No matter the style of glass used or where it is inserted, glass cabinets are windows into your lifestyle. Not only do they look good, they take cooking and socializing to a more personal level. With all the lingo, it all may be a lot to take in. Here is Glass Cabinets 101 to help you the knowledge you need! 

Glass Cabinet Doors


Depending on the style of your kitchen, there are many different options.  Deciding the purpose of your new glass doors is the first step. If you are looking to display your best dishes Clear glass is ideal. Clear glass makes for the best sight lines, and will always be my first choice, however, not everyone wants to stay organized year round. Frosted or detailed glass may be better for your lifestyle. There is also stained glass, seeded, beaded, and even mirrors are used as an alternative! For now we are just going to go over a few of the basics.




Clear Glass

In white and gray kitchens, clear glass is an opportunity to add a splash of color. That said, it shouldn’t be your first choice if you aren’t good at staying organized, or don’t have enough storage to display some ‘show’ dishware.




Frosted Glass

Frosted glass is common in modern and contemporary homes. It also allows a sneak peek of the contents in your cabinets without a clear view. In other words, you can get away with having a dish or three out of place.


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Beveled Frosted Glass

Reeded Glass

The designers take a roller to the glass which creates a very attractive, texture-like appearance. As with frosted glass, the view into your cabinetry is obscured. This style works in both contemporary and traditional homes.




Stained Glass

While this doesn’t work in all home types, incorporating stained or detailed glass creates a wonderful vintage/retro vibe. You can even do frosted stained glass to add even more dimension and hide your messes!




Glass only on your upper cabinets

If you have two rows of uppers, install glass across the top row to insert a visual break into the expanse of cabinetry. Adding glass here adds dimension to your kitchen and makes your ceilings feel larger.

Grey and white cabinets