Month: January 2017

How to Create the Glass Gallery Wall of Your Dreams

janssen-glass-gallery-wall-living-room-styleWe’ve all got one. That sad, blank wall that’s begging for some extra attention. Whether it needs something to brighten it, make it look interesting, or make it the focal point of the room, you can do it all with a gorgeous gallery wall. You’ve seen them all over Pinterest, but what about creating one in your own home? Here’s how to make it happen.

janssen-glass-stairway-gallery-wallDecide What You’d Like

First thing’s first, what do you want to add to your gallery. Whether it’s glass framed art or family photos, nature scenes, prints, or paintings; the options are endless.

Different sized frames or equal sized ones are a matter of personal choice as is using different shapes beyond squares for the overall feel. Glass floating shelves are another option to consider in your gallery. Whether you choose to make it themed, or a beautiful combination of all the things you love, either way there are no rules to follow so have fun!

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Play Around Until It’s Perfect

With your gallery pieces ready, place them on the floor just below or near the wall you wish to use. Move them around, add or subtract pieces until you have a design that you love. One hint is to start with the largest or your favorite piece first (perhaps a gorgeous mirror to maximize the space), make that your centerpiece, and work out from there.

If you feel like you have a pattern you like, but aren’t ready to nail it into the wall quite yet, use newspaper to finalize your decision. Cut to the size of each piece you plan on putting on your wall and hang with painter’s tape to mimic the pattern you just laid out. It may sounds tedious, but this way you can get a good idea for spacing and what it will look like overall. This also leaves you the opportunity to move things around before it’s “set in stone.”

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Last But Not Least

When you’re finally ready, it’s time to complete the product. Gather your tools and make sure you have a level and a ruler handy to avoid crooked edges and inconsistent spacing. Remember, there are no rules to go by while creating your gallery wall. If you love it as a whole, and the individual pieces within it, consider it a success!

Need help with some glass elements for your gallery wall? Contact the experts at Janssen Glass and see what custom-made glass shelves or unique mirrors we can create for your unique project!

The Top Bathroom Remodeling Trends of 2017

It’s the start of a new year, and with it comes new trends in remodeling. If you’re looking to refinish your bathroom with the latest and greatest, then you’re in luck, because we’ve put together a handy list that includes just that.

Radiant Flooring

Heating your bathroom shouldn’t ever be a problem if you use radiant floor heating. Luxury comes with warm toes on a cold winter’s morning, and this little bit of extra will never go wrong. It also makes your house a hot commodity at resale because future buyers simply love this added feature (especially in the colder climates).

Frameless Glass Doors

janssen-radiant-flooring-bathroom-remodelSimple, elegant and clean is the way to go when choosing your glass shower doors. Frameless doors add value to your home with their beauty and impact. The trick is getting them installed perfectly, which is easily done by hiring a professional (as the glass is heavy and breakable, it’s best to have someone who knows what they’re doing), such as the ones at Janssen Glass. Frameless doors are the newest trend in showers, giving your bathroom an automatically updated feel.

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White Tile

While bold colors are coming into style, white tile has remained classic and stylish. If you’re wanting to make an impact but don’t want to take the risk of new colors, white is the way to go. Buyers love a clean look, and white tiles in any pattern or design are one way of making a statement.

Natural Materials

Organic is on the rise, as is incorporating “green” touches into your remodels. Bamboo flooring seems to be a fan favorite, but other organic touches seem to be making their mark too. The key is to not go overboard, and use the touches as just that.

Smart Storage

When wanting to make a statement with your new bathroom, you need to remember to make it practical as well. The newest trends show smarter storage, with vertical built in cabinets, or decorative armoires. Whatever your decision, the storage is the important part.

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Brass Accentsjanssen-brass-sink-accents-bathroom-tasks

Brass accents are back in style! To be fair, the seventies touch can be a bit much if you go too far, but brass faucets in a lovely bathroom will add just a little bling to the room. 2017 is promising to bring back this style, as more and more homeowners are finding it appealing.

Geometric Designs

And finally, the latest and biggest in bathroom trends is the introduction of geometric design; the bolder the better. Patterns and designs in the most modern of geometric style are coming into play now, with buyers and remodelers looking for impact.

Remodeling should, of course, be done to fit your needs and style, but if you know you’re going to sell in the future, it’s good to know what trends to follow.

Ready to start your remodel? We’d love to help! Feel free to contact the experts at Janssen Glass today!