Glass Countertops

In today’s kitchen, modern, sleek lines are very popular. It is no wonder that glass countertops are a growing trend in these kitchens. After all, glass countertops blend quite well with another popular kitchen trend, aluminum finish appliances. In addition, these countertops are very easy to clean and maintain. When you are shopping for glass countertops, you should be sure that all of the edges are rounded or beveled to avoid sharp corners.

Since all of these countertops will be made using safety glass, you won’t need to worry about having your countertop shatter into sharp pieces if an accident occurs. However, if you drop a heavy object on it, the glass can become cracked or pitted. Because of this, you may not want to use a glass countertop in high traffic areas.

Another problem with glass countertops is that they can quickly become dirty. Every fingerprint, smear, and streak shows up instantly, and any type of glass seems to be a magnet for children, who love to press their noses against it. Of course, wiping the grime away doesn’t take long, so this isn’t a major drawback.

While most people think of clear glass when they think about glass countertops, you can also find colored glass. This allows you to really add color and texture to your kitchen. Of course, if you use a glass countertop with display space beneath it, you can have plenty of color and texture with clear glass, too. One of the most popular ways to use this display space is to fill it with things like:

  • Beans
  • Pasta
  • Whole Grains
  • Dried Flowers
  • Seashells

Of course, you could also display vintage kitchen utensils or linens in the space. If glass countertops seem to be a little too much for your kitchen, you can still use this glass display space idea.

Glass drawer fronts are another popular trend in today’s kitchen and even a single drawer front filled with tricolor pasta or small kitchen canisters can really add some fun and color to your kitchen. Of course, with this option, you are giving up some of your valuable storage space, since part of your drawer is being used by the glass front.