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Why Use Glass Doors for Kitchen Cabinets?

by Renee Morgan
Face Your Kitchen Columnist

Consider glass doors for kitchen cabinets. Glass cabinet door fronts allow you to feature an attractive vignette of special dishes or keepsakes, adding an instant design element to a blah kitchen. The other key advantage of glass over solid cabinet door fronts is seeing through the cabinet focuses the eye 12 inches or more further away than a solid cabinet door front, making the room appear larger.

So What Do Glass Doors for Kitchen Cabinets Cost?

Depending on how much you want to spend, there are two ways to go:

  1. Hire a professional cabinet resurfacing company. A typical job to resurface 12 cabinets, including hardware, can range from $2,200 to $4,400 depending on the materials you choose. If you are not handy with home improvement projects or just don't have the time to do it yourself, hiring a professional is your best plan of action. Resurfacing your cabinets will cost much less than buying new cabinets, even if you end up buying a couple of new cabinet door fronts with glass.
  2. Make glass doors for kitchen cabinets yourself. Bendheim Cabinet Glass is only one of many companies that specialize in glass inserts for cabinets. You can choose from hundreds of styles starting at about three cents per square inch up to 15 cents per square inch. Because the designer glass is so inexpensive, doing a project like this yourself is very cheap. If your cabinet doors already have an insert panel, replacing that panel with glass is fairly easy.

Determine your budget and your level of DIY-ability. Then choose one of these methods for dressing up your kitchen with glass cabinet doors.


About the Author
Renee has been a loan officer for over eighteen years. She is also a freelance writer and guest expert for radio and TV.

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