Our recent story on doorless Cabinets for Cheap received a good number of comments, with many of you registering a thumbs down due to concerns about having to clean dust, grease and grime off items that are left out in the open. For those who prefer door-fronted kitchen wall cabinets, but don’t necessarily like the heavy, clunky look of them when they are suspended in an open kitchen, here are some examples of how you can Cabinets for Cheap keep things open, yet closed. "studiohw | Heather WeissPerhaps you require a good number of wall cabinets in your kitchen because you need the extra storage. Or maybe you want to create a Cabinets for Cheap bit of separation from an adjacent dining or living room. Rather than going with a bank of conventional, closed-off cabinets, which can block views and light and make the kitchen feel too closed off from the rest of the house, try adding cabinets that have glass doors or panels on both sides, as was done in this Cabinets for Cheap.
Here’s another kitchen that has a nice open feel to it due to the see-through glass cabinets suspended above the peninsula. It helps give the space a light, open and bright quality.Archipelago Hawaii Luxury Home Designs4There’s also a practical reason to install see-through cabinets with glass doors on both sides: Your guests can access items, such as wine glasses, from the Cabinets for Cheap adjoining room.Archipelago Hawaii Luxury Home Designs2This is the other side of the peninsula shown in the previous photo. Not only does this suspended cabinet serve as a handsome display case, but, again, it allows your guests to easily grab whatever glassware or other items they need.Kurtz Homes NaplesYounique DesignsI tell my design clients that Cabinets for Cheap the single best decorative element they can add to their home is not a paint color, textile or piece of furniture — it’s natural light. And so I say the more windows, the better.
I’d be remiss if I didn’t point out that the one downside to glass-framed cabinets is that all of the contents are on full display. This is Cabinets for Cheap clearly not the cabinet in which to store those random plastic storage containers or mangled boxes of cereal. Reserve these cabinets for items that are worthy of being on view.Artistic Kitchen Design - Los Altos BuildersOf course, you can always help soften the view of your cabinet contents by installing frosted glass, or a frosted film on top of the glass. This Cabinets for Cheap treatment allows a lovely soft, diffuse light to flow into the interior areas of a home.Rugo/ Raff Ltd. ArchitectsNatural light and transparent or translucent glass that allows the light to shine in are always desirable in a kitchen. Suspended glass-framed cabinets just might be the perfect option for those trying to balance kitchen storage needs and a small bit of separation between rooms while still allowing light to Cabinets for Cheap circulate or sightlines to be preserved."
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