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Custom Glass for Any Project You Can Imagine

At Janssen Glass, customization is our specialty. If you have a glass project for your home that’s not just the run-of-the-mill, we are the company to call. We will come to you, measure, discuss options, finalize a solution, create it, and install it. Because we stock most kinds of glass (types, thicknesses, patterns, etc.) and 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. So call us today and let’s get started!

Glass To Get OrganizedGlass to Get Organized

Need an instant message board to keep your family on track? Don’t go with the ugly, store-bought variety. Create your own with a simple frame and a piece of custom cut glass. That way, it looks much more custom and built-in than a cheap board you’d buy at the discount store. You can even customize the color behind it to complement your room’s decor.

exceptional backsplashA Clearly Exceptional Backsplash

Glass backsplashes are becoming more and more popular. We can cut glass to fit any space you need. Don’t forget, we also have patterned glass to add an extra touch of style. Clear and simple or etched and elegant, we’ll make your backsplash unique.

Simple Glass ShelvesGo Ahead…Be Shelf-ish

Simple glass shelves add interest to an ordinary window. Add plants, decorative china, whimsical signs, or anything that suits your fancy. Give your window some personality!

Island Themed GlassIsland Fun

Who says your kitchen island has to be made of wood? Only your imagination is the limit when it comes to glass. Add colored glass, etched glass, or patterned glass to create a one-of-a-kind kitchen centerpiece that really makes an impression!

Glass Patio Privacy ScreenPatio Privacy Screen

Don’t forget about using glass outdoors too. Create a privacy screen that adds bright colors and a touch of whimsy to your outdoor space.

We can cut glass to fit any dimensions, so just give us a call. Our phones are answered by real people 24 hours a day. We are extremely proud of our 99% customer satisfaction rating. We offer free estimates for any project and fast turnaround. Let us help you make your home exactly what you want it to be with unique custom glass projects.

If you have a dream for your home and it includes custom glass installation, call us at (913) 677-5727 or contact us online. We’ll work with you to make your dream a reality!

Make Your Home Clear, Light, and Modern with Glass Shelves

Without a doubt, glass shelves lend their own sense of chic style to any room they adorn. From powder rooms to patios, they elevate the decor with their air of sophistication and sleekness. Here are some wonderful examples we found on Pinterest to help inspire you to incorporate glass shelves into your home and take it from regular to refined.

Powder Room Perfection

Simple and sleek, these glass shelves in the bathroom automatically give it a more upscale attitude. Be careful, they could spark a spa-inspired makeover!

Powder Room Perfection

Get That Gallery Look

The clean lines and minimal visual weight help to keep the focus on the items being displayed rather than the shelves themselves. The effect brings to mind a serene museum setting. These shelves are perfect for displaying collections of just about anything.

That Gallery Look

Simple Elegance

These inset glass shelves perfectly complement the clean lines and cool white walls of these built-ins. The look is simple and elegant at the same time.

Simple Home Elegance

Floating Glass Shelves

A single central support creates a sense of airiness while differing shelf lengths keep the eye moving in a gentle circle. The hint of blue in the glass introduces a liquid element adding to its calming capabilities.

Floating Glass Shelves

Maximize Sunlight

Glass shelves in kitchen windows add space without sacrificing light. Plants, pretty dishes, cut flowers, or canister sets will all look stunning when on display on these shelves.

Maximize Sunlight In Home

Raise the Bar

What better choice for a wet bar than heavy glass shelves. With ample space for glassware and the strength to support liquor bottles too, heavy glass is a perfect choice – bar none! The mirror behind collects ambient light and reflects it back keeping the corner, and perhaps your guests, lit.

Raise The Bar

We hope we’ve inspired you to add some glass shelves to your home. If you need help with custom sizes, beveled edges, or installation, give us a call at Janssen Glass and we’ll be happy to help create your new glass shelf addition. Call us at (913) 677-5727 or contact us online.

From Swinging, to Sliding, to Folding, Window Walls Are Practical & Impressive

We always think of glass when talking about windows, but glass can be used to create walls as well. Window walls are are making a splash in modern home design. Take a look at some of these ingenious ways to use glass walls as interior room separators as well as doors to the outside.

