While opening shelving definitely looks lovely, not everyone agrees that it’s the most practical design solution, since it can require extra dusting and can’t conceal loads of cooking supplies the way traditional cabinets can. But we’ve found a genius solution that combines the best of both worlds.
Glass-panelled kitchen cabinetry offers the airy look and feel of open shelves, while still giving you the ample storage space you need in your home’s most-used room. Though glass-front cabinets aren’t a new invention, the look has become increasingly popular in recent years.
The style features lots of advantages over open shelving, making it easy to display your most beautiful kitchenware, while still protecting your items from dirt and dust. Plus, you can install just one or only a few, depending on how much open storage you need.
Besides highlighting your favourite kitchen pieces (antiques and collectables look best!), you can use glass-front cabinets to infuse some extra flair into your space by lining them with pretty paint or punchy wallpaper.
What’s more, you don’t even need to buy all new cabinetry to feature this design in your kitchen. With some help from an electric saw and YouTube tutorials, you can easily transform your current cupboards into ones with glass panels. Guess it’s time to move our favourite cake stands, glassware, and tea pots out of storage, because they now have the perfect new home.