Month: September 2022

Frameless Vs. Framed Shower Doors

Frameless versus framed shower doors – which is the best choice for your bathroom remodel? Janssen Glass demystifies the shower door dilemma. We specialize in shower doors and shower installation. When homeowners ask us which kind of door to install in their bathroom, like many other things, the answer is…it depends. The two main things it depends on is budget and style. 

What Is the Difference between Framed & Frameless Shower Doors?

First, let’s define what makes a shower door framed or frameless. A framed shower door is the classic shower door with a metal frame surrounding all the edges of the glass. The frame is necessary to support the glass and keep it from flexing or breaking. When advances in glass technology made heavy glass (thicker and more rigid) available, shower doors no longer required the frame for support. Frameless glass shower doors can be secured with a few simple clips. 

Framed Shower Doors Are More Affordable

Bathroom with framed shower doorsIf you are simply looking to upgrade a smaller, lesser used bathroom in your home, framed shower doors are usually ideal. While not as attractive because of the necessary frame, these doors are very utilitarian, but not unattractive. They simply aren’t considered as upscale or fancy as frameless doors. There are some semi-frameless shower doors as well that may only have one or two sides framed. These may provide a happy medium both when it comes to price and style.

Another consideration is whether children will be using the shower primarily. Framed shower doors usually keep water inside the shower better. Children are notorious for not paying attention to where the water is going, and frameless shower doors have gaps that will allow the water to escape if the spray is pointed or deflected directly at a small gap between panels. 

Frameless Shower Doors Are More Modern

Bathroom with frameless shower doors That being said, if you are remodeling a master bathroom or a main bathroom, frameless shower doors will add much more of a wow factor. If your goal is to update and upgrade, frameless is the way to go. Additionally, if your shower enclosure has detailed tile work, as many newer enclosures do, the frameless shower doors will be the best choice to show off its beauty. 

One other thing to consider is that frameless shower doors will make your bathroom  look bigger. They let in more light and don’t create the visual barrier that framed shower doors do. If you are trying to update a small or dark bathroom, it may be worth the money to go with frameless shower doors. While we’re on the subject of small bathroom spaces, you may be interested to learn about the no-tub trend in bathroom remodeling. You may have more room available than you think!

It Comes Down to Beauty Vs. Budget

So that’s our best advice. Carefully consider what you are trying to accomplish and the budget you have to work with. If beautiful, modern, or sophisticated are your goals, go frameless. If practical and affordable are your goals, a framed or semi-frameless shower door may be your best bet. Here are some other considerations when choosing a shower door: How to choose a shower door in 5 easy steps. If you’re not sure, visit our showroom where you can see examples of both kinds of shower doors. Our shower door experts can help you decide which one is right for your bathroom and budget. We can also design and install a custom shower for you. When it comes to shower door installation, Janssen Glass & Door is the place to call.

Call Janssen Glass & Door at (913) 677-5727 in Kansas and (816) 472-5330 in Missouri when you’re ready to remodel your bathroom. We can help you choose the shower door that’s perfect for you. 

Custom Glass in Kansas City (Residential & Commercial)

commercial-janssen-glass-KC-mall-forever-21Janssen Glass has been serving the Kansas City area since 1984. When it comes to custom glass projects, whether residential or commercial, we are the glass company to call. We have a custom glass shop with experienced craftsmen and designers on staff to create whatever you need. If you need help with a new construction project, a remodel, or a replacement, Janssen can match it perfectly.

Kansas City’s Go-To Commercial Glass Company

Whether you need glass for new construction projects or glass replacements and repairs, we’ve got your business covered. From glass entrances and storefronts to curtain walls and interior offices, Janssen Glass has been creating functional and fantastic office spaces in Kansas City for almost  40 years. Our designs can be found all across the metro from simple glass replacement jobs to some of the most elaborate and elegant spaces in KC. But we don’t stop at the entrance. We can also create custom glass shelves, mirrors, tabletops, and more to make  your office or retail store exactly what you want it to be. 

Fast Custom Residential Glass Services

Whether you need custom glass tabletops, glass shelves, mirrors, glass cabinet doors or a custom piece, we are your go-to glass company. We stock most kinds of glass (types, thicknesses, patterns, etc.) so you are sure to find something that matches your vision. Choose from over 20 patterns and edges. We will come to you, measure, discuss options, finalize a solution, create it, and install it. Our turnkey solution makes it fast, easy, and stress-free. And because we cut it right here in our full-line glass shop in Overland Park, turnaround time is impressive. We can usually have most residential projects finished within a few days. 

We Specialize in Glass Shower Doors

We specialize in custom glass shower doors. Whether you choose framed or frameless shower doors, our glass shower door replacement options can make any bathroom into a beautiful new space. We can custom design your shower enclosure as well. From small showers to luxury showers and steam rooms, just tell us what you have in mind. Call us for a free estimate anytime and speak to our knowledgeable staff, or come in and visit our showroom to see our shower door gallery

Custom Glass Specialists

Customization is our specialty. Whether for commercial or residential projects, our team of experienced craftsmen can custom design a solution and turn it around in record time with our in-house glass shop. We offer free estimates for any project. When you need custom glass solutions, call the experts. Our phones are answered by real people 24 hours a day. We believe personal service makes a difference. We are extremely proud of our 99% customer satisfaction rating. 

Call Janssen Glass & Door at (913) 677-5727 in Kansas and (816) 472-5330 in Missouri or contact us online.