(Closed) anyone has a lacquered glass kitchen?

posted 4 years ago in Home
  • poll: Which kitchen?
    lacquered glass - that is what you want! : (5 votes)
    63 %
    solid wood - solid = stronger, also makes the kitchen classic : (3 votes)
    38 %
  • Post # 2
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    Bumble bee

    The reason why solid wood is better in a kitchen is becuase things get wet. If water sloshes out of the sink or something dribbles over the counter and isn’t wiped up immediately it will cause the pressed wood to bubble and swell-not a pretty look. It also has a tendency to dent much much easier than solid wood does, so if you bump into it with a chair or have something in your pocket and you bump a door it will leave a dent. It’s especially an issue with kids if you have them/plan to have them or plan to eventually sell the house.

    I didn’t look at the pictures but my advice would be to do a coordinating solid wood on the bottom where there is more wear and tear and then your stylish glass/pressed wood on top. You’ll get the look you want and avoid a lot of the problems associated with pressed wood cabinets.

    Post # 3
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    Helper bee

    I personally find the glass kitchens dating, however they can look modern and sleek when done right.

    First and foremost, is this your “forever” home, or a home you plan to sell in the next 5-8 years? If you are keeping it with no forseeable resale, then go for what you want. If you plan to sell, wood is going to entice a larger audience. 

    You could also do a compromise. Do the cabinets and framework in solid wood in the colour of your choice and do the coverings and counter tops etc. in that polished glass style, so that way if it becomes too much for you at some point, you just need to take off the doors and counter tops and replace with the same hardwood.

    • This reply was modified 4 years, 3 months ago by  thepersephone.
    Post # 4
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2010

    niki2015:  I woudl be most worried about resale value. You have to ask yourself: How long are you planning to live in the home? Does it fit with the existing style of your house? What are the demographics of your neighborhood young or older? 

    If you are not planning to live in your house for for a fairly long time, or it wouldn’t fit with the overall style of your house or neighborhood, there is a good chance that it may make your house more difficult to sell because it is a unique style that other people may not appreciate. On the other hand, if you live in a very “hip, up and coming” neighborhood, or you don’t plan on selling for a long time, go for it! 

    Post # 6
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    Bumble bee

    niki2015:  I would take that kitchen any day!  Wood is not the be-all and end-all in kitchens anymore.  And I’m not afraid of color either.  Go for it if it is your dream kitchen!

    Post # 7
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: City, State

    niki2015:  

    Pic?

    Sounds very intriguing.

    Ok, I looked at some pics, I get it now.

    Post # 9
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    I find wood kitchens to be very dated. Our kitchen is a high gloss white laquer. I think laquer/ glass is way more modern and cool than basic wood. 

    I googled the company you’re looking at and its so dreamy. I would go with that 100% with no hesitation. 

     

    Post # 10
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    I think it’s really beautiful and modern but I would worry that oil or even ioly fingerprints would damage the matte effect. I’ve had photo frames and things with the matte glass and it was hard to keep perfect (I had a kiddo in the house at the time).

    Post # 11
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: City, State

    niki2015:  

    Ooooohhhhh!  Stunning!  Thank you for posting!

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