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How Much on Average Does It Cost to Remodel a Bathroom?

At Janssen Glass, because we carry and install a wide variety of glass shower doors, we have been part of a lot of bathroom remodels. Kitchen and bathroom remodels are the most popular types of remodeling projects homeowners take on. That’s because they tend to be the rooms that become dated the fastest and they are also the remodeling projects that have the best return on investment when you sell your home. As a rule of thumb, the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) says you should expect to spend between 5 to 10% of your home’s value on a bathroom remodel.

Average Bathroom Remodeling Cost

According to Home Advisor’s 2021 estimates, the average bathroom remodel costs $10,788. Most homeowners spend between $6,152 and $15,426. The main factor when it comes to cost is the size of the bathroom. For that reason, we will break this down into two parts – small to medium sized bathrooms and larger (typically master) bathrooms. We will also provide some remodeling tips along the way. 

Remodeling a Small to Medium Size Bathroom – $6,500 Average

Using the same Home Advisor estimates, the national average to remodel a small bathroom is typically $6,500, but it can range anywhere from $1,500 up to $15,000 or more. Depending on how much you replace, if you do the work yourself or hire a professional, and if you choose higher-end fixtures, there can be a big difference in price. For comparison purposes, for a complete remodel, you will likely pay $70 per square foot for low-end fixtures with DIY labor, and up to $250 per square foot for high-end fixtures installed by a licensed contractor.

Tips to Save Money on Your Bathroom Remodel

If you are trying to remodel on a dime, the best way to update a bathroom without spending a lot of money is to simply update the existing vanity, countertop, shower doors, faucets, and light fixtures. Do not include any structural work that would require new electrical wiring or moving plumbing locations. This holds true for larger and smaller bathrooms. Think of it as an update or upgrade rather than a complete remodel. 

Remodeling a Large or Master Bathroom – $18,000 Average

Sticking with Homeadvisor estimates, a master bath remodel will run $10,000 to $25,000. The average homeowner can expect to pay about $18,000 for a complete master bathroom renovation. This includes a separate tub, shower, double vanity and larger space for cabinets and fixtures. On a large or master bath, you could spend $25,000 or more. Using the NKBA rule, that means that if your home is $250,000, 10% would be $25,000. That makes sense. 

Everything we said above holds true for the master bathroom – you can save money by updating rather than completely remodeling. But remember that in the master bathroom, potential buyers expect a little bit more luxury. So if you’re going to splurge, do it in the master bathroom rather than a smaller bathroom. Luxury showers are a recent trend, so consider replacing your large jetted tub with a smaller tub and use that extra space to expand your shower. Also, replace any framed shower doors with frameless doors to avoid making your bathroom look dated. 

Related Read: Top 4 Master Bathroom Remodeling Mistakes 

Bathroom Remodel Return on Investment – 66%

The good news is, no matter if you’re remodeling a small or large bathroom, on average, you’ll recoup about 66% of the remodel cost after you sell your home. Plus, remember that updated homes usually sell faster so that’s an added bonus. We hope this information helps you when making decisions on your bathroom remodel.  

If you need help with shower doors, shower configurations, or custom shower design, give Janssen Glass a call. We design custom shower enclosures every day. Call us at (913) 677-5727 or (816) 472-5330 or contact us online.

The One Thing Not to Skimp on in a Master Bathroom Remodel

We’ve all heard that kitchen and bathrooms are the rooms to remodel to sell your home fast and to get a good return on your investment when you do sell. That’s because these rooms are used every single day. They are also the rooms that tend to date a home because the fixtures, appliances, and countertops change styles dramatically every couple of decades. While in other rooms, (bedrooms, living rooms, dining rooms) the furniture is the star and that will be changed automatically by the new homeowner.  So if you’re remodeling your master bathroom be aware of this new trend and don’t be stuck wishing you’d done something different.

