For this blog and several others to come, I am going to be writing about the different decorative details and accents that can be added to a cabinet design to create unique and personalized touches that overall complete the look of any kitchen, home office, dry/wet bar, or any other place in the home you want to create an impact.

For today’s topic, we’ll be discussing our different glass inserts you can add to wall cabinets to create visual interest in a room. Depending on what you choose glass inserts can display collectibles or fine china, or offer another texture to the overall look of your cabinets.

Prepare for…Glass!

Most of Dura Supremes door styles can be designed with our Frame and Glass/Mirror modification for wall cabinets. When this is specified, we remove the center panel of the door and you can choose from decorative glass or mirror that we supply and install for you. We secure the glass with a clear vinyl retaining strip which prevents the glass from rattling and provides a clean look. We offer several styles of glass inserts, 5 mirror options, as well as back painted glass in white and black.

 

This simple hutch design uses clear glass inserts to showcase the dinnerware inside.

Design by Homestead Kitchens | Littleton, MA

Seeded glass not only distorts the items behind it but also gives cabinets an aged, antique look popular in Farmhouse style designs

Design by Dura Supreme Cabinetry

 

 

Transitional Reeded Glass adds dimension as well as distortion to items behind it in the wall cabinets designed for this beverage center.

Design by Shelley Lober, CKD of Kitchens of Diablo | Danville, CA

 

This beautiful built-in uses tall wall cabinets with doors modified to have clear glass inserts. The intermediate rail which is standard on doors over 48″ splits the doors equally with two glass inserts.

Design by Yuliya Kononova of Standale Home Studio | Grand Rapids, MI

Photo by Leigh Ann Cobb Photography

Prepare for…Mirror!

Adding mirrors to your design is another option you can choose for your Dura Supreme cabinetry. Mirrors hide what is behind the doors while still adding a decorative element to the room. Mirrors not only make a room seem larger, but they can reflect light back, making spaces look brighter.

The small bar area off the dining room has our antique mirror insert option which offers a softer reflection.

Design by Kristen Peck of Knight Construction & Remodeling | Chanhassen, MN

Another use of our Antique Mirrors adds dimension and texture to this master bath.

Design by Kristen Peck of Knight Construction & Remodeling | Chanhassen, MN

Prepare for…Leaded Glass!

Yes, leaded glass inserts can be a beautiful alternative that our doors can be modified with. We have 12 different leaded glass options to choose from for an old-world look and feel to your cabinets. The cameing that creates the glass panels is offered in a pewter finish as standard, however brass, copper, and nickel can be specified.

Dura Supreme’s Leaded Glass Insert LG-45

Design by Studio M Kitchen & Bath | Plymouth, MN

Dura Supreme’s Leaded Glass Insert LG-40

Design by Spacial Design | San Anselmo, CA

Dura Supreme’s Leaded Glass Insert LG-50

Design by Karr Bick Kitchen and Bath | Brentwood, MO

Prepare for…Your Own Insert!

If our glass inserts won’t work with what you are looking to do, you also can have us remove the center panel and supply your own insert. This is where you can get super creative and think outside the box when it comes to decorative inserts for your cabinet doors. You can choose glass that is sourced locally by your favorite artisan, use perforated metal sheets, decorative chicken wire…the options are endless! With this modification, we supply a clear vinyl retaining strip to hold your insert in place if needed.

A custom wired insert was used for this transitional kitchen design.

Design by Studio M Kitchen & Bath | Plymouth, MN

 

 

Beautiful brass wire inserts were added to this transitional farmhouse kitchen creating a one-of-a-kind look for this family.

Created by Michelle Lecinski of The Advance Design Studio | Gilbert, IL

These doors were prepped to allow for a custom screen to be added for the built-in dog kennels in this laundry room.

Design by Dana Langreck, CKD of Bella Domicile | Madison, WI

Photo by Shanna Wolf Photography

Another great example of modifying cabinets doors and using custom inserts like these. The decorative metal sheets allow for ventilation for elements such as radiators while adding texture.

Designed by Mariotti Building Products | Old Forge, PA

Photography by Danielle Coons

With so many options for door inserts available, provided by Dura Supreme or you, you can be sure whatever look you’re wanting to create is possible!

Look for my next blog in a few weeks where we will highlight our different mullion door options!

 

Stacey Lindstrom is the National Training Manager for Dura Supreme Cabinetry. Stacey has a degree in interior design and over 25 years in the kitchen and Bath industry. She has worked in all kinds of business platforms, from small dealers to online design and sales, and has worked with 20.20 Design software since 1997. Her first venture working with Dura Supreme Cabinets was way back in 1995, creating hand drawings for a dealer showroom. In the last 10 years, she has had her work showcased on episodes of Kitchen Crashers and Bath Crashers, as well as season 15 of Big Brother. As much as she loves designing spaces for clients, Stacey enjoys training and educating on product and design as well, and draws from her own expertise as well us blunders over the years to help Dura Supreme and its dealers.

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