According to glass insert manufacturer Bendheim, refacing your cabinets costs about 20% of what replacing them would cost. Plus, it’s a project you can do yourself over a weekend without losing the use of your kitchen. There are plenty of options besides plain clear glass: you can choose from etched (shown), fluted, crackled, colored or patterned glass, and set off your new look with interior cabinet lighting.
Age your glass doors. The homeowner worked with Seattle designer Judith Wright Sentz to create the leaded glass windows in the cupboards of this 2016 National Kitchen + Bath Association Design Competition winning kitchen, but premade glass would have the same stylish effect. For an even cheaper and simpler fix, faux stained glass craft kits and window films can be found through online retailers for under $40.
This sleek and modern kitchen has frosted glass cabinet doors, white marble countertops and marble tile floors. The metallic backsplash and stainless steel range hood add a glint to the neutral design.
Glass cabinet doors are an excellent option for homeowners wishing to display their dinnerware. In this kitchen designed by David Stimmel, the glass-front cottage cabinets display beautiful mint green dinnerware, providing color in this otherwise white kitchen.
Use beadboard to line a cabinet with glass doors or even open shelving to create instant, old-fashioned appeal, says Susan Sully, author of “Past Present: Living with Heirlooms and Antiques." The book features this 18th century farmhouse kitchen in Alabama.
“Designed for wine lovers who enjoy entertaining often, this wet bar was installed in the dining room where they host dinner parties, holiday meals and entertain most of the time,” says designer Nathan J. Reynolds. “Next to the kitchen, it’s a convenient place for additional counter space for mixing drinks, plating desserts, or serving coffee and after-dinner drinks.” The design includes a Kohler sink, Sub-Zero refrigerator and freezer drawers, and a Sub-Zero wine refrigerator. “Glass cabinets above the wet bar distinguish it from the rest of the workspace and showcase handsome glassware and collectibles,” he adds.
Frosted glass cabinet doors provide concealed storage without making this room feel smaller. White walls and light hardwood floors keep the space feeling bright and open, and open shelving flanking the cabinetry gives a place to display a bit of color.
This jewel box of a kitchen makes use of every inch, here hanging a storage cabinet above the sink. The opaque glass cabinet doors are practical as well, allowing you to see what's inside. The kitchen walls are the same tiles as the bathroom to create continuity in such a small area.
White cabinetry in this traditional kitchen provide ample storage space to keep the kitchen bar organized. Glass door cabinets display glasses and china above a gray and blue mosaic tile backsplash and granite countertop. Green paint brings a light color to the well-lit, lovely room.
In this beautiful modern kitchen, rippled glass makes for a stylish and efficient cabinet door, offering both texture and visual interest and an easy way to see what's inside. Deep countertops offer up the maximum prep area for the relatively narrow room.