Glass Kitchen Cabinet Doors
Get all the info you'll need on glass kitchen cabinet doors so you can create an airy and stylish kitchen design scheme.
Whether you're redesigning an existing kitchen or installing a new one, you may want to consider adding an artful and airy touch to your design: glass kitchen cabinet doors.
While traditional remains the most popular style in kitchen cabinetry, Shaker has overtaken contemporary as the second most-popular style, according to the NKBA. This style features simple, square-paneled doors that complement nearly any kitchen. Image courtesy of Atlantis Kitchens
The Natural Look
The glazed cabinet treatment is phasing out with the rise of textured looks: wood grain peeking through brushed finishes. Designed by Andreas Charalambous, this kitchen's simple, custom-made sycamore upper cabinets are balanced by the sheen of the stainless steel base cabinets. Photograph by Geoffrey Hogdon
Kitchens are increasingly being designed as an extension of other living spaces, and kitchen cabinetry is resembling furniture found throughout the rest of the home. A tall, armoire-like cabinet with glass doors is a beautiful and functional focal point for this kitchen. Design by Gail Drury
There are many benefits to adding glass doors to your kitchen cabinets, the first of which is entirely obvious: you'll be able to see what's in your cabinets. This offers a stylish touch that allows you to show off attractive glass and dinnerware, and it's also highly efficient—no more searching multiple cabinets to find a crucial piece of tableware.
You'll also be able to choose from a multitude of glass kitchen cabinet door styles. From completely clear and translucent to slightly opaque, leaded, patterned, etched or grooved glass, there are styles to match just about every kitchen cabinet design.
One thing you'll want to consider when adding glass kitchen cabinet doors is their location, and the demographics of your household. For example, if you've got one or more toddlers or a large canine in the house, glass kitchen cabinet doors on lower cabinets may be in constant peril. Other options like clear or opaque plastic are available as well, if you're worried about durability in specific locations.
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