I don’t know about you, but I’ve been on white kitchen overload lately. It’s not that I don’t love a classic white kitchen, it’s just that there are soooo many “Plain Jane” white kitchens out there. Perhaps they have some pretty light pendants and some cool bar stools which help to pull them out of the boredom bin a little, but still, the cabinetry……is……so……dull. In my opinion, there is just no excuse for this. The internet is also overflowing with enough fabulous ideas that the person willing to do a little digging (that’d be you because you’re reading this article) can be rewarded with a beautiful, timeless style that has a little bit of personality to it. One of these ways you can add a little seasoning to your kitchen design is with creative glass cabinet doors.
Over the years, I have found that people will start their kitchen design journey with a more adventurous spirit than where they end up. After working through design details and layout, there seems to be this process at the very end which is driven by fear. To keep their most significant investment classic and timeless, people will err on what they deem to be the “safe” side of design. They will strip away features that would otherwise give their kitchen needed character. I highly encourage you to stick to a classic style that won’t give way to a passing trend, but here’s the thing…classic does not translate to boring! In fact, quite the opposite. Consider just where the term “classic” comes from. The ancient Greeks and Romans have given us timeless design details and principles which we are still using thousands of years later. There is absolutely nothing boring about Classic.
In Part 1 of my series on How to Make Your Kitchen Beautiful, we focused on the ways to make the interiors of your cabinetry stand out with pretty details, such as using specialty finishes or wallpaper, as well as having backless glass cabinets that showcase your tile or marble. In Part 2 of this series, I’m going to showcase some ideas about dressing up the exterior with stylish glass door details. Of course, I’m including lots of beautiful options for glass door muntins, but I’m also going to suggest some tweaks to the classic ideas that will really deliver a home run for you. If glass doors are outside of your comfort zone, then rest assured that most of these ideas can be interpreted fairly well with mirror instead of glass.