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11 reasons to use glass in your kitchen design

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Glass is clean, sophisticated, timeless and elegant. And if you even need any more descriptive words than that to decide to use it, then you're crazy! Glass is a perfect material for kitchens—it allows transparency, making everything clean and easily accessible and best of all—it's friendly on almost any budget limitations! You can use glass for a breakfast book, a backsplash, flooring, counter tops and even skylights above to add more natural light into your kitchen!

If you're thinking of doing a kitchen renovation with the approach of the new year, we suggest you start considering glass as a main component for all of the reasons listed below! Just check out how versatile and adaptable it is to any and all homes and environments!

1. For a great backsplash

​White gloss U shape kitchen designed by Schmidt Barnet, project in Ghana, Africa. Schmidt Kitchens Barnet Modern style kitchen MDF White
Schmidt Kitchens Barnet

​White gloss U shape kitchen designed by Schmidt Barnet, project in Ghana, Africa.

Schmidt Kitchens Barnet

Why fret over tiles and colour options when you can have a sleek and sophisticated backsplash with glass?

2. Plenty of window space

High Gloss Open Plan Kitchen Schmidt Kitchens Barnet Modern style kitchen MDF Beige
Schmidt Kitchens Barnet

High Gloss Open Plan Kitchen

Schmidt Kitchens Barnet

Glass is obviously the chosen materials for all home windows—and adding as many windows as possible to your kitchen space will make for a lively and modern area.

3. For transparent cupboards

Retro Chic | CONDOMINIUM Design Spirits Kitchen
Design Spirits

Retro Chic | CONDOMINIUM

Design Spirits

The alternative to closed cabinetry and exposed shelving is transparent cupboards. This option if for those of you that can't quite take the exposed shelving plunge yet!

4. For more skylights!

Need more lighting? Don't waste electricity—simply add a series of skylights with glass!

5. Coloured glass for a unique backsplash

For a more unique and modern backsplash, choose coloured or tinted glass!

6. Artisan pendant lighting

Modern meets Edwardian. Rencraft Kitchen
Rencraft

Modern meets Edwardian.

Rencraft

These simple and elegant pendant lights add to this modern kitchen with a traditional twist!

7. A modern touch

This kitchen is sleek, elegant and modern and those floor-to-ceiling glass panes make the look.

8. A garage-style door for outdoor living

Ever been to New York City and loved all the garage-door style restaurants and brunch cafes? Well, it's not so hard to install your own!

9. For unique modern shelving

Forget wood or metal shelving! If exposed shelving is your thing, simply choose glass for a clean and efficient look, or opt for tinted glass (like seen here) for a fun and whimsical touch.

10. Glass for a functional partition

Need to divide your kitchen and dining room or any other spaces? Opt for glass.

11. A dining room table

A glass dining room table is an absolute classic. It's modern, yet traditional and forces you to keep the surface clean and hygienic for your dinner parties. 

If you are considering using glass in your kitchen design, these tips will surely get your moving in the right direction!

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