Month: February 2015

Types of Glass for Your Shower Doors

Your Kansas City shower is your sanctuary. It’s where you can unwind, relax, and recharge. If you don’t feel that way about your bathroom, it’s time to let Janssen Glass & Door help change that. We specialize in glass shower doors, and can customize yours to fit whatever style you like. Many of our customers don’t know that we can create and install several different types of glass shower doors. Here’s a breakdown of our three most commonly requested shower door styles, in no particular order.

Frosted Glass Shower DoorsFrosted Glass Shower Doors

If you’re not one to bare it all, and enjoy a little more privacy while you unwind, frosted glass shower doors are the perfect fit for you. Frosted glass doors still allow light to penetrate the doors, but it blurs the view of what’s inside (and outside) of the shower enclosure. You can use frosted light glass shower doors with frames, or choose frosted heavy glass shower doors than can stand on their own with simple hardware. We can even install glass shower doors that are half frosted, and half clear. The possibilities are endless.

Patterned Glass Shower Doors

Patterned Glass Shower Door

If you have a more playful personality and enjoy unique surroundings, patterned glass shower doors will suit you well. When you choose Janssen Glass & Door to install your Kansas City shower doors you can choose from a wide array of patterns. From custom floral designs to simpler water ripple patterns, you can create any ambiance with so many choices.

Heavy Glass Shower Subway TilesHeavy Glass Shower Doors

Lastly, our most popular showers tend to be simplistic and modern clear heavy glass shower doors with minimal hardware. These types of shower doors can be customized with the type of hardware you choose to install with them. You can leave it simple with a smooth platinum door pull, or add more flair with a towel bar on the outside of the shower door.


Related Read: How to Embellish Your Shower & Bathroom for a Cohesive Style

Whatever your style, whatever your needs, call Janssen Glass & Door to help you create your custom bathroom at (913) 677-5727.

How to Embellish Your Shower & Bathroom for a Cohesive Style

Heavy Glass Shower Subway TilesWhen you choose heavy glass shower doors with Janssen Glass & Doors to install in your Kansas City bathroom, you’re making a great design decision. Heavy glass shower doors make for a non-obtrusive, streamlined look that show off the beautiful tile and stone work inside of  your shower. Add to the beauty of your bathroom by choosing the right hardware to hold your shower in place. Here’s a quick guide to finding the right style for your bathroom.

Choose a Style

The first decision you should make when it comes to your bathroom hardware is the type of style you want to use. Pick from modern, minimalist, traditional, or luxurious. Make sure you choose a style that will mesh with the rest of your bathroom.We love the options from Portals, a local Kansas city hardware manufacturer. If you like an elegant style, check out the symphony line of hardware Portals carries.

Pick a Material

Heavy Glass Shower Door Hardware

Next, decide what type of material you want your hardware to be made of. Silvery chrome tends to look more modern, while oil rubbed bronze leans more towards a rustic style, and gold is often thought of as more elegant. Portals gives you the ability to choose the same style in many different material and finish options, so that you can customize the look and feel of your bathroom.

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Decide How Much Embellishment You Want

Lastly, decide how much hardware you actually want to use on your heavy glass shower doors, and in the rest of your bathroom. When it comes to your shower, you can choose from a double or single pull, as well as adding a towel bar to the shower door. A double pull will give you the ability to pull and push from both inside and outside of the shower. If you decide to use a single pull on your shower door, you’ll only be able to push open your shower door from the inside. Adding a towel bar can also be useful for keeping your towels nearby. But the more hardware you use, the more obstructions you will add to your clean shower doors. There are no right or wrong answers. It’s all based on personal preference.

For shower door design help and installation, call the shower door experts at Janssen Glass & Door at (913) 677-5727 or (816) 472-5330.