Updated Ways to Use Glass Cabinetry in Kitchens

barrique.jpgI absolutely love these glass door cabinets by Ernestomeda, an Italian manufacturer of high-end cabinetry.  The Barrique Collection is one of their newest offerings showcasing lacquered and glass cabinetry. 

This first picture shows a small aluminum fame door with Merlot glass – a huge departure from the typical frosted glass shown by most contemporary cabinet lines.

Any glass or acrylic panels can be used in these doors so the design possibilities are endless.

These cabinets can be lit to showcase items inside or left unlit, as shown here, to give a hint of what is inside.  I prefer them unlit because it gives greater flexibility for the types of items stored inside. 

ernes2.jpgThis next picture shows a dimensional door with pantry type shelves to showcase glass ware.

This is a unique way to showcase items and have functional storage at the same time.

It is hard to tell by the picture but it seems the lights shine towards the front so the items stored in the rear are not apparent.

If you try to duplicate this look  be careful to calculate the weight of the door.  The hinges could very easily fail and cause the door to sag.

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2 Replies to “Updated Ways to Use Glass Cabinetry in Kitchens”

  1. Wow! The Merlot glass doors are gorgeous. They are so modern and would obviously be a conversation starter—perfect for a house with young hipsters who like to entertain. I love neutral, natural kitchens, too, but these doors could be a great way to spice it up. And if after several years homeowners decided they weren’t into them anymore, you could just replace the glass with regular frosted glass.

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