Trend of Luxury Showers

When was the last time you took a bath? Think about it. Most people today take a shower every day. Bathtubs are great to have if you have children and pets, but adults (the people who inhabit master bedrooms and bathrooms) will use the shower over 90% of the time. Knowing this, it makes sense that in the past decade or so, there has been a trend toward luxury showers – bigger, better, more shower heads, built-in benches, beautiful tilework, and frameless shower doors. Some people are even removing the bathtub to make room for a bigger, more luxurious shower enclosure. This luxury shower trend is just a sign of the times. 

Frameless Shower Doors

With that being said, the shower is becoming the focal point of the modern master bathroom. It’s no surprise that homebuyers are expecting a little more from their master baths and the shower doors are no exception. About a decade ago, heavy glass shower doors became popular. The thicker glass made it possible to go with a sleeker, more-glass, less-hardware look. Shower doors no longer needed a framework around them to support them and keep them from wiggling when being opened or closed. Frameless shower doors soon became the new updated look that designers and homeowners alike fell in love with. 

Framed Shower Doors Will Date Your Bathroom

Because we don’t remodel our homes very often, you may not be aware of this new trend in luxury showers or be familiar with frameless glass shower doors. If you haven’t seen new houses or read any designer blogs about modern bathrooms, you may think you can get by with traditional framed shower doors. Think again. Putting framed shower doors in an updated bathroom is like putting Avocado or Harvest Gold colored appliances in your kitchen. It was great in the 70s, but it will scream “outdated” today. Do your homework and don’t make this mistake when remodeling your master bathroom. Go with frameless shower doors for an upgraded and updated look. 

If you’re looking to upgrade your tub to a luxury shower, or just update your master bathroom shower, give Janssen Glass & Door a call. We create and build custom shower enclosures and we’d be happy to create the luxury shower of your dreams.  Call us at (913) 677-5727 or fill out a form online.

Bathroom Remodel Trend – Luxury Showers

Luxury showers are fast becoming one of the most popular bathroom trends. Homeowners are really embracing the shower as either a place to get a great start to their morning or a place to relax and unwind after a busy day. Showers are becoming so popular that many people are replacing the tub in their master bathroom with large, luxury showers. It’s definitely something to consider if you have a large tub that you rarely, if ever, use. In many bathroom remodels, removing the tub adds the extra space to expand the shower enclosure. Here are a few of the hottest design features being added to these modern luxury showers. 

Frameless Glass Shower Doors

Framed shower doors are a thing of the past. Once heavy glass doors became available about a decade ago, they have become the go-to style for luxury and elegance. Heavy glass rendered shower door frames unnecessary. Because the thicker glass didn’t flex, it no longer needed the extra support of the frame. This allowed for a more sleek look with no tracks and less hardware. These frameless glass shower doors also create a more open and spacious feel.

Built-in Benches

Built-in benches or floating benches are another addition we see often in luxury showers. These benches are usually integrated into the wall and covered in the same tile or stone as the shower walls for a seamless look. They make shaving legs or just sitting in the warm water much more comfortable. They are also great for those planning to age  in place.

Multiple Shower Heads

Today’s luxury showers usually feature more than one shower head. Dual handheld showerheads, a ceiling-mount showerhead, and/or multiple body jets all elevate the shower to create a spa-like experience.  

Steam Showers

Steam is a great way to relax and unwind and now you can create your own steam shower in your bathroom. This takes some specialized equipment and very precise installation of the glass shower enclosure to keep the steam inside. The ceiling must also be covered in stone or tile like the floor and walls and must be sloped slightly to allow the water from condensed steam to roll down instead of dripping off the ceiling. 

Audio Effects and Mood Lighting

Whether you like to listen to your favorite podcast in the morning or relax to soothing music at night, adding sound to your luxury shower experience is easy. Options like the wireless speaker showerheads make it as easy as running to the nearest home improvement store. Don’t forget about chromotherapy – look for color-changing LED showerheads to create any mood you desire. 

