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How to add Glass to the Kitchen Design

When it comes down to the kitchen design and the room built around it, designers and architects love to maximise the amount of light that shines through. Trends are forever changing whether it’s the colour choice or the design features, and glass is the one material that will still be popular used amongst the furniture to help create a more light-filled space. Glass plays a big part especially when it’s part of a new build or home renovation project.

Below we take a look at some of the popular ways to incorporate glass into a handmade kitchen.

Glass doors & windows

When it comes down to the doors and windows of a kitchen design there are endless amounts of choice. Bi-folding doors and roof lanterns have become a popular choice with homeowners in recent times who are building or remodelling their space. Roof lanterns are often positioned above the island or dining table

Glass splashbacks

Glass splashbacks have been around for decades, being added to the kitchen space in various forms such as an antique effect. The antique effect glass splashbacks are proving to be popular in a handmade kitchen as they are a little bit more special. They provide the kitchen design with an impressive feature and gives the illusion of the room being bigger than it actually is.

It’s a clever way of bouncing the light across the room which is particularly handy in smaller darker spaces and gives the cook an idea of what is happening behind them. They are also specially toughened to withstand heat and is so easy to clean – perfect for busy, messy family life.

A mottled antique effect disguises any splashes during cooking making it a low maintenance option in the long term.

Glass surfaces

Induction hobs especially from Wolf help create the illusion of more space reflecting the light and blending in with the rest of the work surface for a sleek, clutter-free feel. They certainly add a focal point to the kitchen space and look incredible amongst an island.

Another stylish addition to the kitchen island is a glass bar. It serves as a nice spot to serve pre-dinner drinks whilst the chef makes any last-minute food prep and creates a visually interesting piece.

Glass cabinets

The easiest way to accentuate light in the kitchen is by adding classic glazed cabinets to the design. It allows the space to feel brighter and more spacious and puts all your possessions on show. It is different to bevelled glass and completely see-through, so be prepared that everything will be seen.

Fluted glass consists of vertical grooves helping to provide a level of privacy and creating a prism effect that refracts the light and makes alluring colour patterns.

We would say that glass is a great material in helping you enhance natural daylight and creating a sense of space in your home. If you would like to know more about our bespoke handmade kitchens contact us today – we look forward to hearing from you.

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