Month: March 2014

The Cutting Edge – Glass Edges that Add a Custom Look

Glass is one of the most beautiful design elements in a home.  From kitchens, to dining rooms, great rooms to bathrooms, glass can add color and texture, and even evoke emotion. At Janssen Glass, we can also create glass for practical reasons like safety and privacy, or we can go for sheer drama.

In our warehouse, we stock glass up to 1/2″ thick, carry over 20 decorative patterned glass styles, and we have a variety of edges we can create as well. If you need kitchen cabinet door fronts, shelves, tabletops, decorative mirrors, or amazing heavy glass shower doors, we can create the look and feel you want. In fact, we can usually have most residential projects finished within a few days.

Customize glass edges

Customized Glass Accents

To create a custom look, besides offering over 20 pattern glass designs, we also offer a variety of edges. Here are some examples of edges you can choose to add that custom touch to your glass accents. The Flat Polish and Pencil Polish are more modern and simple, while the O.G. Polish and Bevel are more traditional and ornate. Whatever the style you’re looking for, Janssen Glass can create it.

Patterned Glass

But besides edges, we also offer a huge variety of glass patterns. Take a look at some of these beautiful and elegant patterns and you’ll never think of glass the same way again! The Delta Frost Glass on the left is popular in bathrooms as shower doors or as decorative walls to separate rooms. The Seedy Glass on the right is popular in leaded glass windows.


You’ll be amazed at the choices you have when it comes to glass edges, patterns and designs. Never settle for boring glass again. If you have a project that includes glass, from new shower doors to tabletops to decorative mirrors, give Janssen a call at 866-677-5727. We’re on the cutting edge of glass design.

Janssen Glass Company – We’re Not Going Anywhere

Janssen Glass Company logoAt Janssen Glass, we’ve been growing since our inception in 1984. We started out as an answering machine in the dining room and our dad cut glass at night and on the weekends in our garage. Today, we are one of Kansas City’s premier glass companies offering a turnkey operation and servicing both commercial and residential customers. You’ll see our name on buildings, doors and windows all across this fair city and we have no plans for slowing down now.

A Small Move for Janssen Glass – a Giant Leap for Productivity

One of the results of our growing pains was outgrowing the original building we were headquartered in. With the increase in commercial construction projects plus a growing residential division, we realized we needed more space. As luck would have it, about the time we started thinking about moving, we noticed the building across the street was for sale. So we bought it in the fall of 2012. It increased our working space from 8,100 sq. ft. to 15,200 sq. ft. nearly doubling our size. It was perfect timing.

99% Customer Satisfaction Rating

Shortly after purchasing and moving into the new building, we hired two new commercial estimators with decades of experience between them. Since then, things have been pretty busy around Janssen Glass. We intend to continue to provide the same stellar service with the same 99% satisfaction rating that we’ve been providing since 1984. We may have grown. We may have moved, but in the end, we’re not going anywhere. Kansas Citians looking for commercial or residential glass service can still turn to Janssen for the best service in the business. Thank you for your loyal patronage these past 30 years. We appreciate all of our customers!

3 Glass Shower Door Ideas for Your Customized Bathroom in Kansas City

Photo collage of shower doorsSpring-cleaning sometimes leads to updates around the house. If you’re within the Kansas City area, let Janssen Glass help when it comes to your shower doors.  Here are three trends we’re seeing this spring in the bathroom.

Heavy Glass Shower Doors

We’re seeing this trend more and more with customers going for a sleeker, more modern look. This type of glass shower door can pretty much be summed up by it’s name. It is made of a thicker sheet of glass, obviously making it heavier as well. This sort of door doesn’t need to have metal framing surrounding it. Heavy glass is usually around 3/8 “ thick, making it strong enough to act as a structural barrier. It won’t wiggle without a frame, like light glass does.

All heavy glass needs are simple clips and hardware. This style looks seamless in bathrooms, giving a more open appeal that seems to lighten up a space. This is perfect if you have beautiful tile in your shower that you’d like to show-off. An additional benefit is selecting the style of hardware used on the shower door. With a variety of options, homeowners can add a bit of flair and customization.

Light Glass Shower Doors

Light glass, on the other hand, is thinner and lighter. Usually about 3/16 “ thick, this glass door needs to be wrapped in a metal frame to be strong enough to act as a barrier. Light glass doors have the ability to be customized simply by changing the type of frame. This look is very traditional, and an easy way to add character.

Customized Decorative Glass Doors

One way to really jazz things up is to use decorative glass for your shower doors. Janssen can help make your shower the focus of your dream bathroom. Janssen Glass can accommodate you with more than 20 glass patterns to choose from. We also do custom designs and installations.

See all of these shower door ideas in our residential photo gallery.

If you’d like help customizing your bathroom, call our trusted team at Janssen Glass! We’ll gladly take your call at 913-677-5727.