…And we don’t mean the glasses you drink out of or your fancy serving platters. We’re referring to incorporating glass into the design and layout of your space. Most kitchens tend to be made up of primarily natural elements; wood cabinets, granite countertops, wood or stone tile floors, and a variety of other components.

Another great way to enhance a space is by adding an alternative natural element, such as glass. Windows to the outdoors allow sunlight to flow through and give us views of the outdoor scenery, but there are other ways to embody the natural light as well.

Cabinet Doors: The most common being replacing a standard wood cabinet door with a decorative glass insert:

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Or these two have clear glass cabinet doors that show through, one to the outdoors, and the other to exposed natural stone:

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Countertops: We’ve talked about integrating wood tops into a kitchen plan, and there are, of course, endless options in the way of granite, marble, Silestone, quartz, and Corian; We’ve even seen some home kitchens go more commercial by including stainless steel countertops for the work or prep areas. But another great way to break up the space is to add a glass piece to the island or peninsula:

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Backsplash: The backsplash is one of the most defining pieces of a kitchen because there are so many options to choose from. It’s a way to add some flare to a space without overdoing it. Here are some samples of using glass as a backsplash:

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Visit our Portfolio page on our website, or our Houzz profile for more ideas of how to use glass and other natural elements!