Do all of your kitchen cabinets have all solid panel cabinet doors in a long run of cabinets and every door looks the same? Want to upgrade the look of your kitchen or maybe your living room or dining room? Upgrade your solid panel cabinet doors and change them out for a more decorative and inspiring look in your kitchen or other rooms in your house. It could be a pantry cabinet in your dining room to show off your china or in your kitchen to highlight your decorative glassware.
Glass or mullion cabinet doors can bring an distinctive look to a long line of repetitive solid wood or thermofoil cabinet doors. Cabinet doors that are modified to replace your current wood insert panel with decorative mullion options with clear or decorative glass create a focal point in your kitchen or other rooms in your house. Glass doors are perfect to show off dishware, collectibles, and seasonal decor.
Before your get started there are some considerations if you want to make this upgrade:
Frame and panel cabinet door examples:
The next step is to prepare the back of the door so the glass fits properly. There are a couple different recommended options we found to measure and install for glass:
Option 2 (might require professional/contractor)
Below is an image of how the back of your cabinet door will look once it's been routed out to accept the glass.
Note: If your cabinet door is rectangular then ordering glass should be pretty straight forward. If you have an arched or cathedral style cabinet door, then we would recommend that you notch out an area on the back side of the frame to accept rectangular glass for ease of installation (instead of buying curved glass).
There are a variety of glass options available for your cabinet door, such as Plexiglas, tempered glass, frosted glass, or just traditional clear glass. Each option varies in how it will look visually so when selecting your glass, consider which type would best match your cabinet and overall look before selecting. Depending on what you settle on, some glass options can get expensive based on quality, thickness and style. Check your local building codes for types of glass required. In some cases, tempered glass is required for anything within 18" of the floor.
Most home improvement stores like Home Depot, Lowe's or Menards sell clear glass and cut it to size for free. Note: you might want to bring your finished cabinet door with you to make sure you measure correctly for the right size glass. If your cabinet door with a small recess on the back of the frame, we would recommend ordering glass panels 1/8" smaller than the recess in the frame.
Now that you have prepared the back of the door to accept the glass and measured the opening to install the right size glass, there are several ways to install the glass to secure the back of the cabinet door frame. You'll need to choose your preference.
So, if you've read this far and you're now scratching your head a little, there is one way to update your kitchen with glass doors and that is to order new mullion cabinet doors from Cabinet Doors 'N' More. Cabinet Doors 'N' More offers a wide array of options - from several wood species that can be stained or painted or thermofoil options in several different colors. We have 1 lite/frame only options as well as 4 and 6 lite options. At Cabinet Doors 'N' More, we build new, high-quality mullion cabinet doors made to order. All of our products are made to meet your precise dimensions and shipped to your doorstep direct from our factory.
At Cabinet Doors 'N' More, we have all the refacing products you need for transforming any living space. Our cabinet doors, drawer fronts and drawer boxes are made in the USA and supported by a full one-year warranty. Enjoy free shipping on your cabinet doors regardless of the amount of your order. If you do have a large order, we offer a bulk discount of 10% off when your order is $750 or more. For help finding doors, send us a message today or call 844-915-1150.
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