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Let The Sun Shine In: Glass Kitchen Cabinet Doors

by Gigi Siguenza
Face Your Kitchen Columnist

The types of glass available for contemporary design offer tremendous variety to the homeowner looking to bring some light into their existing kitchen. By changing nothing more than the doors on your kitchen cabinets, you can change the feel of the whole room.



When you walk into your kitchen, does it feel dark or cramped? Perhaps the problem is not lack of space. In smaller kitchens, upper cabinets can dominate the room, making it feel crowded when it is not. This problem is especially significant in kitchens with little natural sunlight. The darker the room is, the more top-heavy those upper cabinets can appear. Making a relatively small change to your cabinet doors will have a big impact on the look and feel of the room.

Lightening The Visual Load With Glass

Whether it is plain or textured, glass is beautiful. The reflective quality of glass offers more than beauty, however. By adding glass to the upper cabinets in your kitchen, you capture light and reflect it back into the room, creating the illusion of a lighter, airier space than you actually have.

Adding glass kitchen cabinet doors to your kitchen can be an easy and fun project for those of you with the DIY spirit. Glass panels can be installed into existing recessed panel doors with a small amount of work by anyone experienced with using a saw and a router. Depending on the door construction, you might not even have to do any cutting.

Online resources provide plenty of options for replacing your doors, offering finish and glass options that are sure to complement your existing cabinetry. Regardless of which method you choose for replacement, the addition of glass kitchen cabinet doors to your existing kitchen can bring new life into an older kitchen.

About the Author
Gigi Siguenza is a freelance writer and currently works in products & marketing. In the past, she has attended school for commercial art and design, as well as having worked as a kitchen and bath design specialist. She is an avid reader, and whenever possible, she pursues her love of art in its many forms.




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