Adding kitchen cabinet glass doors to wood or metal cabinets can make kitchens seem airier and brighter. Glass cupboard doors not only reflect light, but they can bring interesting new texture to solid door kitchen cabinets. To choose the best kitchen cabinet glass doors for your home, consider their location in your cabinets as well as their texture and ease of maintenance.
Snap-on types of cabinet door hinges allow glass doors to be easily removed for cleaning. If you're not able to remove kitchen cabinet glass doors to clean them, it's important to not spray this cupboard door type directly with water or glass cleaner. Rather, the water or glass cleaner should be sprayed onto a cloth before wiping. Otherwise, liquid can run down and get trapped in the door frame and possibly cause bubbling or damage to the wood or other cabinet material. After wiping the glass door with a wet cloth, a dry cloth should be used to remove all moisture.
The number of glass doors you should reface your kitchen cabinets with depends on your budget as well as the look you want. In some kitchens, even a single kitchen cabinet glass door can be enough to add style. For example, one glass-fronted kitchen cabinet could be used to display attractive glassware or dishware such as an antique tea set. In other kitchens, double kitchen cabinet glass doors create a stronger style statement.
It's a good idea to look at glass cabinets online or in person at a home supply showroom to get an idea of your style and price options. Then, stand in your kitchen and consider where the glass cupboard doors you like would look best. You should also have a good idea of what you’ll store behind kitchen cabinet glass doors since what you place inside those cupboards will show at least somewhat. Opaque or frosted glass doors have light-blocking texture such as sandblasting or etching, while clear doors are completely transparent.
Opaque glass cabinet doors hide the most mess, but brighter colors may still show through quite a bit. Brightly colored food packages and a jumble of cans, boxes and bottles aren't usually the best use of cupboards with glass doors. That said, an organized collection of pantry items can look really smart behind glass. Look at opaque and clear door styles to decide which type of kitchen cabinet glass doors would best suit your storage needs.