Month: January 2015

2015 Trends in Bathroom Remodels

Remodeling Ideas Bathroom Make 2015 the year you tackle all of your remodeling projects, including your bathroom. You spend a lot of time in your Kansas City home’s bathroom, so why not be more comfortable in a space you enjoy. Plus, an updated bathroom can increase the value of your home. To bring your restroom up to date, try including one (or all) of these remodeling trends for 2015.

Tile Everywhere

Wallpaper and paint are out, tile is in. Tiles are so versatile when it comes to bathrooms. Not only can they be beautiful and creative, but they are durable and easy to keep clean. Whether you use tile on the floor, in the shower, or as a backsplash by the sink, it makes sense. Shiny subway tiles have been gaining momentum, as well as wood-look tile. But don’t limit your tile to one area. Use tile from the shower or floor, and extend  it up to the ceiling. This can have an awe inspiring effect that actually enlarges the space in the room.

Spacious Glass Showers

Another popular trend we predict for 2015 is expansive showers with a streamlined look using heavy glass shower doors. This type of shower is luxurious and non-obtrusive to the eye. Large, walk-in showers are easy and relaxing. Showering is not just a way to get clean, but an experience, a way to relax and unwind before or after a rough day. See Janssen Glass & Door’s heavy glass shower door portfolio for some great ideas.

Unique Sinks

Your bathroom’s vanity is an opportunity to show off some personality. We are seeing a departure from the traditional oval ceramic sinks, and a venture into the bold. Different shapes, colors, and materials are making their way into bathrooms across the country. Large copper or glass basins are becoming popular. If you have a smaller bathroom to work with, we’ve been seeing an increase in rectangular sinks that are long and thin, sitting closer to the wall saving space.

Mirror Tricks

Reflect your personality in the bathroom with great mirror design. Take your mirror floor to ceiling and make the room appear larger. We’ve even seen mirrored subway tiles that look both luxurious and modern.

Call Janssen Glass & Door to help you make your bathroom remodeling dreams a reality in 2015. Call us at (913) 677-5727 or (816) 472-5330.

Why Kansas City Homeowners Are Choosing Heavy Glass Shower Doors

frameless_euro_style_shower_door_brookside_2We predict 2015 is going to be another big year for heavy glass shower doors in Kansas City. In the past few years, we’ve seen a huge upward trend in the installation of these types of shower doors in homes all over the area from Overland Park to Lee’s Summit, and beyond. But why do homeowners prefer heavy glass shower doors to light glass shower doors, shower curtains, or any of the other number of options? Here’s what the glass experts at Janssen Glass & Door have discovered from talking to our large pool of customers.

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

Heavy Glass Shower Doors Are Easier to Care for

Cleaning and caring for heavy glass shower doors is a breeze, and homeowners love anything that makes their myriad tasks around the house shrink. Heavy glass doors are sturdy enough to stand on their own, without the support of a frame. This means there are fewer obstructions when trying to squeegee the shower doors clean after someone bathes. A few swipes is all it takes.

They Show Off Your Beautiful Shower

Less hardware means less distraction when it comes to heavy glass shower doors. Your focus is no longer on the shower doors themselves, but on the beauty of the shower behind them. You have the ability to show off the beautiful tile work inside your shower oasis.

They Are Not Obtrusive

Another great advantage to heavy glass shower doors is their beauty. Without the need of a frame, heavy glass shower doors have a crisp and clean look. They do not obstruct your view of the rest of the bathroom. It makes your room seem even more spacious, which is always a plus. Also, you don’t feel claustrophobic behind hardware or darkening curtains.

Call Janssen Glass & Door today at (913) 677-5727 or  (816) 472-5330 to install heavy glass doors in your Kansas City Shower.