If you’re looking to upgrade your tub to a luxury shower, give Janssen Glass & Door a call. We create and build custom shower enclosures and we’d be happy to create the luxury shower of your dreams.  Call us at (913) 677-5727 or fill out a form online.

The Best Custom Glass Company in Kansas City

We know it sounds a bit “braggadocious,” but we also go to great lengths to live up to our reputation. Janssen Glass has been serving the Kansas City area since 1984. We are a local, family-owned and operated business and our reputation means everything to us and it all starts with customer service. It’s our number one focus. In fact, we have a  99% customer satisfaction rating. That’s right…99%. We are very proud of that rating and we work hard every single day to keep it up there. Truth be told, that one percent really irks us and we are striving for 100%. But you can be sure that we will do our best to give you fast, accurate, affordable service that we hope you will tell your friends and neighbors about. We serve the entire KC Metro including Olathe, Leawood, Lenexa, Overland Park, Prairie Village and downtown Kansas City, so chances are, you’re in our service area. Please give us a call (913) 677-5727 in Kansas and (816) 472-5330 in Missouri

Commercial & Residential Glass Repair, Installation, and Replacement

We specialize in both commercial and residential glass repair, installation and replacement. We have a custom glass shop with experienced craftsmen and designers on staff to help your new construction project, remodel, or replacement match perfectly. And because it’s on-site, our turnaround time can’t be beat. If you need a residential or commercial glass service company, Janssen Glass is your best choice.

Commercial Glass Services

Janssen has been providing businesses with glass replacements and repairs for almost 40 years. From entrances and storefronts to large-scale curtain walls, to interior offices, we can do it all. 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. We can also create custom glass tabletops, glass shelves, mirrors and more to enhance your office or retail store space. One of the best services we offer is 24-hour commercial emergency glass replacement, board-up and glass door repairs. We know how important fast service is in an emergency and we’re there for you. 

Residential Glass Services

Homeowners love Janssen’s residential glass repair and replacement services for our incredible customer service, our huge variety of glass patterns, our fast turnaround time and custom designs. Whether you need custom glass tabletops, glass shelves, mirrors, shower doors, glass cabinet doors or a custom piece, we are your best choice. Plus, we specialize in heavy glass shower door replacement and custom shower enclosures. You can choose from a wide variety of glass styles, edges, and patterns. Check out our shower door gallery. Call us for a free estimate anytime and speak to our knowledgeable staff. They will be able to answer any questions and they care about your satisfaction.

Please give us a call (913) 677-5727 in Kansas and (816) 472-5330 in Missouri. See why Janssen Glass is the best in Kansas City!

24-Hour Emergency Commercial Glass Repair in Kansas City

When you have a glass emergency, whether it’s the middle of the day or the middle of the night, Janssen Glass is there for you when you need us. Call us 24 hours a day, seven days a week in Kansas City.

Common Sizes Always in Stock
At Janssen Glass and Door, we stock standard commercial doors, frames, and hardware as well as a deep inventory of different types of glass so we can be ready for  an emergency repair. We carry more than a dozen manufacturers’ doors. Don’t let Mother Nature or car accidents, or even criminals drag your business down. When you have an emergency, you don’t have time to wait for someone to buy material for the job. You want a company that is ready to roll when you need them. Get up and running fast with Janssen Glass. 

On-Site Glass Repairs for Fast Turnaround
For sizes that aren’t standard, you want a company that can cut glass on site, and fix your problem immediately. If the display window of your storefront breaks, you don’t want to hear that your service repair company has to go back to their shop to cut the glass to size while your store remains exposed. At Janssen, we understand that and that’s why we’re prepared.

24-Hour Emergency Glass Service
If you have an emergency in the middle of the night, you shouldn’t have to wait until morning to call for assistance. A reputable glass repair company should provide 24-hour services for security reasons. We’re who you want in an emergency. 

