How to choose a glass cabinet?
When deciding on a glass cabinet, the most important consideration is where in the home you plan on placing it.
Living room display cabinets are perfect for showing your awards, books, and collectables. Display cabinets with lights are perfect for trophies, framed pictures or glassware. If you truly want to enhance the shine of metal or glass objects, choose a cabinet with built-in LED lights. This can be particularly useful if you are well-travelled and wish to display a number of ornaments from your world trips.
For the living room, a freestanding display cabinet can serve as a great centrepiece, while a corner display unit can make the most of a smaller space. Glass cabinet doors also look stylish in entertainment TV units, hiding unsightly cables while keeping all media devices, like games consoles and DVD players, in one place.
In the dining room, a cabinet can hold formal and fine china for special occasions, designer plates or wedding presents. Wooden country style sideboards with glass doors can hold day-to-day plates and other casual dinnerware to save you from having to get them from the kitchen. These types of sideboards often have one or more drawers where you can store napkins, tablecloths and dishcloths, and other items to set the table.
With kitchens, it’s best to store as much as possible in cupboards to free up the worktops and gain more space for food preparation. If you have nice glassware and crockery, you can put it in a display cupboard with glass doors. This can be a pleasing arrangement and help to add a touch of colour to the room. If you want to hide any mismatching kitchenware but would still like to have some reflecting surfaces to bounce off the light, you can choose frosted glass doors.
If you have a collection of beautiful perfume bottles or other toiletries, a wall-mounted glass display cabinet is a practical way to ensure you won’t accidentally knock them off the ledge of the sink. Some glass bathroom cabinets even have lockable doors, ensuring you can keep your medicine safe. For a more sophisticated look, you can choose a glass cabinet with a mirrored back to truly make items stand out.