Transom stained glass windows are perfect for letting in light.

Transom stained glass windows are perfect for letting in light.

There are many homeowners who wish they had more light in certain areas of their homes. One way to let in more light is through transom window. Transom windows sit above existing windows that may not reach all the way to the ceiling. They also might sit above your front door, usually in a half moon shape.

The main purpose of transom windows is to let in more light. They are sometimes functional, but usually not for the simple reason that they are too high on the wall to reach comfortably. They provide a beautiful detail in a room, but many homeowners who have them completely overlook them. They never consider transom stained glass.

At Stained Glass San Antonio, we are on a mission. A transom awareness mission. If you want more light in any room in your home, you might be able to add transoms. And if you already have them, and you would like to add a real wow factor to that room, without cutting off any of the natural light, then stained glass transoms will do the deed. Beautifully!

Of course, we couldn’t testify to the wonders of transom stained glass without at least showing you some photos of what we are talking about. In fact, we have an entire gallery of stained glass transom windows. These photos represent just a few of the lovely custom stained glass transoms we have done for clients in our two plus decades in business.


Notice that transom stained glass can be brightly colored or have no color to it at all. It can be dramatic or subtle. It can be modern or have a true antique flair. Do you see a style you like? Can you imagine these beauties running around your living room, close to the ceiling, letting in so much more light and making the entire room so much more unique and interesting?

If you have an altogether different idea for transom stained glass, no worries! All of our designs are custom and we like nothing better than to collaborate with our San Antonio clients to create a unique new design. Your transom stained glass design wish is our command!

By the way, one of our most sought after types of stained glass is for entryways to a home. Usually, a door will be accompanied by a sidelight on either side, and sometimes even a transom above the door. The look you will get when you add stained glass to the sidelights, the front door panel, and the transom above the door will completely transform your entryway. How do you spell “welcome!”

Why not get even more creative inspiration by taking a virtual stroll through our entryway gallery. Notice how many of the entryways have transom stained glass? It really finishes the look in the chicest possible way.

Why not call San Antonio Stained Glass today to talk about transom or entryway stained glass!

Martin Faith is a stained glass artisan from Glasgow and a collector of rare and antique stained glass windows. Martin has spent over 30 years perfecting his skills as a glassmaker and is well-versed in both traditional and modern techniques, as well as a range of stained glass styles, including Art Deco, Art Nouveau, Mackintosh, Prairie, Mission, and beveled glass. Shortly after moving to the United States, Martin started his own business selling stained glass windows. Stained Glass San Antonio has produced over 50,000 stained and leaded glass windows and successfully completed hundreds of religious glass restoration projects for churches.

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