Glass Kitchen Cabinet Doors


A few generations ago, choosing doors for your kitchen cupboards was simple. There were very few options, so there was little possible confusion. Now, however, it seems as if the choices never end. 

There are so many styles and configurations to choose from. It can be overwhelming even to the hardiest of homeowners. From wood doors to laminate doors to glass doors, you have a lot of options that your grandparents didn’t have.

Fortunately, you do not have to make all of these decisions on your own. Instead, you can rely on the experts at Kitchen Infinity to help you settle on all the details in your kitchen update. And once you see your cabinet doors with glass, you will be thrilled with the result.

Why Glass Cabinet Doors?

In bygone eras, kitchens were for work only. These spaces were completely utilitarian, with no thought of beauty or design. In fact, most of the time, they were tucked away and closed off behind a door so that guests couldn’t see them.

Now, however, things couldn’t be more different. Today’s kitchen spaces are open and inviting and play a central role in the life of the home. With this in mind, glass doors now have a place of honor in many lovely kitchens. 

When you add glass doors, you give your kitchen cabinets an elegant and sophisticated feel. They allow you to display beautiful dishes or other pieces that deserve a special spot. 

The transparent nature of glass cabinet doors also brings a feeling of light and openness to a space that may be somewhat closed off. Whether your kitchen is large or small, glass helps it feel bright and open.

Visually, adding glass doors to your upper kitchen cabinet door breaks up a monotonous look. You add variety and interest by using glass doors for some cupboards and other options for the rest. A cabinet with a glass door gives the eye something different to settle on, which is pleasing to the brain.

One fun reason to use glass cabinet doors is for lighting purposes. You can illuminate cupboards to show off your treasures. The light playing on the glass makes a stunning display in your kitchen cabinet or anywhere else in your house.

Environmentally-conscious homeowners appreciate glass cabinet doors for their eco-friendliness. Glass is a reusable, recyclable, sustainable material. As such, it is perfect for the modern ethos. It is also straightforward to replace if a panel breaks. You can install a new panel with little effort.

Are Glass Cabinet Doors Safe?

Cabinet doors with glass are at greater risk of breaking. However, since glass is generally for upper cabinet doors, it is quite safe. It is unlikely someone would run into these pieces. However, for added peace of mind, you can consider using tempered safety glass. 

Generally speaking, this type of glass is costlier, and it weighs quite a bit more, too. After considering your home and lifestyle, you can decide which kind of glass is a good choice for you. For example, homeowners in areas with earthquakes might want to opt for tempered glass.

Glass Colors

When most people think of glass, they think only of the clear material we use for windows. But glass can have any color you choose. When you start planning your kitchen cabinet design, spend some time considering the use of colored glass.

Adding a pop of color into your kitchen cabinet doors is a fun way to add visual interest. You can tie in colors from elsewhere in the house or from favorite dishes when you choose a color for your doors.

Glass Textures

House windows leave us thinking glass must be smooth and transparent when we use it in our homes. But you can do so much more.

Textured glass brings a beautiful design element to your kitchen. It is interesting to look at and can provide a softer feel to your space.

There is a surprisingly broad range of choices when it comes to textures in your glass doors, including:

  • Clear
  • Frosted
  • Seedy
  • Astral
  • Granite
  • Water
  • Glue Chip
  • Tree Bark

Highly Customizable

Homeowners who enjoy creativity in their house’s design will love glass doors for their kitchen cabinets. This material allows for significant customization.

Your home’s aesthetic will guide you to the right choice for your glass cabinet doors. And if you are unsure about which style your house has, don’t worry. The Kitchen Infinity team is here to help.

They will offer photos and samples as you narrow down the options. Eventually, you will find the perfect cabinet doors for your space, preferences, and budget.

Here are some of the typical cabinet choices when it comes to customizing your glass cupboard doors.

Leaded Glass

The artistry that goes into creating leaded glass cabinet doors is significant. Welders individually solder the metal into the desired pattern before glaziers insert them into the glass. This incredible work results in stunning show-stoppers that will be the highlight of your kitchen design. 

You can choose from several patterns, including:

  • Vision
  • Brunswick
  • Glenwillow
  • Meridian

Evoking images of old cathedrals, leaded glass gives an air of classic importance and tradition. If your home has a luxurious, old-world feel to it, then leaded glass cabinet doors are an excellent choice.

Mullion Glass

For more contemporary or modern looks, consider choosing mullion glass doors for your cabinets. In this style of door, there are bars, or mullions, that separate parts of the glass, almost like window panes.  The bars may be wood or metal.

In the past, mullions were necessary for structural support and because glaziers couldn’t make larger panes of glass. Now, though, the mullion look is popular simply for the aesthetic of your cabinet door. 

Talk to your Kitchen Infinity designer to determine the best mullion style for you. There are many options, including:

  • Villa
  • Oxford
  • Marquis
  • Camelot
  • Calla Lily
  • Basilica
  • Capella
  • Standard

Mullion glass doors are not only beautiful in kitchens, but they also look fantastic in display or curio pieces.

How Do I Choose the Right Glass?

For many homeowners, deciding on texture is the trickiest part of picking out glass doors for their kitchen cabinet choices. Here is a quick guide to help you as you work with a Kitchen Infinity designer.

  • Clear glass can work anywhere. From kitchens to studies to bedrooms, it brightens up any space. A cabinet for books or knick-knacks looks beautiful with a glass cabinet door. Glass is usually readily available and often is the least expensive glass option. But keep in mind, clear glass shows everything. Fingerprints, dust, and cobwebs are on proud display with clear glass doors.
  • Frosted glass is sand-blasted to achieve its unique look. It is perfect in modern decor because of its sleek aesthetic. Frosted glass cabinets are a popular option because they can hide a lot. If you like the lightness of glass but don’t want everyone seeing your old, mismatched cups, then frosted glass is perfect. As a bonus, frosted glass is customizable with etched designs.
  • Other texture options provide significant discretion for whatever is in your cupboards. They still offer the visual appeal of clear glass but without putting all your things on display. There is one thing to consider before choosing a distinctive texture, though. It is more likely to become outdated than clear or frosted glass. Luckily, you can always choose to update your glass door panels with a new style, as you desire.

Our Friendly Team Will Do the Job Right

No matter which choices you make for your new cabinets, the Kitchen Infinity team is at your service. From the first call until we complete your installation or remodel, we work with care and professionalism. Our customer service is top-notch.

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