Making the Decision: Closed vs. Glass Cabinets?

August 20, 2021 Published by Leave your thoughts

Kitchen remodels are one of the most popular home renovation projects, and for good reason. Not only do they add a lot of value to the home, but they also fundamentally transform a space (both functionally and aesthetically) that serves as a primary gathering space and the heart of the home.

When performing a kitchen remodel, one of the upgrades that makes the biggest difference is the cabinet choice. You completely change the feel of a space with different types of cabinets, especially upper cabinets.

You can select a wide range of styles. Closed upper cabinets are perhaps the most popular format, but upper cabinets with glass doors are becoming more common in some cases.

If you’re trying to decide between closed vs. glass cabinets, here are some of the factors to consider.

Closed upper cabinets

Closed upper cabinets provide plenty of storage, and you don’t have to worry quite as much about keeping everything perfectly organized, because the contents are hidden behind an opaque door. You can find a wide range of cabinet styles and hardware that allow you to completely customize your kitchen and develop the kind of aesthetic style you think is best suited to your home.

The primary disadvantage of closed upper cabinets is that they can result in the space feeling a bit closed off or darker. You can get around this by choosing lighter colors for your upper kitchen cabinets. One common design trend has been to use dark colors on lower cabinets, with white-painted upper cabinets.

Glass upper cabinets

Glass cabinet doors have really taken off in popularity in recent years. They are ideal for displaying your kitchenware. If you are particularly proud of your kitchenware or décor, you can use glass cabinets to showcase them.

They work great when paired with cabinet lighting, whether traditional or LEDs, so you can set the exact mood you want when working in the kitchen. In addition, you can find a wide variety of types of glass to achieve distinctive designs. You can use pebbled glass, textured glass, frosted glass, seeded or swirled glass or just plain clear panes. You can use glass to create an antique appearance or even select stain glass for certain cabinets. It all depends on the kind of interior design and appearance you want to achieve with your selections.

These types of cabinets will require you to be more organized behind the doors, so consider carefully if you believe you can maintain that organization and remove clutter. You might opt for a combination of clear glass cabinets for your glassware, plates and décor, but use closed cabinets for your food and pantries.

Remember also that any glass you get will have to be regularly cleaned, because it will show dust and fingerprints.

Want some more insight into the considerations you’ll need to ponder when deciding between closed vs. glass upper cabinets? Contact Nowak Cabinets of Midland today and we will be happy to answer any questions you have. We look forward to showing you how we can create attractive, highly functional custom cabinets for your space.

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