Month: June 2020

Does Window Replacement Really Matter?

If you’re in the process of building a new home or renovating your current living space, you know that there are seemingly endless decisions to be made. For example, when it comes to windows for your new space, you will be bombarded with your choice of different window types, quality, glass selection and treatments.

It’s enough to make anyone feel overwhelmed.

In the face of so many decisions, you might be asking yourself: Does window placement really matter? And the answer is yes, window placement matters. A lot. Choosing the optimal physical location and orientation of your windows impacts your mood, energy bills and the function of your home.

Why Does Window Placement Matter?

Window placement matters for a variety of reasons. Chief among them:

  • Energy efficiency

By carefully planning where to install your windows you can bring sunlight and heat into a home during the winter months, but can also protect your home from direct heat and more.

  • Style and appearance

Your choice of window placement will help determine the style and the appearance of your home.

  • Bring the outdoors in

Windows allow homeowners to bring the outside in and create connection to the world around us. Embrace window placement that makes you feel more connected to your yard or neighborhood.

Window Placement for Energy Efficiency & More

Not only can the right window orientation and placement brighten the mood in any room; the proper window orientation can actually make your home more energy efficient. Orienting your windows toward the sun conserves energy in cool climates. Orienting windows away from the sun can help cut cooling costs in warm climates. And when you are saving energy, you are saving money!

Here is some information to help you determine which orientation will be the best fit for your room:

  • Northern Exposure

For even and natural lighting that will help you beat the summer heat, north-facing windows are the ticket. Northern exposure will provide consistent light throughout the day for a calm atmosphere, but it does not provide the most or brightest lighting.

  • Southern Exposure

South-facing windows allow for the most exposure to sunlight, especially in the winter months. However, southern exposure lighting tends to be a little harsh.

  • Eastern Exposure

Rise with the sun in a room with eastern-facing windows. Because eastern exposure provides the most sunlight in the morning hours, it is an early riser’s dream and a late sleeper’s nightmare.

  • Western Exposure

Bask in a warm afternoon glow and watch the sunset through your western-facing windows. But beware of the late-afternoon glare that might make you think twice about choosing western exposure for your TV room.

Planning Window Placement in Your Home With Help From Janssen Glass and Door

Planning window placement for your new or existing home? For optimal window placement consulting to sliding glass door repair and custom-cut glass solutions – lean on Janssen Glass and Door for all things glass and windows. Call 1-866-677-5727 today!

How to Differentiate Your Bathroom Using Tile

Your bathroom is your escape from the loud, fast-paced world. It’s where you are able to unwind and focus on yourself for a few minutes. So make the most of your bathroom by creating an inviting and relaxing space. How? Try creating the right shower with tile and we are sure the rest of your bathroom design will fall into place.

Traditional Shower TileGo Traditional with Subway Tile

From all subway tiles to glass tiles, try experimenting with a look that will work for you. Installing all glazed white subway tile will create a clean, simple, and traditional look and feel. Porcelain, ceramic, and glass tile all create a classic feel.

Mosaic Shower TileAccent with Glass Tile

Using glass mosaic tiles can create a more unique style that can help to incorporate a color scheme. From small, transparent mosaics to larger, opaque, shimmery tiles, there is an option for every style. Glass tile is usually suitable for both walls and countertops, so you can use it throughout your bathroom for the perfect accent tile. For example, use bright inserts of glass mosaic tile to update traditional, simple glazed tile. Use it to add a border or frame your shower shelving with glass mosaic tile. Further, multicolored mosaic tile patterns can provide textural and visual interest to any area of your bathroom.

Related Read: Updating Your Bathroom Is a Safe Investment

Stone Tile ShowerGo Natural with Stone Tiles

For a more natural look, go for stone tiles. Marble, limestone, travertine, and slate are all great choices. Pick from an array of tile sizes and colors. Go with a beige or sand colored stone for a lighter look, or a dark gray or blue stone for a deeper, richer look. You can even choose porcelain tile that looks like stone. Both come in a large range of shapes and colors for a customized look.

Show It Off with Heavy Glass Shower Doors

Whatever tiles you choose, make sure to show it off with beautiful heavy glass shower doors from Janssen Glass. Seamless glass shower doors are less obtrusive, and allow for a more tranquil and open view of your bathroom. Less clutter is good for the mind, and helps you relax – just want you want to be able to do in your bathroom.
Call the glass shower door experts to help finish off your dream bathroom at Janssen Glass & Door. You can reach us at (913) 677-5727.