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

Fast, Affordable Glass Repair in Kansas City

 

If you’re looking for fast and affordable glass repair in Kansas City, look no further than Janssen Glass. We have been in business since 1984 and we are the glass experts. From residential to commercial, we do it all.

Our In-House Glass Shop Means Quick Turnaround

We’ve got decades of experience, so there’s no project that’s too complicated. We have a glass shop in-house so we can cut to exact specifications quickly and accurately. We carry a wide variety of glass types, styles, colors and patterns. You tell us what you want, and we make it happen quickly. Our team of experts is very efficient and that means most residential glass projects only take a few days to complete. Whether you need custom glass tabletops, glass shelves, mirrors, glass cabinet doors or a custom piece, we are your best choice for residential glass repair and replacement. Plus, we specialize in heavy glass shower door replacement and custom shower enclosures. 

24-Hour Commercial Glass Repair

We know when there’s damage to your business, getting it boarded up and getting the glass windows and doors replaced quickly is paramount to security. We have been replacing damaged glass for businesses for over 30 years and we get it. Our team will be there quickly, whether it’s the middle of the night or middle of the day with 24-hour glass repair service seven days a week. We carry many doors and window glass in stock so we can replace it usually immediately. In most cases, we can replace the glass immediately, rather than board up the building, because we have the ability to cut glass on-site to any custom size. When your business needs glass repair, call Janssen Glass & Door.  

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

Seeing Is Believing – Enhance Your Business with Glass

As a business owner, you take pride in helping the customers you serve each and every day. Whether you are a small business store selling clothing, candy, or computer equipment, the appeal of your store for consumers can be the difference between them stopping in and potentially converting into sales, or simply passing you by. 

Glass Doors and Windows Increase Foot Traffic

If your business relies on foot traffic, having glass doors at the entrance of your building or in front of your store, will help to pull those feet inside. It’s easy. Interest in your products starts with the eyes. If no one can see what you sell, you’ve just lost potential customers. The fact that the door is glass makes it possible to tempt that passerby to come see what caught their eye. By installing a glass door, you will be able to display your most popular or newest products immediately to those who are passing by. This is especially helpful for businesses that continually change their product offerings for varying seasons or holidays. 

Glass Doors Make Your Business More Attractive

Let’s face it. When a customer comes to your business, one of the most noticeable features is the front entrance. Every customer has to physically walk through the entrance to be able to explore the goods that you offer inside (we’re talking brick and mortar businesses here, obviously). You have to make a good first impression. You want to make it as inviting as possible to your type of customers. Because they are clear, glass doors have the added benefit of providing natural light which creates a welcoming ambiance that will beckon them inside. There are many different types of glass doors, so you can customize the look to fit what your business is about. From sleek and modern to country chic, your doors can say much more than you think. 

Glass Doors and Windows Help Signal That Your Store Is Popular

Another benefit is that with glass doors, other people will be able to see that your store is becoming popular when people shop there. Stores that appear busy will attract more shoppers, because they will be victims of FOMO (fear of missing out). All they have to do is look inside to see not only what you sell, but that it’s popular too.

Here at Janssen Glass, we specialize in providing beautiful and often elegant doors and windows for our commercial clients. We are happy to work with your business to install the perfect style door or windows that really speak to your customers and increase foot traffic and sales.

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

Top 4 Master Bathroom Remodeling Mistakes

 

 

If you’re remodeling your bathroom, make sure you do it right. There are a few mistakes that you’ll want to avoid. At Janssen Glass & Door, we know a thing or two about bathroom remodels. We design and install custom shower enclosures in Kansas City and we’ve been called in to fix a few homeowner missteps. We’ve also heard a lot of coulda, woulda, shoulda stories from homeowners as well. Here are a few common mistakes that you’ll want to avoid.

