Published at Monday, August 07th 2017. by Lamarr Giraud in Cabinets & Drawer.
Having glass kitchen cabinets doesn't mean you have to replace your cabinets. If your existing cabinets are in good condition, you can install glass inserts instead. Adding muntins to a plain glass design that mimics the architectural designs and moldings of the house will add a sense of continuity and bring all the elements together for a finished look.
Here bin-style drawer pulls and visible door latches, mixed with charming glass knobs, nudge the kitchen toward a nostalgic, vintage look that’s underscored by deep cove molding at the ceiling and decorative supports below the upper cabinets. Furniture-style bun feet on the island and antique ironstone displayed behind glass-panel cabinet doors further accentuate the vintage touch.
A few main factors will likely help guide your kitchen cabinet design choices. The first is whether or not you wish to reflect the overall design of your home in the kitchen design. Most kitchens do adhere to the prevailing design aesthetic of the home, but it's not entirely uncommon to find a kitchen that's its own space, reflecting a design departure in whole or in part.
Ready-to-assemble is the least expensive, stock cabinets (pre-made and ready for installation) are usually a little better quality, semi-custom is what its name implies with some prefab elements, and custom cabinets (the most expensive option) are designed by you and built according to your specifications.
Knotted pine and hickory are great for the outdoorsy rustic look, and oak works well for something more traditional. Glass cabinet doors work well for both modern and traditional styles as the primary door type or as accent doors to reinforce the tone and design style you choose.
This type of wood works really well for a casual, lived-in look, too. Oak is a popular wood choice for a more traditional or transitional cabinet style. Cherry wood ages into a beautiful dark wood to give your kitchen a warm regal classic look. Another consideration for your kitchen cabinet doors is laminate or thermofoil, which come in a larger variety of colors and styles and are more versatile than wood.