Glass-front cabinets, often used in areas of a kitchen, can result in a point that is pretty and functional. These clear cabinets could be illuminated for ambience, screen precious possessions, shop practical kitchen things and facilitate transitions from room to room.
Can glass-front closets become the focal point for your kitchen? Have a look at the examples below to determine whether at least one one of these fashions will work in your home.
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1. Glass-front peninsula cabinets. Some kitchens have a peninsula that divides the cooking space and another adjacent space (often the dining area). Peninsulas are available on either side.
Though peninsula storage is sensible, many homeowners believe it can shut the kitchen off. Adding upper glass-front cabinets into the peninsula allows for light and generates a more open feeling.
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2. Frameless glass-front cabinets. Traditional glass-front closets have a wood frame with a glass center panel. Frameless glass-front cabinets have only one sheet of glass for the whole cabinet front. More modern in style, they produce a sleek appearance with their ornamental hinges and shortage of hardware.
You might have to hunt for this style — many cupboard lines do not offer it.
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3. Picture-window cabinets. What can you do when you’ve got a kitchen which has more windows than wall space? Consider putting your wall cabinets right like in this photo.
Picture-window cabinets are equipped without a rear panel, so sunlight can flow through.
4. Sliding glass. Once well known in the ’70s, sliding cupboard doors have made a comeback in kitchens now. They slide onto a recessed track (at the top and bottom) that lets two sheets of glass to journey back and forth as doorways.
Sliding glass doors occasionally have hardware that’s drilled directly into the glass, but a lot of them simply have a finger pull cut through the glass.
5. Decorative glass. Glass fronts, whether framed or frameless, come in many distinct finishes and patterns. Shown here is a popular decorative glass called seeded glass, which has small air pockets inside to create a textured appearance. You can have your cabinet manufacturer provide the glass on buy, or you can get the door prepped for the glass. This means that the door frame will arrive with glass and you can have another firm supply the glass.
Frosted glass, etched glass, stained glass and colored glass are only a few other kinds of decorative glass for kitchen cabinetry.
6. Glass-front base closets. Many kitchens have glass just on upper chimney, but it can look just as good below, also. Glass doors on base cabinets can deliver an extra visual punch and spice cabinetry up which faces other chambers.
Remember that when you’re sitting at a counter, knees and feet can accidentally hit and bang the glass so it might not be the best layout for families with active children.
7. Tall glass-front closets. Tall cabinets are used to home extra-tall pieces, such as brooms, mops, cleaning supplies and certain food items. Having a glass face, these cabinets can be decorative, also, exhibiting decorative dishes and personal items.
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8. Painted glass-front cabinets. These cupboard doors are frameless, and the glass was painted on the rear side to keep up an excellent glossy finish.
This particular program is referred to as a mill finish. Heavy-duty sandpaper paint is applied to the opposite side of this glass at a controlled environment to prevent imperfections. The final result is an ideal finish, seen throughout the opposite side of this glass.
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