Glass has widely been regarded as a fantastic material for different forms of art and functional uses for many centuries. Only recently however has glass made its entrance into the world of functional interior design, specifically counters and countertops. The kitchen is the number one place (with bathrooms coming in at a close second) where glass is applied and with very good reason. Kitchen counters can give any kitchen a more modern feel, while also providing an open & clean look to the space. Kitchen counters are also very hygienic because they are a naturally anti-bacterial surface, which are very easy to clean.
There are many different applications of glass counters in kitchens so let’s go through the most popular forms.
#1 Glass Countertops
Glass countertops are comparable to the price of granite countertops, are as strong as stone (when properly formed), and can really set a space apart. There are a plethora of different ways to customize glass countertops including:
- Adding Underlit LED lighting
- Backpainted Glass
- Custom Surface Treatments & Textures
- & Many more different customizations
Check out some examples of some glass countertops in action:
#2 Raised Bar Glass Countertops
Raised bar glass countertops are another form of glass countertops that can actually be appended to an existing countertop. This type of glass counter has all of the same customization options available for glass countertops however they also have the option of choosing a standoff or substrate that will attach the counter to the existing surface. This type of surface is perfect for breakfast/drink bars to add extra seating and room in an existing space. Check out a few examples of raised bar glass countertops:
#3 Glass Kitchen Islands
Glass counters can also be a fantastic choice for kitchen island installations, especially when coupled by LED underlighting. This type of glass counter can also be customized with all of the same features available for glass countertops and can be customized to match any kitchen space. Check out a few examples below:
As you can see glass is revolutionizing kitchen interiors and has become a major surface consideration for kitchen counters with a variety of different uses. For more information on custom glass countertops, check out the #1 expert in the field CBD Glass: