New Year, New Kitchen

It’s a new year! This means, for many of us, it’s time to make New Year’s resolutions—whether those are spending more time with friends and family, getting more sleep, or going to the gym more often.

If one of your New Year’s resolutions is finally remodeling your old, outdated kitchen, Jack’s can help.

We offer a variety of exciting—and unexpected—glass decor options that complement any style, from elegant and traditional to simple and modern. Keep reading to find out how glass can work in your kitchen.

Where to Use Glass

Glass is a beautiful, durable material that can be used in traditional and surprising ways, from cabinets to countertops. It can be used in any kitchen; however, it’s a particularly good option for small kitchens, which can often feel dark and cramped. Glass reflects light, making the space feel brighter and bigger.

Glass Cabinets

Cabinet doors with glass inserts are a popular choice because they add elegance and airiness to any kitchen. You can buy cabinet doors with glass. Or, if you like your existing cabinets, you can have glass inserts installed.

Glass cabinet inserts are available in a variety of finishes, including clear, frosted, and patterned. Clear glass is ideal for cabinets containing fine china and other items you’d like to display. Frosted glass, on the other hand, is great for cabinets containing pantry items or other items you want to keep hidden. (It’s also great for those of us whose cabinets aren’t as organized as we’d like them to be!) Patterned glass is a good in-between option.

In addition to the glass itself, you also have several options regarding the number of glass cabinets you have. You might want all of your cabinets to contain glass, or you can use one cabinet with patterned glass to act as a focal point or art piece in your kitchen.

Glass Countertops

Not only are glass countertops beautiful, they are also some of the most durable around. Glass countertops are resistant to stains, scratches, cuts, and damage from heat—unlike other countertop materials like laminate, marble, granite, and butcher block. They are also very low-maintenance: they don’t require resealing or varnish to protect against stains. This makes them ideal for the busy cook and for family homes.

Glass countertops are extremely customizable: you choose the thickness, color, and translucency of the glass to make it uniquely yours.

Consider using glass for both your kitchen countertops and your island or bar area for a cohesive look. Or use glass as your island countertop to act as a statement piece.

Glass Backsplash

A glass backsplash, like glass countertops, is a durable, low-maintenance option that can add a serious wow factor to your kitchen.

Whatever your style, you can find a glass backsplash that you love. There are tons of different styles and glass types to choose from—including clear, frosted, leaded, patterned, and brightly colored glass. You can also choose between a single glass sheet or individual glass tiles.

A new trend that we love is installing a single sheet of clear glass in front of paint or wallpaper: this allows you to highlight a gorgeous paint color or wallpaper pattern without risking chipping or peeling.

For a more traditional look, you might think about glass tiles in a mosaic pattern.

Call Us Today

Whether you know exactly what you want or you need full-scale design input, we’re here to help. We offer in-home consultations to assess your needs and work out a customized plan for your kitchen remodel. Call us today to talk to one of our residential glass experts.

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