The Benefits and Challenges of Glass Front Cabinets – Part II

Cons of Choosing Glass Front Door Cabinets

Glass door fronts have an appealing quality and will add beauty to a kitchen, but there are cons that come with them. Glass is more fragile than solid doors, and when it breaks, it shatters. Keep dangerous razor-sharp shards from scattering where food is prepared by using strong, tempered glass made specifically for cupboard doors. Glass with a protective plastic covering is also available, which prevents the spread of tiny pieces if breakage does occur.

Another con to installing glass doors is that over time they become discolored and may need replacing more often than solid cabinet doors. Replacing glass can be expensive, so it’s best to choose high-quality glass doors the first time to avoid costly replacement.

One last con of glass: fingerprints and smudges will show, so frequent washing is necessary to keep them clean.

Glass front door cabinets are a great choice for any kitchen, whether you live in a cute cottage or a stately mansion. Ask the professionals at The Door Company for advice about educating clients on which glass is right for their style of home.