Upgrading Your Kitchen with Glass-Pane Doors on your Cabinets

If you’re considering updating your kitchen, changing out the cabinets, or refacing the existing cabinets, is likely at the top of your to-do list. Kitchen cabinets are a significant focal point in a kitchen and their appearance sets the tone and can bring together the rest of the room décor. Cabinets with glass-paned doors can improve and modernize a kitchen’s appearance and make it more functional, but it isn’t a look that will work for everyone.

The Case for Glass Doors on Your Kitchen Cabinets

Glass-paned cabinet doors make a small kitchen feel more spacious and open. The glass can also reflect sunlight and make the kitchen appear brighter and warmer.

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If your kitchen cabinets have glass doors, it’s easier to find things. You might know where everything is stored, but your guests likely don’t. If they see what’s inside each cabinet, they’ll be able to find dishes themselves instead of opening several doors or needing to ask for help.

Glass doors are also an effective way to show off attractive dishes and glasses. You can show them off in cabinets with glass doors instead of keeping them hidden behind solid doors. You can pick and choose which cabinets have glass panes and which don’t, to choose which dishes to draw guests’ attention to, such as cabinets that hold dishes that you reserve for special occasions.

The Case Against Glass Doors on Your Kitchen Cabinets

If your kitchen gets cluttered and disorganized, you don’t want that mess to be visible to your guests. Even if you and your family are the only ones who see it, looking at clutter all the time can actually stress you out.

If you cook at home a lot, your cabinet doors probably get splattered with grease and food residue. It’s easy to clean glass cabinet doors, but you might not want to do it several times weekly. Cabinets with solid doors are a better choice since dirt and grime will be less visible.

Are Cabinets with Glass Pane Doors Right for Your Kitchen?

What are you trying to achieve with your kitchen remodeling project. If you want to make a small space feel larger or if you’d like to display special items, installing new cabinets with glass doors may be the right choice for you. If you know from experience that your kitchen cabinets are generally disorganized and if your kitchen tends to get messy, solid cabinet doors might make more sense for you.

If you decide to install cabinets with glass doors, there are several types of glass to choose from, and different numbers of panes per door as well. Contact local contractors to discuss your options and get estimates.

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