Including glass cabinets in your kitchen may seem like a challenge or seem controversial. More and more modern homes are choosing the option of glass over wood. Full glass cabinets or just glass panels with a wooden frame can add an eye catching element that can show off your dinnerware or family heirlooms.
Glass cabinets can help to open up your space and add a fun element that many homes might not have. When considering glass, there are some positive and negative elements that all homeowners should consider before installing cabinets.
What Can Cabinets Do For Your Home?
Keeping your kitchen or bathroom tidy is made possible with the help of cabinets. Cabinets create storage and keep random elements off your counters and hidden from onlookers. If you feel that you are struggling to keep your area from getting messy, you might benefit from more cabinet space.
Cabinets can help to hide some clutter, so if you are considering glass cabinets, make sure to also incorporate doors that guests are not able to see through. Glass cabinets should be used to help display items that want to be seen, so you can strategically place them where they will work best.
Including a mix of cabinet doors can help break up your space and make it flow. Considering glass cabinets doesn’t mean they have to be your only design.
Glass can help create an illusion of the room being bigger and brighter than it actually is. Glass cabinets can help to bring more light into the room and make your kitchen a more inviting space.
Glass cabinets create a great illusion of depth and you can enhance the illusion if you add a mirror on the back to add a reflective view. If your kitchen is small or feels confining, having glass doors can catch the light and make your space feel large.
2- Break Up Monotony
Having solid wood cabinets through your whole kitchen or bathroom can be beautiful, but a repeating style on both the top and bottom level can get repetitive. Including glass cabinets on the top level can help break up the monotony of your space and give you flexibility in what you can do with the cabinets.
Glass is unique for cabinets because you are able to see what is inside. Usually, homeowners use cabinets to hide parts or knick knacks that they don’t want others to see. With glass cabinets, everything is on display. This can be a great element to include in your kitchen to show off antique dishware, unique decorative elements and makes it easier for your guests to find what they are looking for.
Glass cabinets can be decorated for holidays and special occasions and changed whenever you want. Cabinets can even include LED lights can come in many different colors and help illuminate the contents inside. Having your cabinets fit the rest of your decorations can help bring the theme from the rest of the home into the kitchen without too much work.
4- Multiple Options
Like other cabinets, glass cabinets have multiple style options. If you are more traditional or modern theory is a glass food that fits your needs. Besides flat panel doors you can go with frosted, textured, seeded, stained and leaded versions. The options are endless and can show your personality in the heart of your home.
Another unique option is to match your cabinets to your windows for a cohesive look. If your windows have a four or six-pane design, your cabinets can be fabricated to match. This not only creates a cohesive space but helps to get a unique and customized look that others might not have.
5- Easier To Clean
When designing a kitchen, you will want to know that your kitchen is functional and easy to clean. All purpose glass cleaner is the best way to clean dirt, grime and grease. Glass cabinets will look brand new with just a simple cleaner.
A Look At The Cons
Although there are some great benefits to glass cabinets, there can be some drawbacks. Before you install glass in your kitchen or bathroom you should consider the cons that come with these cabinets. Glass is really fragile and has to be handled with care. They are prone to cracking and breaking so they need to be handled with care and closed gently.
Since glass is see through, if your cabinets become cluttered, your guests will be able to see it clearly. If your cabinets are not arranged in a neat way then it can make your kitchen look cluttered and disorganized. You will want to keep in mind if you can organize your kitchenware nicely, or it may just leave a bad impression on your guests.
Work With Rasmussen Custom Cabinetry
Our company was established in 2012 and we want to provide the highest quality products to our customers. Custom cabinets are our speciality and we want to help create a design that fits your space.
We are dedicated to our community and our team is passionate about creating great products that make people happy. Our products are superior and can fit into any budget. You can learn more about our company and if we will be a good fit for your next project. After we complete your project we offer cabinet care and what you should be doing for spills, scratches and other wear and tear.