I love the look of glass doors on cabinets! The picture above is particularly appealing to me because I like the woodwork of the cabinet itself.
I’ve had the same discsussion a hundred times over the years: “Glass cabinet doors or not? Practicality vs. Beauty” The feeling that many folks have is that if they have these glass doors, that they’ll have to keep them looking like this cabinet. Perfectly arranged with nothing but pretty things inside.
I wonder if that’s true. I suppose a glass cabinet door does tend to steer you away from keeping Fruit Loops right there in front. (what’s that dude’s name, Toucan Sam?… I like him) But I like the openness of them myself.
In fact, it’s really becoming more common to see kitchens with open shelving where upper cabinets would have gone.
We have these same dishes and we have a white kitchen (for the time being, until I can build my dream kitchen) but we only have a couple of open shelves. We keep the dishes on the open shelves and bury the plastic cups and paper plates in the cabinets with doors!
In my estimation, this kitchen shown here would only have enough storage capacity for about 18 hours worth of food for our boys. But it sure looks great and it would be much easier and less expensive to build.
At today’s crazy cabinet prices, the kitchen above looks like it would save at least a couple thousand dollars in cabinetry cost, possibly much more!
So, what’s the vote? Glass doors, open shelves, or cover it all up…. maybe a combination of all three. Share with me your wisdom!
photos: House Beautiful