Folding Interior Window Wall


This folding interior window wall allows the kitchen to be closed off from the adjacent room without reducing the amount of light in the room. It also allows for a wide walkway when open for easy access even if there’s a crowd of people.






Interior Pocket Doors

These interior pocket doors disappear into the walls when not in use. Even partially closed, they create a feeling of privacy and coziness despite the fact that they are mostly clear glass.







Pivoting Exterior Doors



These pivoting exterior doors create an easy way to extend the room to include the adjacent patio. They also allow for an uninhibited view when closed, so nature always seems near.





Sliding Window Wall

This sliding window wall with its triple track almost disappears when open. The sections slide back to the width of only one panel when fully open. It’s a great way to separate rooms with a large expansive opening between them.  


If you’re looking for a way to open up your floor plan, consider removing solid walls and replacing them with window walls. They will give you walls when you want walls and open spaces when you don’t. Plus, we think they look pretty impressive too.  

If you’d like to see more ways glass can enhance your home, check out our blog or stop by our showroom to see a wide variety of bathroom shower doors, shelves, glass tabletops, mirrors and more. Call Janssen Glass at (913) 677-5727 or contact us online.

Digitally Printed Glass: Welcome to the Wave of the Future

Digitally Printed GlassA new, cutting-edge technology is changing the way that glass can be customized. Introducing digitally printed glass! Many designers believe that digitally printed glass is not only the trend of the future but admit that it is becoming wildly popular right now as a way of decorating a home. It allows homeowners to personalize their homes in ways that just weren’t possible before. Not only does it allow a completely new way to express yourself in your home, but each design, photo, or piece of art you choose to have digitally printed, becomes a piece of virtual reality because the process brings whatever is printed vibrantly to life.

How Is Digitally Printed Glass Made?

Digitally printed glass is created by using a digital file of a symbol, image, or pattern which a machine then prints onto the surface of the glass. The ink used is ceramic and is then thermally cured which makes it difficult (if not impossible) to damage. The ceramic ink comes in an assortment of colors depending on the colors in the digital file provided. Your imagination is the limit to what you can create!

Digitally Printed Glass Is Durable

The digital printing process begins with digital glass printers, ceramic inks, and image processing software that is integrated and infused with each other to create any customized and one-of-a-kind look in any piece of glass. The inks, once tempered, become a part of the glass, resulting in a scratch and weather resistant final piece.

Creative Ways to Incorporate Printed Glass into Your Home

Printed Glass in HomeBut in reality, the process starts with imagining new ways to use glass in your home. Do you have a favorite picture of your child from a recent trip? Show it off in your living room. Are you a lover of art? Then display that love in your kitchen or have a large glass panel display in your living room. Do you have a whimsical side? Then let the guest bathroom shower display that. Do you want to add some “warmth” to a room? Then get a fireplace. The brightness and clarity of digital glass will bring you back to a calm sunny day each time you shower or relive a special and momentous day each time you walk into your living room.

Digitally Printed Glass for Outdoors

Digitally Printed Glass OutdoorsDigital printed glass is not limited to the inside of your home. Imagine making your patio more private and colorful by surrounding it with glass panels or adding a serene scene around your pool with a digital glass fence.

These are just a few ways customers are utilizing this new technology. If you’d like to learn more about what digital printing can bring to your home or business, give Janssen Glass a call at (913) 677-5727 or contact us online today!

10 Ways To Enhance Your Patio With Custom Glass

Did you know you can get more out of your patio with glass enhancements? If you are considering updating your patio and you want to be the envy of all of your neighbors, this list of stunning custom glass upgrades will give you inspiration to take the plunge into having the outdoor look you’ve always dreamed of. You’ll never think of your patio the same way again.

1.  Glass Gazebo

A beautiful custom glass gazebo can become the focal point of your patio and yard with its unique and elegant look. Additionally, this backyard retreat will keep you well protected on a rainy day or allow you to take advantage of the warming rays of the sun on a cooler afternoon while blocking the chilly wind.

2. Pergolas

PergolasWhile pergolas do not include walls and are known to be open and airy, adding glass to the top of a pergola can be the perfect way to enhance your patio. The glass roof offers a protective cover while not blocking the sun or your view of the sky above.

