The cabinets are, essentially, the “furniture” of your kitchen. They are also the first things you see when walking into any kitchen (in most cases) – big or small. If you want to ensure that you express your preferred design style, then you may want to think about adding glass to the doors of your custom cabinets.
Between the wide array of design styles for cabinetry doors that’s available, along with the various glass types available, you will be able to easily find a combination that provides the personalized look you want and need.
One of the most common objections to glass in cabinet doors is that it’s impossible to keep the interior contents of the cabinets organized and clean. This really shouldn’t be an issue, as it’s easy to stack both dishes and glasses neatly. While adding a glass door may not make sense for your broom closet or pantry, they are a great design addition to your kitchen cabinets.
There are more than a few glass door design styles available. Single openings are ideal for Shaker style doors, while mullions offer a more traditional style. If you choose this option, make sure the shelves align with the mullions, without limiting the shelf space by adding too many mullions. If this happens, you may not be able to fit taller items inside. Some of the other popular design styles being used today include arched mullions, prairie style mullions, cross shaped mullions and double arched mullions.
The glass options are virtually endless. Some of the most popular include chicken wire, opaque, seedy, antique (this looks like hand blown glass), geometric and colored. If you have a kitchen with a more contemporary style, the frosted glass may work – especially if the interior of your cabinets is white. This minimizes the view of the interior of the cabinet.
Leaded glass doors are also able to be made to match the details of your home. Reeded glass, which is glass with uniform ridges, is able to be installed vertically or horizontally depending on the other design elements that are present. You can also add lattice for a more “old-fashioned” look.
Some of the other factors you need to keep in mind when adding glass to your kitchen cabinets include:
As you can see, there are plenty of options when it comes to adding glass to your kitchen cabinets. And, it can be a nice addition to any style home. Learn more about this by contacting the professionals.