Glass cabinet doors are a great way to update the look of a whole kitchen while only replacing a few cabinet doors. It is cost effective way to showcase a the window to your lifestyle. Don’t know where to start? Here is are the main things you need to know to get started!
Depending on the style of your kitchen, there are many different options. Deciding the purpose of your new glass doors is the first step. If you are looking to display your best dishes Clear glass is ideal. Clear glass makes for the best sight lines, and will always be my first choice, however, not everyone wants to stay organized year round. Frosted or detailed glass may be better for your lifestyle. There is also stained glass, seeded, beaded, and even mirrors are used as an alternative! For now we are just going to go over a few of the basics.
In white and gray kitchens, clear glass is an opportunity to add a splash of color. That said, it shouldn’t be your first choice if you aren’t good at staying organized, or don’t have enough storage to display some ‘show’ dishware.
Frosted glass is common in modern and contemporary homes. It also allows a sneak peek of the contents in your cabinets without a clear view. In other words, you can get away with having a dish or three out of place.
This design is created by taking a roller to the glass surface. It has a textured, wiggly, appearance. As with frosted glass, the view into your cabinetry is obscured. This style works in both contemporary and traditional homes.
While this doesn’t work in all home types, incorporating stained or detailed glass creates a wonderful vintage/retro vibe. You can even do frosted stained glass to add even more dimension and hide your messes!
Glass only on your upper cabinets
If you have two rows of uppers, install glass across the top row to insert a visual break into the expanse of cabinetry. Adding glass here adds dimension to your kitchen and makes your ceilings feel larger.