Not Going with Heavy Glass Shower Doors

Heavy glass shower doors, sometimes called frameless shower doors are made from a thicker, heavier glass so they don’t depend on the frame for strength. Frameless glass is the most modern look you can get. It’s more beautiful because there’s less hardware (tracks and frames) and it creates a sleeker, more updated feel. If you’re updating or upgrading your bathroom, it doesn’t make sense to put outdated framed shower doors into a modern environment. We’ve heard more than one homeowner lament that they wished they’d have spent the extra money especially when the upgrade was to the master bathroom.

Keeping the Tub That You Never Use

Tubs are common in all bathrooms, but many times, they’re rarely used. There’s no rule that says you have to have a tub in your bathroom. If you’re a soaker, by all means, keep it! But if you hardly use it, why not repurpose that space to create a luxury master shower that you’ll use and enjoy every day? Trust us, you’ll never miss it if you don’t use it anyway. Tear it out and make space for a zero-entry shower enclosure that meets all of your needs. Add a comfortable built-in bench, beautiful tile, multiple shower heads, or even a steam shower. The possibilities are endless when you free yourself from the tub idea.

Not Making the Shower Larger

Just because your shower is the size it is doesn’t mean it has to stay that way. Sometimes, reconfiguring the room will create an entirely new layout that makes more room for expanding the shower enclosure. Many homeowners get rid of the tub altogether or remove walls to free the commode from its tiny room and the result is a more open, airy, spacious, spa-like design. If you’re updating, now is the time to rethink everything – walls, tubs, windows, everything!

Not Updating the Tile in the Shower

This one is critical if your remodel is on a house over 30 years old. Back in the 90s, plain old tile was par for the course. Small, uniform, basic tile was the norm. Today’s showers are stunningly beautiful with coordinating tile patterns, soap and shampoo coves in the design, built-in benches, etc. If you update your shower doors, but still have the old white ceramic soap holder hanging on the wall, you haven’t really updated your shower. It’s like leaving the old white ceramic toilet paper holder and towel bars on the walls. Make sure you update everything. Otherwise, your remodel will look half-done.

We design custom shower enclosures for our customers every day, so talk to us before you make any mistakes. We can help you choose the right shower doors and a lot more. Call Janssen Glass & Door at (913) 677-5727 in Kansas and (816) 472-5330 in Missouri when you’re ready to remodel your bathroom.

Top 4 Reasons to Go with Heavy Glass Shower Doors

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you look at any newly built or modern home, you’ll notice one thing about the bathroom shower doors – they’re frameless. A quick trip down the timeline will give you a snapshot of their history, how they came to be, and why people love them so much.

History of Frameless Shower Doors
Glass shower doors didn’t become popular until the early 1960s. Frameless glass became possible with the invention of tempered glass (which was much more durable and therefore safer than standard glass) but these large panes of glass required a metal frame to add stiffness and stability. Prior to that, most people bathed in tubs and used a fabric curtain for privacy. Then, it wasn’t until the invention of heavy glass in the early 1970s that frameless glass shower doors became available. They were rare and mainly found in upper class homes. Fast forward to the turn of the century and heavy glass finally made its way into the mainstream. By 2010, it was not uncommon to see heavy glass shower doors in new homes and used to update older homes in remodeling projects.

What Is Heavy Glass?
Shower doors used to be made of thin and flexible glass. They required a metal frame for support and safety. Heavy glass is significantly thicker (3/8” to 1/2” thick). Because they are thicker, “heavier”, and more rigid, they can stand alone without flexing and breaking. There is no wiggling when they are opened and closed. But there are plenty of other reasons you’ll love heavy glass shower doors:

  1. Framed Shower Doors Look Dated
    If your goal is to update your bathroom, installing framed shower doors is like taking a step back in time – the opposite of what you’re trying to accomplish. Heavy glass shower doors will create a sleek, modern look and will keep it looking current for the next decade or two. But that’s not the only advantage.

  2. Less Hardware Provides a Sleeker Look
    Unlike thin glass doors, heavy glass doors need much less hardware. Instead of a frame all the way around them, all that is required is simple clips, handles, and channels. Minimal hardware almost makes the doors disappear from a design standpoint. This is also beneficial if you have upgraded your tile work. Now it is clearly on display and it becomes the focus, not the hardware.

