Stained Glass In Cabinet Doors – The Finishing Touch
Stained glass inset into your kitchen cabinet doors is a marvelous idea! Whether you are building a new home or remodeling your current one, stained glass could be that finishing touch that ties everything together. The versatility of stained glass in both design and color make it a wonderful compliment or accent to your kitchen area.
Selecting a Design
Getting started in choosing a design is usually the most difficult part. If you first concentrate on the line part of your design and then the color selection, it simplifies the process. Stained glass designers look at several things in the kitchen for artistic direction. Sometimes there is an architectural element that you might want to repeat in the design. Other areas to look at are the style of the cabinet doors, counter tops, flooring, or other artwork in the home as well as general preferences of the homeowner. In some situations stained glass can accent what is in the cabinet.
Also, note that by using clearer glass in the center area, the visibility into the cabinet is not limited. This allows the items in the cabinet to be showcased. The perimeter design area can hold color and texture. On the other hand, many corner cabinets have items that are better hidden by a more opaque glass.
Once the style is chosen, whether it is Victorian, geometric, prairie, mission, contemporary or abstract, the next step is to choose the color of glass to be used. Look to the colors in the room as your guide. Remember the color used in a cabinet door insert is in general not a changeable accent. You must choose colors that are compatible with your tastes 24/7. Along with the color is the texture in glass for consideration.
Alternative to Color
For those who are hesitant to commit to color, a variety of clear textured glass is an attractive choice. View your cabinet door insert after the glass has been cut and before it has been assembled. It is much easier to visualize what the finished piece will look like and, if necessary, changes can be made. One tip as far as choosing glass is to view the glass in the same light setting as your cabinet. A piece of glass held up in a sunny window will appear entirely different than in a cabinet door with no light passing through it.
The easiest installation of glass in a door is one that is prepped for glass. If your existing doors are panel doors, the wood center insert can easily be removed and replaced with stained glass.
Those you are not comfortable or confident in reworking kitchen cabinets by installing stained glass should look to a professional who has a track record of creating stained glass kitchen cabinets successfully to do the project for you.
For a timeless accent in your kitchen, stained glass is a decorating option. Adding stained glass to some of your kitchen cabinets can greatly enhance the look and feel of your kitchen. Although a matter of personal preference, stained glass kitchen cabinets can add value to your kitchen and to your home.