A Gallery of Gorgeous Glass Fronted Cabinets: All The Beauty of Open Shelving, Without the Dust & Grime

A Gallery of Gorgeous Glass Fronted Cabinets: All The Beauty of Open Shelving, Without the Dust & Grime

Nancy Mitchell
Nov 26, 2016

Open shelving, currently a wildly popular choice for kitchens, has a lot of advantages: it feels lighter, visually, than a big block of upper cabinets, and it can be a really beautiful way to display treasured dishes. It also means that all your dishes are exposed to the dirt and grime of the kitchen, which isn't everyone's cup of tea. If you love the look of open shelving but not the maintenance aspect, allow me to present an alternative: glass front cabinets. They're beautiful, they're classic, and you can display all your dishes prominently while protecting them at the same time.

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A whole wall of glass cabinets and built-in drawers lines one side of a kitchen from Country Living.

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Wood cabinets are a bit out of vogue these days, but I can find nothing to complain about in this lovely kitchen from Lovely Life.

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An extra row of cabinets adds additional storage, and additional style, to this kitchen from Style Me Pretty.

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Not one but two freestanding china cabinets make this kitchen from Bolig memorable.

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Textured glass gives these cabinets, in a kitchen from Luxe Interiors + Design via Decorpad, a special beauty.

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Glass-door Shaker cabinets in a kitchen from deVOL. (Also lead image above.)

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From Lodder Keukens, a beautifully minimal, modern take on the china cabinet.

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Glass-door cabinets in a kitchen from Skona Hem that read more as furniture than kitchen storage.

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Glass door cabinets help to give this kitchen from Rejuvenation a beautiful, timeless feel.

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The subway tile on the back of the cabinets gives this kitchen, from Shoot Factory via The D Pages, a little something extra.

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These steel-door cabinets from Planete Deco almost appear to float. (The mirrored back amplifies the effect.)

Glass-door cabinets grace a kitchen from Domino.

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Steel-framed cabinet doors make this kitchen from Desire to Inspire especially striking.

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A single wall of narrow glass cabinets adds style to this kitchen from Bolig.

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In this kitchen from Martha Stewart, a cabinet with glass on two sides is the perfect place to show off a lovely collection of glassware.

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