  3. Frameless Shower Doors Make Bathrooms Feel Bigger
    Heavy glass doors will give your bathroom more of a modern look but that is not the biggest impact they have. Installing heavy glass will give an open feeling and actually make the bathroom seem bigger than before. The lack of a frame really opens the space up visually and can make cramped rooms feel more open and average size bathrooms feel spacious. The smaller the room, the bigger the impact.

  4. Heavy Glass Shower Doors Are Easier to Clean
    Frameless designs also make cleaning a breeze. No more gunky, moldy tracks to try to get into. There is less mold, mildew, and even fewer water spots because the smooth surface of the glass doesn’t provide anywhere for them to accumulate.

If you’re updating your bathroom, we highly recommend heavy glass shower doors. We have many beautiful styles to choose from. Give us a call and we can help you decide which ones work best for your remodel or addition. We can also custom design a shower enclosure to fit your space perfectly. 

Call Janssen Glass & Door at (913) 677-5727 in Kansas and (816) 472-5330 in Missouri when you’re ready to remodel your bathroom.

It’s Okay to Snub the Tub in Your Bathroom Remodel

 

 

 

 

 

Until the early 1960s bathtubs ruled the world! Showers (the kind we know today with no tub) weren’t even invented yet. The showerhead was simply the next improvement to the tub. The tub was always there to catch the shower water. It makes sense. People needed a way to collect water to bathe (which they didn’t do nearly as often in the good old days). Let’s face it, it was a hassle to warm the water, pour it in the tub, and bathe before it got too cold. Indoor plumbing helped a lot, but still, it was the bathtub that reigned supreme in every bathroom.

Reasons for the No-Tub Trend

Flash forward to today. Not many people even take baths anymore. Most take a quick, convenient shower and rush off to work. So, it begs the question: Do we really need a bathtub in the bathroom anymore? Apparently, many people believe we don’t. In recent years there has been a trend toward removing the bathtub altogether especially from the master bath. What are the reasons behind this trend?

Increased Accessibility

One of the factors is related to an aging population of baby boomers. Tubs can be hard to get into and out of for older people who are less flexible and less mobile. This group (and it is a large group) has opted many times to replace a large tub with a more accessible shower. Showers are easier to navigate and can even accommodate wheelchairs if they are built to be zero entry. Many boomers are choosing to “age in place” and are changing their homes to meet their needs.

More Space

Big soaking tubs take up a lot of floor space. Some homeowners are trading in their tubs to make room for more counter space, dual face bowls, a more open room, and even luxury showers. If you have a large tub and never use it, it’s really not an asset. It’s just wasted space.

Busy Lifestyles

Today’s lifestyles are much busier than they were decades ago when most homes were built. Most people don’t have the time for a long, leisurely soak in a large tub. The large jetted tubs that were all the rage 20, 30, and 40 years ago, just don’t have the same appeal.

Luxury Showers 

As time marches on, more and more homeowners are replacing their tubs with luxury showers. These enclosures are larger, brighter, feature heavy glass shower doors and beautiful tile work with built-in nooks for shampoo bottles and integrated benches for seating. Along with upgraded features like multiple heads, steam features, audio systems, aromatherapy and so much more, these showers deliver as luxurious an experience as any bathtub.

It’s hard to say what will come next as lifestyles and technology bring new changes, but if you’re considering a bathroom remodel, don’t be afraid to snub the tub and go all-in on a luxury shower. Frankly, after centuries of bathtubs taking center stage, it’s about time the shower got its day in the spotlight.  

If you’re updating your bathroom, we highly recommend heavy glass shower doors. We have many beautiful styles to choose from. We can also custom design a shower enclosure to fit your space perfectly. 

Call Janssen Glass & Door at (913) 677-5727 in Kansas and (816) 472-5330 in Missouri when you’re ready to remodel your bathroom.