Month: April 2015

Open Up Your Kitchen with Glass Accessories

Most people spend a considerable amount of time in their kitchen every day. It’s where you fuel your stomach and your soul. It’s a place to use all your senses while cooking a family meal, and to spend valuable time with the ones you love. But don’t let a less-than-favorable kitchen area stop you from enjoying that time to the fullest. One of homeowners’ biggest complaints about their kitchens tends to be space and light. There’s only so much you can do about the tangible amount of space, but there are several ways to work with that space to make it seem bigger and more appealing.

Custom Glass Front Kitchen CabinetsGlass Cabinets

A great way to open up your kitchen, and make it appear brighter, is by switching out your current solid material cabinets for glass front cabinets. There are lots of ways to make this look mesh with the style of your kitchen too. If you have more of a traditional style, try installing glass front cabinets with grids (like your windows) on one wall. For a more modern spin, try entirely glass front cabinets without a frame paired with simple hardware.

Custom Glass ShelvingGlass Shelves

Another way to create a more roomy feel is to replace open shelving with glass shelves. Whether it’s placed inside a framed shelving structure, or stand-alone shelving, glass shelves allow you to keep your storage space, while still creating a more open, airy space which light can more easily pass through. You can even pair glass shelves with glass front cabinets for a super open effect. This does wonders for small kitchens, or kitchens that don’t get a lot of natural light because it allows you to capitalize on the small amount that you do have.

Glass kitchen AppliancesGlass Front Refrigerators

Another insanely cool feature we’ve been seeing in kitchens lately is glass front appliances, like refrigerators. While an image of frigid, and poorly lit grocery stores might come to mind, it’s much different. These refrigerators are much more modern and sophisticated. Again, it creates less of a barrier for your eyes, creating more depth to the room. While these were originally popular among the restaurant industry’s top chefs, these appliances have really gone mainstream. They also work with a large array of styles. You don’t need a super modern kitchen for it to work. Glass front refrigerators look beautiful in elegant and sophisticated kitchens, even rustic kitchens!

Call the Kansas City glass experts at Janssen Glass & Door to help you create a more open and light kitchen without having to deal with any major remodeling. You can reach us at (913) 677-5727.

3 Cool Ways to Incorporate Glass into Your Pool Area

Summer is right around the corner here in Kansas City, which means those of you with pools are getting them  prepped. If you’re ready to take your pool to the next level this summer, call the glass experts at Janssen Glass & Door. There are a few ways to incorporate glass into your pool area that will transform it into a modern, luxurious, and safer place to spend those sweltering summer days.

Glass Walled PoolGlass Wall Swimming Pool

Installing glass walls in your swimming pool definitely ups the cool factor. It gives your pool an infinity edge, that makes for a great optical illusion. Whether you choose to install custom glass for all your pool’s walls, or just one of them, it creates a one-of-a-kind look that your guests will “oohh and ahh” over.

Use Glass to Fence in Your PoolGlass Gate Around Pool

Another way to incorporate glass into your pool area, is to use custom glass railings to create a fence around your pool. This is great for homeowners with kids. This allows you to keep small children out of  harm’s way, without obstructing your view of your serene pool. Net fences can be distracting, and make your pool area look cluttered, and a rope is not enough to keep kids away from the pool.

Looking for other ways to spruce up your outside living area for the spring and summer? Check out our blog post, 3 Ways to Use Glass to Beautify Your Patio.

Hot Tub Glass WallCreate a Glass Enclosed Hot Tub

If you also have a hot tub connected to your pool, you can create a spectacular view by using glass to enclose the half circumference that’s connected to the pool.  It will look like the water is rising straight out of the pool. You can also do this with standalone hot tubs.

Call Janssen Glass & Door  today at (913) 677-5727 to install custom glass pieces into your pool area before pool season is in full swing.