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The Pros and Cons of Glass-Front Cabinets

Nobody loves a well-crafted wooden cabinet more than us, but even we know there’s just something about glass-front cabinets that set them apart. They add an elegant touch to any room, and they’re perfect for displaying expensive ceramics and glassware you don’t want to be harmed from the usual dust and grease films left behind in a kitchen. On the flip side, glass-front cabinets are a bit more costly and need more upkeep than traditional wood-front cabinets. So are glass-front cabinets worth it? We think so. Here’s why.

Glass cabinets brighten a darker room.

As darker, moodier colors become more and more popular, we look for ways to combat the downside of darker paint colors--a darker room. Sometimes the moody look can give truth to its name and make you moody if the room comes off as dark and dull. The reflection of cabinet glass takes away the dullness with its sparkle.

Glass cabinets are like open shelves, only better.

If open shelving appeals to you because you have pretty ceramics and glassware to display, glass cabinets may be the better choice. Sure, you’ll have to work a bit more to keep the cabinet neat and tidy, but you’ll also protect your beautiful things from layers of dust and grease grime.

Glass opens the door for interior design inside the cabinets.

Did we just blow your mind thinking about how you can add a design element to the interior of your cabinets? Maybe you want to add a complementary color to the cabinet interiors or another design element like shiplap or beadboard. No matter what route you choose, it’s bound to look great behind glass.

Lighted glass adds high-end elegance.

Want to instantly add more drama and elegance to your kitchen? Install lighting in glass cabinets and boom! You’ve got a kitchen worthy of Downton Abbey.

The Downside of Glass-front Cabinets and Why the Good Outweighs It

Like all other things, there’s a couple of cons to glass-front cabinetry. The cost is probably the biggest decision-maker. Glass cabinetry is more expensive and the cost only increases with higher quality and durability. However, if you’re remodeling your kitchen and have dreamed of glass cabinetry for what seems like forever, the one-time cost may well be worth it. After all, it’s unlikely you’ll want to remodel again, especially if you’re happy with the results, so why not splurge for what you really want?

Glass-front cabinetry also requires a bit more cleaning than other cabinets but again, are a few extra minutes of cleaning worth sacrificing what you want? We’re guessing that if you love the idea of displaying your pretty kitchenwares, five extra minutes of cleaning glass won’t deter you.

Ready to make some renovation decisions? McCarley Cabinets can help make the process easier by walking with you each step of the way from planning to putting on the final touches of your project. Dial 662-728-1533 to get started with a free estimate today.

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