3.  Folding Glass Patio Walls

A folding glass patio wall will have a considerable impact on your patio. When closed, a glass wall is a statement piece offering forever views. The ability to open that wall expands your living space and brings the outdoors in while allowing a great area for entertaining.

4.  Decking Panels or Railings

Any panels or railings made completely of wood are wonderful but will obstruct your view of a yard you are proud to show off. Replacing them with custom glass panels will allow the same protection while enhancing the look of your outdoor space. Panels made of heavy glass are thick and sturdy enough to handle the demands of the great outdoors.

5.  Glass Pool Fencing

Glass Pool FencingLike the panels and railings above, glass fencing can be used around your pool. For safety reasons, glass is a plus as it permits you an unobstructed view of the pool from diverse areas of the yard. Plus, this facelift will give your pool a resort feel.

6.  All-Season Room

Get more use out of your patio year round by enclosing it in glass. Imagine watching a snowstorm cuddled up on the couch reading a book or watching a movie. It’s a great way to connect the indoors to the great outdoors.

7.  Glass Tables

Glass adds beauty and sparkle. Simply updating a current patio tabletop with a custom cut glass top is an easy way to update your patio area.

8.  Exercise Room

If you’ve always wanted an exercise room, enclose your patio and transform it into one. The sunny area with a great view of the outdoors will keep you motivated.

9.  Glass Fire Pit Wind Guard

Glass Fire Pit Wind GuardPatio gathering spaces are more comfortably enjoyed into the cooler evening with a fire. A custom glass wind guard surrounding a fire pit allows for the enjoyment of the warmth of a fire with the additional reflective beauty of glass. A uniquely produced guard will add its own charm as it shelters the flames from the wind.

10.  Patio Mirrors

Mirrors are easily incorporated into any patio design. Custom sizing and shapes will add beauty to any space. Mirrors will reflect back the colors of your yard and even make a small space feel larger.

Give Janssen Glass a call at (913) 677-5727 or contact us online if you are ready to add an elegant custom glass upgrade to your patio.

How to Extend Your Patio Season with Glass

Just because the weather gets cooler in the fall, here in the Kansas City area, you don’t have to sacrifice time outdoors! Consider adding glass to enhance your patio. There are many ways to add glass to your patio that will add to its beauty and functionality. Glass also makes an excellent windbreak without obstructing your view. Envision trying one of the following four ideas in your backyard. It may just make your patio your favorite place to be in the fall season.

Make the Entrance to Your Patio a Sliding Glass Wall

sliding glass wall for patio

A sliding wall that opens to a back patio is a great way to extend your living area both visually and literally. By replacing the wall with movable glass, you naturally extend your home to the outside by removing any physical barriers. Imagine the ease of entertaining and how wonderful your next family gathering would be with the addition of a sliding glass wall.

Fire Pit Wind Guards Allow You to Enjoy the Warmth No Matter the Wind

glass wind guard for fire pitFire pits have become an extremely popular staple in many backyards, especially on cool nights. But sometimes cool nights are windy nights which disturb your fire.

The perfect solution is a glass wind guard that perfectly surrounds your fire pit. Enjoy the fire pit, reap the warmth, and assure that the flames stay in place.

Enclosed Patios Protect from Rain, Wind & Cold

Enclosing part or all of your patio with glass would give you longer periods of use assuring that you are still able to enjoy the outdoors, even when it’s rainy, windy or cool. Glass patio enclosures are attractive, leave the view intact, and add value to your home.

Glass Pergolas Add a Touch of Class

glass pergola for patio
Glass pergolas are an attractive alternative to the very popular wooden models. They add a unique beauty to your backyard, can protect from the sun and rain, and can be custom designed to your personal taste. Yet, because they are glass, they let the light through making the entire area seem unencumbered by architecture.

The experts at Janssen Glass & Door are ready to work with you to help enhance your outdoor living space and extend your patio season. Being specialists at customization, we will create beautiful glass pieces to fit your needs.

Call the experts at Janssen at (913) 677-5727 or contact us online and let us put our expertise to work for you.