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    Glass Door Cabinets: Everything You Need to Know

    Do you want to add a touch of elegance to your home? Glass door cabinets might be the perfect solution! These cabinets are a great way to show off your china, glassware, or other treasures. But before you run out and buy one, there are a few things you need to know. In this blog post, we will discuss everything you need to know about glass door cabinets! We will talk about the different types available, how to choose the right one for your home, and more!

    What is a Glass Door Cabinet?

    A glass door cabinet is a type of storage furniture that has one or more shelves enclosed by glass doors. It can be used to store various items, such as dishes, books, or collectibles. Glass door cabinets are often used in kitchens, dining rooms, and living rooms. They offer the benefits of both open and closed storage, as the doors allow easy access to contents while keeping them dust-free and protected from damage.

     

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    Nelson Cabinetry Kitchen Collection Gray Shaker 30-36″ Wall Bridge Cabinet Glass

     

    In addition, glass door cabinets can provide a decorative touch to a room, as they come in a variety of styles and finish options. Whether you’re looking for a functional storage solution or a stylish focal point, a glass door cabinet is a great option for your home.

    Benefits of Having a Glass Door Cabinet

    • You can see your entire collection at a glance
    • It’s easy to find the piece you’re looking for, even if it’s in the back
    • It makes your collection look organized and polished
    • Guests can see your beautiful collection without having to ask to open a cabinet door
    • A glass door cabinet can make your living room look more elegant and expensive

    Things to Store in Glass Door Cabinets

    • Dishes
    • Glassware
    • Silverware
    • China
    • Linens
    • Books
    • Collectibles

     

    How to Put Glass in Cabinet Door

     

    Have you ever looked at a piece of furniture and thought, “That would be perfect if only the doors were glass”? Well, you’re in luck! It’s actually quite easy to put glass in cabinet doors, and the result can be both stylish and functional. Here’s what you’ll need to do:

     

    First, remove the old glass from the door. You can do this by gently prying it out with a putty knife or screwdriver. If the glass is held in place with brittle nails or staples, carefully remove them so as not to damage the door.

     

    Once the old glass is out, measure the opening to determine how much new glass you’ll need to cut. If using stained or colored glass, be sure to allow for at least a 1/4-inch seam allowance on all sides.

     

    Use a glass cutter to score a line around the perimeter of the new piece of glass. Be sure to use a straightedge guide to ensure that your cuts are even. Slowly and carefully snap the glass along the scored line. If necessary, use a diamond wet saw to make any final cuts.

     

    Apply a bead of clear silicone caulk around the edge of the door opening, then set the new piece of glass in place. Use glazing points or brads to hold the glass in place until the caulk dries. That’s it! Enjoy your new cabinet door.

    How to Secure Glass in Cabinet Door

    There are a few different ways to secure glass in cabinet doors, and the best method may vary depending on the type of door and glass. Here are a few tips for how to secure glass in cabinet doors:

     

    • For wood frame doors, use small L-brackets or V-nails to secure the glass panel in place. Drill pilot holes for the nails or brackets first to prevent splitting the wood.
    • For metal frame doors, use small screws or pop rivets to secure the glass panel. Again, drill pilot holes first to avoid damaging the door frame.
    • For frameless cabinet doors, special silicone glazing tape can be used to hold the glass in place. This tape will create a weather-tight seal that will keep the glass from rattling or coming loose.

     

    By following these tips, you can ensure that your cabinet doors with glass panels are securely installed and will provide years of beauty and function.

     

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    How to Clean Glass Door Cabinets

    Glass door cabinets are a beautiful addition to any home, but they can be difficult to keep clean. fingerprints, smudges, and dust can quickly dull the shine of the glass. Here are a few tips for keeping your glass door cabinets looking their best. 

     

    • First, use a microfiber cloth to dust the cabinet doors on a regular basis. This will help to remove any build-up of dirt and grime.
    • Second, if you see fingerprints or smudges, use a glass cleaner and a lint-free cloth to gently wipe them away.
    • Finally, if your glass doors are looking particularly dirty, you can remove them and wash them with soap and water. 
    • Be sure to dry the doors thoroughly before replacing them, as moisture can cause streaking.

     

    With just a little bit of care, you can keep your glass door cabinets looking like new for years to come.

     

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    Cleaning kitchen cabinets infographic

     

    Final Thoughts

    Glass door cabinets are a beautiful and functional addition to any kitchen. They provide a clear view of your dishes and glassware, making it easy to find what you need. And, with our free 3D kitchen design, you can see how they will look in your space before you buy. So, whether you’re looking for a stylish way to organize your kitchen or you’re simply drawn to the beauty of glass, glass door cabinets are worth considering. Thanks for reading!

    FAQ

    Are glass cabinet doors expensive?

    In general, glass cabinet doors are more expensive than traditional wood doors. So if you’re looking for a budget-friendly option, wood may be the way to go. But if you’re willing to splurge on something a little more special, glass cabinet doors are definitely worth the investment.

     

    At Nelson Cabinetry, 30 inch wall glass door cabinets start at $343. This is a significant investment, but it is important to remember that glass cabinet doors can last for many years with proper care.

    Is glass door cheaper than wood?

    Generally speaking, glass doors are not cheaper than wood doors. In fact, depending on the style and quality of the door, they can actually be quite a bit more expensive. 

    Do glass cabinets make the kitchen look bigger?

    The material of the cabinets can have a big impact on the overall look and feel of the room. Glass cabinets are often seen as a sign of luxury, and they can make a small kitchen look bigger and brighter. The reflective surface of the glass makes the room appear larger, and the transparency allows light to pass through, making the space feel more open. 

     

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