Let’s talk about beveling. Bet no one ever said that to you before!
If you don’t know what beveled glass is, we are going to bet good money you have seen it, probably many times, but just never knew the name. It is the glass with the edges cut at an angle, to reflect the light. Not only does it reflect the light in a different way, it refracts it as well, causing pretty prisms of color to bounce around the room.
It’s been popular for centuries because it’s so elegant and beautiful, and it makes a great choice for a modern stained glass window.
Stained glass comes in many choices, from frosted clear to every texture and every color in the rainbow. It’s not one of life’s hardest choices, but we have to admit that for our clients, picking the kind of stained glass you like best can prove to be difficult. So many options, so few windows? It’s a distinctly first-world problem to have!
One popular option that many homeowners choose is to use beveled stained glass. Here are some of the most common ways beveled glass is used in a stained glass window or door:
1. Entryway stained glass. This is a fantastic choice when you want a classier entryway for your home, one that really stands out among all the similar homes in your development. Clients typically pick frosted and clear glasses, to match any décor, to afford them more privacy while still letting the sun light through into the home. The addition of beveled glass in an entryway stained glass sidelight, transom, or front door will take it to the next level of elegance!
2. Bathroom stained glass. Beveled stained glass is popular in bathrooms for the same reasons stated above. It has the distinction of giving an old-world, yet timeless touch to your décor, providing a unique combination of beauty and practicality.
3. Kitchen cabinet stained glass. The addition of beveled stained glass to panels in your kitchen cabinet doors is a phenomenal way to give your kitchen a high-end designer look without the high-end designer. Nothing will facelift your kitchen so dramatically.
If you are not sure about the look of beveled glass, please take a look at our entryway gallery for some lovely examples. Or check out these Pinterest pages, put together by beveled glass enthusiasts. This will definitely get your creative juices flowing and enhance your appreciation for this type of glass. Once upon a time, all beveled glass was hand cut, but these days it is usually machine made and then polished. It is affordable, and timeless.
If you are interested in learning more about beveled stained glass, or about having a no-charge in-home consultation with one of our experienced stained glass designers, please contact us today! All our stained glass is custom designed to your specifications, and hand crafted using old-fashioned craftsmanship plus modern materials and installation techniques.
Add some beveled stained glass to your home today!