Privacy Solution

Curtains and blinds do a great job keeping your home more private and blocking out the sun on a large scale. But what about the windows you want natural light from or maybe something semi-private? Also, curtains and blinds are pretty hum-drum. Is there something a bit more aesthetically pleasing? Stained glass fits both those criteria and increases the value of a home.  

The best windows for privacy stained glass instead of blinds or curtains are:

Stained Glass as a Unique Design Element

Curtains and blinds are ubiquitous in homes. They are also a little boring and lack charm. So, if you want a room to really pop, use stained glass instead of curtains or blinds. They add unique color, texture or a stylistic element to any room. Curtains or blinds simply cannot match it.

Stained Glass to Curb the Sun’s Rays

For the record– stained glass does not give UV protection unless treated with a window film or tint. However, the protection you get from curtains or blind isn’t that great either–even when they are closed. While stained glass may not protect from UV rays, colored and even textured stained glass somewhat blocks intense sunbeams from bombarding your Salt Lake City home. Plus, you still get plenty of natural light.

The benefits of stained glass are clear. It makes sense as an alternative to blinds in curtains and is simply superior in some areas of your Salt Lake City home. For more info on stained glass or to get an estimate for a window in your home, contact us at Salt Lake City Stained Glass today!

Martin Faith is a talented artist, visionary, and collector of antique stained glass windows. Prior to moving to the United States, Martin worked as a stained glass artisan in Glasgow. There, he spent many years cultivating his skills and learning the techniques and history behind the centuries old art form. Today, he is the proud owner of Salt Lake City Stained Glass, the largest and most highly renowned stained glass studio in Utah. Over the past 30 years, Martin and his team have produced over 50,000 stained and leaded glass windows ranging in size, style, and appearance. His company has been highlighted on various media outlets including HGTV, the DIY Network, CBS, and NBC.

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