Transom stained glass house numbers.

Transom stained glass house numbers.

If you have a transom window, then we definitely suggest some custom designed and hand-built transom stained glass. And we even have a unique and stunning idea (if we do say so ourselves) as to just what that stained glass might consist of in terms of the pattern.

House numbers aren’t always the most attractive thing to display on your home. They are usually pretty boring, sometimes difficult to see, but always welcome to anyone trying to find your home. Do you agree when we say there’s nothing more infuriating than driving down a street and not being able to find any of the house numbers? But we digress . . .

Let’s get back to the subject at hand, transom stained glass containing your house number in the poattern. Have you ever seen this done? It’s unique, colorful, dramatic, classy, and flat out undeniably gorgeous.

Do you have a transom window? We’re talking about that small rectangular, diamond shaped, or half-moon shaped window above the front door. It is usually non-functional (unless you live in a really really old house), meaning it doesn’t open, but that doesn’t mean it can’t serve a practical purpose. And it certainly doesn’t mean it can’t be a beautiful addition to the overall style and design of your home.


So imagine a transom stained glass window located above your entryway, with your home’s address numbers displayed in beautiful stained glass. This design can be as dramatic or subtle as you please. If you are using these numbers as the main way of identifying your house to strangers and first time visitors, perhaps the bulk of the window might be light colors or clear, frosted glass. And the house numbers could be done in a dark color glass to stand out and be visible from the curb. Or several rich colors, one for each numeral.

Sounds striking, doesn’t it? When we recommend transom stained glass to our Houston clients, their eyebrows shoot up. We can almost see the wheels turning in their heads, as they consider this unique and eye-catching idea. Then they smile, as they realize just how fabulous it would look.

By the way, transom windows have been around for a long time. They are a great architectural feature. Other places in your home you might find them are above your living room windows, or in hallways and stairwells. And transom stained glass (minus the house numbers) happens to look fantastic in all of them. It turns any room of your house into a work of art.

Interested in hearing more about transom stained glass, house number stained glass, or just anything at all about our custom designed stained glass? Then we invite you to give us a call at Houston Stained Glass today.

Martin Faith is the founder and owner of Houston Stained Glass. Martin has been cultivating his skills as a stained glass artisan for over 30 years, passing on his knowledge and expertise to his team so that, together, they can create the most beautiful stained glass windows the world has ever seen. Martin's initial education in the trade took place in Glasgow, Scotland, the stained glass capitol of the world. He is an expert in the history of stained glass, its evolution, methods for conservation, and its many different styles and forms, including art deco, prairie, Greene & Greene, art nouveau, Mackintosh, floral, mission, beveled, and contemporary. Over the years, Martin's company has produced thousands of stained glass windows, which includes custom creations made for homes, churches, and commercial buildings located all throughout the Houston metro area.

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