Thinking about changing up your kitchen? Not sure you want to deal with the mess and inconvenience of a full-scale remodel? You might actually be surprised how painless a dramatic kitchen tune-up can be. Updating your kitchen cabinets doesn't have to devastate your day-to-day routine. Refacing or replacing the doors on your existing cabinets is one of the most cost-effective ways to completely overhaul your kitchen's look, and adding accent doors or mullioned glass doors to the plan will give your space a fresh, upscale feel.
Accent doors in kitchen design are used as a decorative accent, not for the entire kitchen. These can include glass doors, mullion doors, leaded glass, louver doors, aluminum frame and stainless steel. Some custom accent doors might have etching or engraving on a panel to set it apart from the other doors. Many times you'll see accent doors on the top row of cupboards where special attention is being drawn to china or beautiful service dishes.
Mullion Cabinet Doors
You may never have heard of them, but you're sure to have seen them somewhere. Mullions are vertical or horizontal pieces that divide the panes of glass of windows and doors. Dividers may be straight, curved, arched, or in a diamond pattern.
In the kitchen, mullion cabinet doors are a popular way to add elegance, show off beautiful china, pottery, or dish sets and add light and openness to a kitchen space. They work particularly well in kitchens featuring traditional or transitional decor styles.
Things To Consider
If you're the carefree type whose cabinet interiors reflect your easygoing habits, you might want to re-think glass cabinet doors or rather go with a frosted version so visitors can't see the contents. After all, one of the advantages of cabinets is keeping clutter out of sight. On the other hand, you can choose specific cabinet spaces you want to highlight with accent or mullion windows, and keep regular cabinet doors on more high-use cabinets in your kitchen.
Keep in mind that mullion windows tend to lend a more traditional feel to a space, although some more contemporary options are available. The most contemporary option would be a textured accent window paired with streamlined, minimalist hardware. That simple style will work for you for years.
If you have more questions about your kitchen remodel and cabinet refacing options, the experts at Kitchen Tune-Up would love to talk to you about your options and offer some inspiration. Contact us today to get started.