Does glass in cabinet doors need to be tempered?
Most cabinet glass is at eye level and out of harm’s way in a typical residential kitchen. Tempering is essential for glass installed at floor level or in commercial kitchens. Glass is very rarely installed in floor-level cabinets but must be tempered if it is.
What is a toe kick on a cabinet?
A toe kick is the recessed space on a lower cabinet that offers room for – you guessed it – your toes. These few inches enable your feet to rest comfortably under a small section of the cabinet, allowing you to get closer to the countertop without having to hunch over.
What kind of glass goes in cabinet doors?
Plain, transparent glass is a classic, fail-safe choice, as well as the most widely available. Select a tempered style to guard against breakage. You can either use single flat panels, as in this kitchen, or go with decorative mullions to enhance your kitchen’s design. Also consider
How thick should glass be for cabinet doors?
The standard thickness for glass in cabinets is 1/8″ which is light enough that your door won’t feel heavy, but thicker than single strength glass so it’s not as easily broken. There is also the option to have tempered glass in your cabinets as well.
What kind of glass is best for kitchen cabinets?
Types of Glasses to Use for Your Kitchen Cabinets
- Transparent Glass a sturdy and strong choice.
- Frosted Glass – great for distorted view.
- Textured Glass – for classy appearance.
- Seeded Glass – for perfect vintage expression.
- Leaded Glass – for seamless and arty look.
- Sumiglass – for stylish interior look.
Where do glass kitchen cabinets go?
Glass cabinet doors are used most often in upper cabinets. You can install them in one cabinet, in every other cabinet, or in all the cabinets. If you’ve chosen to take cabinets to the ceiling, a thin, horizontal pane of glass in the upper-upper cabinet doors adds interest and breaks the look up a bit.